Archives for October 14, 2008

Prestigious Evolution Award Awarded

Consider the following words: The evidence supporting evolution is overwhelming and comes from diverse disciplines, such as molecular biology, paleontology, comparative anatomy, ethology, and biochemistry. There is no controversy among biologists about whether evolution occurs, nor are there science-based alternative theories. Evolution is a unifying theme in biology; teaching it as such is the best…

A team of archaeologists working offshore from Haifa, Israel in the Mediterranean has discovered both direct and indirect evidence of human tuberculosis. This is important because, if confirmed, the TB cases date to 3,000 years earlier than expected: The disease should not be in skeletons this old. Also, this research seems to indicate that Tuberculosis…

A poem for Open Access Day

Open Access Day They said: “if you publish in an open forum your paper’d be rubbish and clearly hokum” “pub’s commercial know how to review with the peerage, how to make data flow and hurdles clearage” “limited space on the page with every new edition so few make the passage, it’s editorial selection!” “we have…

‘Would Richard Stallman insist that the baby be called GNU/Linux? Does a baby named Linux go to sleep and wake up without problems? How often does he outgrow his footwear and require a reboot?’ All the answers and more are here.

Is now up at Almost Diamonds, and contains gems such as: The latest statement by Bachmann that has the national onlookers up in arms (and falling down with laughter) is her statement that we don’t need to worry about the environment and global warming, because the planet’s already been saved–by Jesus. Seriously. Hey, if you…