Archives for August 14, 2008

Especially after seeing this unbelievable display of racism and disrespect:

Blogospherics: Recommended reads

The latest video on bigfoot is in, thanks to Brian Switek at Laelaps: They are assembling a scientific team. Obviously, they lost my phone number. (Brian’s got another interesting video, of a Texas Goat Sucker, that you must see.) Yet another possible example of fear and loathing of literature of, by, about, for, or against…

Obama Plane Did Declare Emergency

What they said then: What they say now: I’m not sure I care. But there you have it.

Size and Scaling in Hominid Evolution

Stephen Jay Gould and David Pilbeam wrote a paper in 1974 that was shown ten years later to be so totally wrong in its conclusions that it has fallen into an obscurity not usually linked to either Gould or Pilbeam. However, they were actually right in ways that they could not have anticipated. And even…

A remarkable find in North Africa is reported in PLoS. Information has just been released on this new archaeological site in a formerly much greener Sahara. This will provide an interesting physical unerpinning for the recent work on a “Genetic Map of Europe” (see this summary by Razib) and a new perspective on the movement…

They Found Bigfoot

Finally, Bigfoot has been found. bigfoot It is reported that Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, of Georgia, have found a bigfoot body, over seven feet tall. They’ve put bigfoot into a freezer, snapped a few grainy photographs, and will let the rest of us see it some time in the future. Bigfoot expert Tom Biscardi…

On June 29th, 2008, University of Central Florida student and student officer Webster Cook was involved in the incident that has since become known as Crackergate. Mr. Cook, while trying to leave the premises of the the school’s Catholic Church with the un-swallowed bread that is believed by some Catholics to be Jesus Christ, was…