Archives for November 24, 2008

SciFi and Sexy Science

We science bloggers are being asked: “What do you see as science fiction’s role in promoting science, if any?” I would like to suggest two different angles to address this question, one that everyone will agree with and appreciate, the other that will enrage most of you and cause you to drive me into the…

Cool Map

Courtesy of Elle.

… ah, no, actually, it’s just a meteor. But caught on video! And a more detailed report: So, so many science fiction stories start exactly like this….

Sorry, Texans, but as long as you keep doing this, the rest of the world is going to keep making jokes that are not so funny about you. Please get your acts together and fix this, OK? Enjoy this commentary by David Newman in the Austin American Statesman: Power has attracted some strange and disturbing…

The Six Arbitrary Things About Me Meme

Wait! Nothing is arbitrary about me, how dare you suggest such a thing!!! … Oh, OK, OK, I’ll play along… Mike at Tangled Up in Blue Guy has tagged me with this meme, and he, in turn was tagged by PZ Myers, who was tagged by The Science Pundit, who was tagged by The Darwin…

Vermont Gov Opposes Pro Gay Marriage Bill

Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas says he will oppose legislation allowing same-sex marriages – a move likely to scuttle the bill expected to be introduced in January. Vermont Senate Majority Leader John Campbell said earlier this week he would file the bill – to amend the state’s civil union law to provide for full marriage –…

Neil Shubin

The softer side of the war on christmas

Season’s greetings from the secular side by August Berkshire Minnesota Atheists ‘Tis the season. With winter coming, some members of the religious right have begun bracing themselves for the so-called annual atheists’ “war on Christmas.” While we think that the government and public schools should remain neutral when it comes to religious celebrations, we have…

Happy Birthday The Origin of Species

By Charles Darwin. Read it here!

An Evening with Dave Jacke (Twin Cities)

Gardening Like The Forest: Home Scale Ecological Food Production Learn how you can grow an abundant food-producing ecosystem in your backyard! Join us and learn how to grow food, fuel, fiber, fodder, fertilizers, farmaceuticals, and fun. We can meet our own needs and regenerate healthy ecosystems at the same time! Friday January 16, 7pm to…