Archives for November 10, 2008

I have a hypothesis that A Blog Around the Clock, one of the Scienceblogs.com blogs, crashes some browsers. In particular, I think it crashes blogers that use certain libraries in Linux. If you are a Linux user, I wonder if you could help me test this hypothesis. Save your work, bookmark the sites you want…

Sunsara Taylor on Away With All Gods!

photo source Sunsara Taylor will speak about the book Away With All Gods at two times and locations in the Twin Cities this week! Wednesday, November 12th at 7:00 PM Amazon/True Colors Bookstore 4755 Chicago Avenue S Minneapolis, MN 55407 (Just across from Turtle Bread) Thursday, November 13th, 7:00 PM Blegan Hall, Room 10 (basement)…

Cute baby lions. When they grow up, they will want to eat you. I’ll never forget the first wild lion I ever saw. It was a pitch black night, on the savanna in the Western Rift Valley. I had climbed on top of the hood of the Land Rover, engine off, but headlights on. My…

God Poll: This looks like a nice AJAX application that happens to ask some interesting questions. I’m showing it to you because of the technology, not because of the content. Not to encourage you to crash a poll or anything. Just because PZ does that.

Ricci’s mug shot ” Jonathan Ricci [of] Florida … was arrested Saturday morning after he allegedly tried to steal “a handful of communion wafers” from a priest at a Catholic church in Jensen Beach. Ricci, 33, sought to swipe 15 wafers valued at $1 .. 9 AM, Ricci accepted a wafer on the Communion line,…

More GLBTA News

So, you’ve heard that the Obama Transition Team is an A in GLBTA. Good. Now, for some other mostly positive news: 3rd Episcopal diocese splits from church over gays A third theologically conservative diocese has broken away from the liberal Episcopal Church in a long-running dispute over the Bible, gay relationships and other issues. The…

Mars Phoenix Lander Is No Longer With Us

Like Jerry the Goldfish, whom I found doing the old back paddle this morning, the Mars Phoenix Lander has ceased communications after five months of operation. This is the seasonally dark time in arctic Mars, and there is a lot of dust in the air for some reason, so there is no longer enough power…

The Obama-Biden transition team is telling prospective employees in the new administration it will not discriminate against LGBT workers. “The Obama-Biden Transition Project does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by law,” the Transition…

October Retrospective

This is November, which means it is time for the October Retrospective. This month’s shameless naval gazing includes a major look at politics, which dominated the blogosphere and my own blog all month. My most read non-political post were about co-evolution of genes and culture, and about race and racism. And I won a contest!!!

A good way to cook a turkey

You have time but time can go by very quickly and suddenly Thanksgiving is upon you. This repost from one year ago may help you plan your turkey-day meal. My daughter, Julia, is named after two people. One of them is Julia Child. I happen to think Julia Child has had more influence on American…