Archives for December 22, 2008

You know you are a Minnesotan if …

The following is actually a Facebook group, but now I’m turning it into a sort of internet meme. I believe this is an accretitive list: People have added to it. You can tell by some of the redundancies. I myself have edited it slightly. I was born and raised in Upstate New York, but lived…

Ann Coulter told me about her dream

Last night, I had a horrible dream… and no, this isn’t the famous “I Had a Dream” speech. Frankly, I think that one could use a rest. No, in my dream it was 12 noon, so naturally I tuned in for my daily dose of conservative news and commentary from the greatest political talk show…

Scott in SciAm!

Read this: Creationists have long battled against the teaching of evolution in U.S. public schools, and their strategies have evolved in reaction to legal setbacks. In the 1920s they attempted to ban the teaching of evolution outright…. It was not until 1968 that such laws were ruled to be unconstitutional… No longer able to keep…

Blogging and Journalism

Bloggers blogging and journalists journalisming and related issues is once again a matter of currency with a long and thoughtful post by Sbling Coturnix at A Blog Around the Clock about “The Shock Value of Science Blogs.” (In which, I guess, Bora does not see my blog as shocking enough to mention … thus proving…