Archives for February 6, 2009

It’s out! Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction Second Edition is now available on line and in bookstores (or at least it is being shipped out as we speak). This is the newly revamped edition of Genie Scott’s essential reference supporting the Evolutionist Perspective in the so called “debate” over creationism vs. evolution. The original version…

Amy Kobuchar Brings Down the House

This was at the Washington Press Club. A sample of her jokes: “I’d like to make this as short as Bill Richardson’s tenure as Commerce Secretary,” she opened. “I raised $17,000 from ex-boyfriends — true story! I know that is the record in the Senate, but in the House it’s held by Barney Frank.” Roars…

Programming Notes and Blogospherics

This afternoon, I will be busy meeting with colleagues about the upcoming Darwin Day Celebration at the Bell Museum, and preparing for this Sunday Morning’s radio show (Am 950, Air America, Atheist Talk Radio). Then, I’ll be on Q Transmissions at 6PM Mountain Time, today. Details are here. I’m looking forward to finally getting to…

Carnivals

I am hosting The Giant’s Shoulders this month. Please get me your submissions by the 15th. Hint: Darwin’s birthday is this month. Hint: Darwin was a giant. Do Darwin! Send submissions via the blog carnival submission thingie. Berry Go Round #13: Winter-Tough is here, at Watching The World Wake Up. The Carnival of the Blue…

This is direct from Shawn Otto: This is direct from Shawn Otto: Several people have emailed suggestions I will share with everyone: 1. WHAT TO DO: call and email your two U.S. senators. Contact from a constituent on a wonky issue like this will have enormous influence. Calling is better than email, but do both…

Science Funding In Jeopardy

UPDATE HERE I just received this note from Sean Otto of ScienceDebate 2008: I am writing to alert you to efforts underway this morning to zero out a large portion of the science funding from the Senate American Reinvestment and Recovery Act as a part of a $77.9B reduction effort led by Senators Ben Nelson…

South America on Five Dollars a Day

What do you eat when you are traveling the world in search of truth about the natural world? Most of the time Darwin ate pretty well…

Those of us who have been following former Sen….So it is no surprise that Norm wants to sidestep campaign finance law and use his campaign funds to pay for his defense against the FBI investigation into the charges of not reporting the gifts totaling $75,000. A must read post at MN PP.

Announcing Quiche Moraine

The three of us imagine Quiche Moraine as a glare of ice on the Antarctic Continent thinly strew with odd rocks. The rocks are odd because many of them are meteorites that landed on the glacier some time during the last several tens of thousands of years. We imagine that among these meteorites a small…