Archives for August 25, 2008

They say Lake Itasca is the source of the Mississippi. This is why there is a big state park surrounding the lake, a park that preserves some beautiful old forest despite the best efforts of 19th century lumberjacks to cut it down. Amanda next to the tallest white pine tree in Minnesota I’ve been to…

Kennedy

The Olympics (which this blog boycotted) were OK, but the real show starts tonight with the Democratic National Convention. I’ve been faithfully watching the convention … all but one (no TV in the jungle) … since I was born, though the first one I actually remember was 68. And of course, there has not been…

FOX is not a news network. Here, they are being shown the door. These protesters are mostly fairly silly, but here I applaud them.

David Campbell is a life science teacher in Florida who was recently profiled in the New York Times because of his involvement in the debate between Creationism and Evolution. This discussion is being picked up in the Blogosphere, and this is very timely, as this is the time when teachers in most US school districts…

Charles Darwin by Michael Ruse

I am currently reading Charles Darwin (Blackwell Great Minds), and so far I mainly like it. Ruse, as you may know, is a philosopher, something of a science historian, and a science writer who has criticized what he calls “strident” atheism for being too fundamentalist. So that is as annoying as hell. The volume at…

OK, Protest Over

The talking ads (and some other bad ads) have been told to go away. If there are any problems like this over the next few days, let me know and I’ll pass that on to the person in charge of this stuff. It turns out that this was not supposed to happen, but it could…

This Site is Shut Down in Protest

This Site is OFF LINE. Shut Down. Nothing here to see. Go away. And it shall remain so until the Talking Ad that sometimes appears on the right side bar goes away forever. For. Ever. Have a nice day. The Management. I’ll be blogging here until this is sorted out.

See it for yourself: [Hat Tipe: Ana]