Archives for October 17, 2008

John McCain has got to be the biggest moron this side of stoopidville. For so many reasons. The latest is his very public cozy-ing up to the now famous “Joe the Plumber.” We are at war in two countries. The economy is in a state not seen since the beginning of the Great Depression and…

Michele Bachmann has got to go.

UPDATE: Since Bachmann’s appearance on Hardball, the Tinklenberg Campaign has received over $30,000.00 in donations! Much of this could be because of the link from Pharyngula, but I think a fair number of people also watch Hard Ball. I’m sure Tinklenberg would appreciate more…

Macaque Mothers Favor Their Sons

The Trivers Willard Hypothesis predicts that under certain conditions, individuals will bias their investment in offspring differently depending on the sex of the offspring. It is believed that this can be as extreme as infanticide or as subtle as providing different amounts of breast milk. A new study by Katherine Hinde finds that macaques may…

Science Halloween Costume Ideas

Energy and Global Warming Science Fiction Anthropology The Britney Spears Costume plus the Adult Pregnant Soccer Mom Costume = the Britney Spears Sister Costume. Evolution vs. Creationism

Giant Sperm Found On Mars

This sucker is about 70 kilometers long: Get the details here, from NASA

Remarkable Fossil Findings

I have three neat news stories to report, including the oldest insect ever, all cool fossil finds being reported just now. Walking Fish Helps Fill Evolutionary Gap Some 375 million years ago, a unique fish existed with features in its head that helped pave the way for vertebrate animals to live on land, scientists said…

Carnivals Galore!

Your weekend reading is ready! A totally multimedia version of Boneyard XIV is up at the Other 95%. You must see this carnival. Carnival of Homeschooling: The Missing Day is at Homeschoolbuzz.com Carnival of the Recipes: Tricks, Treats & Eats at Everything and Nothing Good News Film Reviews is at Carnival of Cinema Gene Genie…

Elephants Are Not Ethnic-Blind

I have had this experience. I’ve traveled literally hundreds of kilometers by foot together with Efe (Pygmy) hunters in the Ituri Forest. We see very few animals. The few we do see are attacked, killed, and eaten. Well, a lot of them actually get away, but that is the idea. But I’ve also traveled many…

New Website Too Cute To Exist

ZooBorns is a new site dedicated to scarfing up everyone else’s internet traffic by posting nothing but cute baby animals, like these Red Panda Cubs recently born in the Edmonton Valley Zoo: Zooborn is produced by Chris and Andrew, who are very dedicated animal-symps. Andrew runs the blog Zooillogix. ZooBorns brings you the newest and…