Archives for December, 2008

The natural basis for gender inequality

Naturalism is a potential source of guidance for our behavior, morals, ethics, and other more mundane decisions such as how to build an airplane and what to eat for breakfast.1 When it comes to airplanes, you’d better be a servant to the rules of nature or the airplane will go splat. When it comes to…

Culture Dish: The New Blog

We are now authorized by the blog herders to provide you with the very exciting news that Rebecca Skloot, of Culture Dish, has joined Scienceblogs.com! HERE

Clarification on Bush at Kennedy

Pertaining to this post: George Bush Makes me Laugh The phrase “fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me” is an old southern (Southeastern, I think) expression once used by Bill Clinton. It was also used by BB King in one of his songs, and BB King was in fact on…

Start with The Zodiac

… So, if you drive the boat downstream past the hippos they watch you go by, the big male feints attack a few times, you get past them, and everybody gets over it. Up ahead, the next pod of hippos has observed this, and they are waiting for your arrival…. Read the rest.

Republicans Issue Obnoxious Statement

… regarding the Franken-Coleman Recount. Remember Norm Coleman declaring victory over and over again when he was a couple of hundred votes ahead, prior to the recount? Remember Norm Coleman declaring that the only right thing to do was for Franken to simply withdraw from the race? The RNC has issued this statement: WASHINGTON, Dec.…

The sometimes visible search thingie

See? It really exists.

Have a look at this video: While you are looking at it, pass your mouse cursor over it and notice the appearance of a search box at the top of the video. This search box violates the prime directive: Shit you do not ask for should not happen. There is an increasing number of such…

George Bush Makes Me Laugh

Who? Yes, the Who too! So, I’m watching a bit of the Kennedy Center’s annual super duper awards. Morgan Freeman won an award. Did you know he was discovered as the driver in Driving Miss Daisy, though he had a long and undistinguished career before that? Did you know that B.B. King has gotten really…

Alligator Alien in Australia

From the BBC: Wildlife officials in Australia are investigating how an alligator native to North America was found wandering around a campsite in New South Wales. Campers at the site in Pambula managed to snare the beast in a volleyball net and held its jaws shut. Police first issued a press statement saying it was…

Blagojevich Appoints

Illinois Governer Rod Blagojevich has appointed Roland Burris to replace President Elect Barack Obama as Senator from Illinois. It is Blagojevich’s legal right and responsibility to make this appointment, and Burris is probably a suitable choice, but the fact that Blagojevich is under suspicion of having attempted to sell this senate seat to the highest…