Archives for February 2, 2009

“This is a crowd that won’t scatter,” James Steele wrote in the pages of The Nation some seventy-five years ago. Early one morning in July 1933, the police had evicted John Sparanga and his family from a home on Cleveland’s east side. Sparanga had lost his job and fallen behind on mortgage payments. The bank…

Imagining the Tenth Dimension

…. so, does this mean Amanda is actually my first wife and not my third wife?

Moi On Q Transmissions

Q Transmissions is a weekly one-hour skeptical call-in talk show based in Edmonton, Canada. The show airs Friday, 6 pm MST on CJSR FM88.5 or here. The Q Transmissions Facebook Page is Here. I’ll be interviewed by Desiree

Superbowl Ads: Anti Gay

Surprise! First, let’s get this straight: Most football players are totally gay. This has been proven by science. Fetal testosterone levels above a certain amount cause male gayness, and also cause changes in growth patterns of fingers. So we can see which men got Teh Dose (of testosterone) while in utero by looking at their…

More on Prop 8 Anti-Gay Networks

On Nov. 4, voters across the nation elected Barack Obama and change in the White House and solidified a Democratic majority in Congress. But voters in three states approved propositions amending their state constitutions to ban same-sex marriage, and voters in a fourth passed a measure intended to prohibit gay couples from adopting children. The…

It only gets worse

“Amazon Deforestation: Earth’s Heart and Lungs Dismembered” Brazil has historically had the distinction of serving as the world’s leader of deforestation. … during the last three decades, an annual average of 6,500 square miles of the Brazilian Amazon — an area that is greater than the size of Connecticut — has been deforested. Satellite data…

The Bora Interview

Bora was interviewed on the radio on Sunday AM. You, presumably, were in church so you missed it. No matter, you can listen to the podcast here.

Bell Museum Schedule Change

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately we are canceling our Big Bang Book Club, which was slotted for February 24th and March 24th at Grumpy’s Bar and Grill. We apologize if this causes any inconvenience! Please still join us for our Cafe Scientifique on February 17th and Science Trivia on February 10th.

Feb 3 is Blogroll Amnesty Day

Blogroll Amnesty Day means: …take a moment to write a post linking to (and pointing out to your readers) 5 blogs w/traffic smaller than yours. this inclusive and magnanimous yet easy-to-do gesture will not only expose your readers to new voices and those voices to new readers, it will foster a sense of community, support…