Archives for September 17, 2008

Mickey Mouse Must Diiieieeee!!!!

Sheikh Muhammad Munajid claimed the mouse is “one of Satan’s soldiers” and makes everything it touches impure. But he warned that depictions of the creature in cartoons such as Tom and Jerry, and Disney’s Mickey Mouse, had taught children that it was in fact loveable. The cleric, a former diplomat at the Saudi embassy in…

Congressional Threat against Open Access

It what may be little more than a turf battle among members (committees, really) in the US Congress, a major piece of legislation supporting Open Access in research may be in danger. There is an interesting piece about this in ars technica: The House of Representatives has seen the introduction of legislation, HR 6845 that,…

I have 18 readers!!!!

… according to this article by Rosslyn Beeby in the Canberra Times: … But Greg Laden, a biological anthropologist, whose most recent posting is about excavating a giant Buddha in Afghanistan, is the network’s third most popular blog with a daily average [number of readers] of around 18… Go read the article. All of your…

This is what Republicans look like

If you are a Republican and you don’t think you look like this, think again. Hat tip Joe

Tinklenberg Or Bust

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How to ruin it for everybody …

This is almost National Lampoon Vacation Movie funny, except that it is not funny. As five of you, who have read my piece at the new blog A Vote for Science know, the ultimate outcome of events … and how society reacts to them … may depend on the level at which were are set…

Yemen

A car bomb and rocket attack on the US embassy in Yemen has killed at least 16 people, including civilians and Yemeni security guards, Yemen officials said. -bbc Why Yemen?