Archives for November 8, 2008

School Play

Julia’s school play. The selection criteria for these photos is that they are kinda in focus.

Stretching. The truth.

It has been known for a long time, but people don’t change their beliefs easily. You stretch AFTER you exercise the muscle, not before. Stretching before can lead to injury and also weakens the muscles you are about to use (temporarily). Stretch after the exercise to reduce the pain (the good pain) or possible spasms…

Earlier, I reported a poll indicating that “one third of British Teachers” support teaching creationism in the classroom. I thought this was vaguely interesting, which is why I mentioned it briefly on this blog, but I put the idea of pursuing this off for a later time. Well, I have subsequently looked into it a…

Carnivalia

The Saturday, November 1, 2008 edition of the Carnival of Evolution, a.k.a. The Carnival of Evolution #5, is now up at The Other 95% The Carnival of the Liberals: Election Special! is HERE at the Lay Scientist. I shall note as well that the next edition of teh COL is here, on this blog (this…

Visit this poll!

And I promise you, the poll keeper, Rachel Maddow, will not be annoyed. This is a community driven TODO list for President Elect Obama. HERE

Norm Coleman Trying To Throw Out Votes

Norm Coleman is afraid of YOUR vote. Especially if you filed an absentee ballot: Republican Sen. Norm Coleman filed an injunction to stop the opening and counting of 32 absentee ballots in Minneapolis, according to a copy of the court documents filed today provided to the Pioneer Press by Democrat Al Franken’s campaign…. …The Franken…

Hurricane Paloma is …

…. About to hit the south coast of Cuba with possibly a 20 foot storm surge. …. Tied for the second strongest hurricane evah in the Atlantic in November. …. Currently a Category Three FOUR! storm. …. Going to fall apart totally after it moves into the Atlantic, having had its way with Cuba Here’s…

According to the survey of 1,200 teachers, 53 per cent thought that creationism should not be taught in science lessons, while 29 per cent thought it should, reports Timesonline. However, 88 per cent said that if students raised the issue in a science lesson, they should be allowed to discuss it. details UPDATE: see THIS…

My Friend Curly and the President Elect

Obamadog. Barack Obama’s first serious mistake since the election. Many of you heard the question at President Elect Obama’s first news conference, which was mainly about the economy, regarding what kind of dog the girls would be getting as per a deal apparently made some time ago. The only safe answer to that question would…

Watch it to the end. The money-shot is at five minutes and five seconds. MSNBC seems reluctant to put this video up, but someone on YouTube comes to the rescue.