Archives for July 16, 2008

… Or is it? I just wrote an entire blog post about Sizzle, but accidentally posted it as a comment instead here. I’m actually pointing you to the comment before mine, which in turn inspired mine. Have a look.

This beats running in one of those crazy marathons… Apparently, folding proteins is rather difficult. Or at least, the computational simulation of protein folding is processor intensive. So this is a job that has been worked up into a system that allows regular people like you and me to participate in, using our home computer…

Creation Science 101

An oldie but a goodie.

Science as Sub Culture

The Seed Magazine motto is “Science as Culture.” Interesting. I think they are talking about the interaction of culture and science, and about science as a part of the broader culture. But it may also be true that science, or scientists in particular, form something of a subculture (not a perfectly bounded one, of course)…

To the moon!

On this day in 1969, three Earthlings were launched into space with the intention of landing on The Moon. From a BBC report of the time: On board are three astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. All have already flown in space during the Gemini manned space missions, and have been intensively…

First, let me note this new carnival that I hope gets a LOT of attention. It is currently hosted at A Blog Around The Clock and is know as The Giant’s Shoulders. This is because it assimilates posts on classic papers. This is one of those motivating carnivals. People don’t blog enough on classic works…

PZ Myers Death Threat Confession

Charles Kroll is the presumed husband of “Melanie,” the person who’s work email account was used to send PZ Myers a very nasty death threat. This is the death threat: You have two choices my fucked up friend, first you can quit your job for the good of the children. Or you can get your…