Archives for December, 2008

Linnaeus Legacy Will Be Here!

Linnaeus’ Legacy, the Blog Carnival, will be hosted here at the end of the first week of January. A monthly carnival celebrating the diversity of life on this planet, and the methods we use to understand it. I’m sure you have something for me. Send me your posts!

Carnivals

Everything Worth Reading, Dec 28th issue, is HERE at EWR Central. The one yearth Berry Go Round, A Year Round the Berry-Go-Round, is at Foothills Fancies. Grand Rounds 5.15: At the interface of evolution and medicine is HERE at moneduloides. Philosophers’ Carnival 84 is here. The 46th Carnival of Mathematics – the last one of…

How fast does evolution happen?

… and other matters. The following list represents widely held beliefs, either first order beliefs (things you hear people say) or second order beliefs (things implied directly by what people say):

My Friend Curly and the President Elect

Obamadog. Barack Obama’s first serious mistake since the election. A true story starring Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Franken Coleman Update

The next few days will be the most interesting, potentially, in the Franken Coleman recount. Notice that I do not use any words like “Debacle, Fiasco, Circus, Swampmire” and so on when speaking of the recount. This is because this is a democratic (as in America! The Greatest Democracy in the World Love it or…

Without distinctions and boundaries, the race concept cannot apply to a given species. Species with observable geographical differences in one or more traits may be better described as having clinal variation. Without correlation among traits, the race concept has none of its usual utility, whereby we place individuals into categories and then predict invisible traits…

… is here. Every year since nearly the beginning of the Blogosphere (since last year, at least) Joh Swift has produced a special compilation of the best of the year among a wide range of bloggers. These are self selected blogs and each comes with a little writeup and in some cases an LOL cat.…

I am the angry left

The Bush Anti-Patriot Act and its paper minions across the states is nothing less than the undoing of the fundamentals of American freedom. Ironically, this has been done with the collusion of the poorly educated Libertarian and Rightist supporters of the conservative movement, who really, honestly, are primarily concerned with clinging to their guns and…

…I notice the door man take a quick glance up the street and subtly drop his smoke out of sight next to the stairs. He steps half way onto the sidewalk. Sure enough, Baronelli himself is coming down Hanover, walking his dog … a tiny frenetic brown thing … leash in one hand and an…

The Oldest Olympic Sport?

Why was this post so popular? Scantily clad athletes? Hair raising death denying stunts? Incredible writing and a fascinating story? People googling the Olympics a lot? We’ll never know.