Archives for December 16, 2008

Explanation Fail

Blorgorifics

Tangled Up in Blue Guy has a Hardcore Atheist Checklist. This is a meme, and I’ll likely do it later, but for now, I just want you to see it, it’s quite good. Here. While we are on the topic, note that Atheists are smarter than Agnostics. And while you are at Sandwalk, the Blog,…

The Time Traveler’s Wife This is an easy decision, and not only because I read about five pieces of fiction this year and most of them were pulp. Well, OK, that is a factor. But this book is good enough for me to blog about it and you know I only blog about important things…

Fish or foul?

It is too bad that we let Industry poison the part of our food supply that we really need to eat more of… FDA reconsiders consumer advice on fish from PhysOrg.com (AP) — For years, the federal government has recommended that pregnant women and young children limit their consumption of fish to avoid exposure to…

It just works my ass

If your iPod Touch does not work on your Windows XP, you can …

It is very interesting to watch the Canvasing board … the Minnesota Secretary of State, a Supreme Court Justice or two, and so on, going over every single one of the challenged ballots. The way they seem to be doing this is this: They are going through all of the Franken Challenges first. The Coleman…

Carnivals Galore!

The Rant Carnival is HERE. Gene Genie is at ScienceRoll Carnival of Evolution #7 is at Forms Most Beautiful The Seasons Greetings Edition of Oekologie, the Blog Carnival is at Greg Laden’s Blog. The blog formerly known as Cool Homeschoolers and now known as Monday, Homeschool Showcase (Formerly Carnival of Cool Homeschoolers) #13 is up…

Don’t forget about the PLoS ONE synchroblogging event and competition! Paper number 0000001 was published in PLoS ONE on December 20th 2006 – exactly two years ago. So, we will have various types of celebrations, of course. One of those, the one you can and should participate in, is the Second Birthday Synchroblogging Competition. So,…

Have you been Loonoculated?

The Nature Blog Network has written a very nice interview of Yours Truly, and it came out on their blog yesterday. (I would have posted it sooner but I’ve been in meetings/classes/etc. so I could not get to it.) Please go and visit the Nature Blog Network. If you have not seen it, you should.…

Franken Poised to Take Senate Seat

)Updated) According to several different sources of information, it appears that when the challenged ballots are figured into the current Minnesota Senate Seat Recount, Candidate Al Franken will move ahead of incumbent Senator Norm Coleman by somewhere between eight and twelve votes. This is significantly different than I had expected. I had predicted that Franken…