Archives for July 25, 2008

Head of UMN Morris Backs PZ Myers

It appears that the Chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Morris put out a statement today regarding PZ Myers’ recent activity in relation to the cracker/eucharist. This led to coverage in the Star Tribune where you can, if you like, leave a comment. The story: Morris chancellor defends instructor who defiled Eucharist, tore Qur’an The…

According to the Star Tribune: But the Star Tribune is wrong, and they know they are wrong (according to sources close in). So, is their front page editor on crack or something? Let’s test this hypothesis. (UPDATE: See: Senate race polling breakdown)

PZ Myers vs. The Cracker

The same guy made this film:

Some current news in the Linuxosphere, and some things going on on my very own desktop, have me wondering about the nature of the Linux Desktop. Here are a few questions to ponder. Are Gnome and Ubuntu ruining the Linux Desktop? And if they are, what do we do about it? Is Linux currently at…

Ding Dong

… door bell ringing in the middle of the afternoon. Either a neighbor in trouble or trouble for whomever is bothering me…. I look through the peep hole and see two young men in white shirts and dark pants. Bloody Mormons. Vaguely curious as to how they are going to identify themselves, (since Mormon has…

The New World Order

Hey, this seems like a great idea, what do you think? (I have to admit that I got board and did not watch it to the end…. as long as they are not planning on planting chips in our bodies.)

Sorry for the mixed metaphor, but I assure you, it gets worse. Google may be taking a shot at Wikipedia (and similar projects) with its newly unveiled Knol project. Knol was announced many moons ago but has been under cover and password protected with only a few special people allowed in to see what was…

Carnivals

The Carnival of Cinema MedBlogs Grand Rounds 4:44 The 200th Edition! Change of Shift: New Year, New Logo (Vol.3, No. 2) The 134th Carnival of Homeschooling – The 12 Labors of Hercules Olympic-themed I and the Bird #80!

First Test Tube Baby Born

The birth of the world’s first “test tube baby” has been announced in Manchester. Louise Brown was born shortly before midnight in Oldham and District General Hospital. Weighing 5lb 12oz (2.61 kg) the baby was delivered by caesarean section because her mother, Lesley Brown, was suffering from toxaemia. The consultant in charge of the case,…

Enough monkeys banging on keyboards over enough time should produce, through random chance alone, sensible prose now and then. But if the monkeys are bloggers and reporters and other people, the noise they generate would become merely pseudo-sensible because of (highly unlikely) chance events, but it should actually contain some information. With a little tweaking…