Archives for February 10, 2009

Today’s Total Blogospherics

An interesting perspective on The George Washington Carver Exhibit at the Missouri History Museum Check out An Open Letter to Greg Laden! I feel so important! Get your Weekly Dose of Cute here. Srsly. Baby fennec foxes. This is a species where the adults are super cute. Doug asks CEO bailouts? How about the homeowners?…

What goes around comes around

As I grow older and experience more and more of life, I increasingly think that this is a lesson individuals either get early or simply never get at all. It All Comes Back To You – Watch more amazing videos here

But according to this scientific diagnostic tool, I have the brain of a 25 year old. How old is your brain????? You’ll have to know how to read Japanese to make this work, or you can just follow these instructions: 1) Click on start. The diagnostic tool will count down from 3 and show you…

Earthquake Triggering of Mud Volcanoes

A quick note for those of you interested in mud volcanoes (and I know there are many of you). From an article titled “Earthquake Triggering of Mud Volcanoes” by Magna et al we learn that … Mud volcanoes sometimes erupt within days after nearby earthquakes. The number of such nearly coincident events is larger than…

What I had for lunch today

… Ah, actually, it was a subway sandwich. The details are not important. But then my cell phone rang. The caller ID showed that it was my daughter’s cell phone. That was weird, because the cell phone’s been missing for weeks!!!!!

Fossil Quadrupeds

Charles Darwin wrote a book called Geological Observations on South America. Since Fitzroy needed to carry out intensive and extensive coastal mapping in South America, and Darwin was, at heart, a geologist more than anything else (at least during the Beagle’s voyage), this meant that Darwin would become the world’s expert on South American geology.…

Darwin Day Party

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 7 to 9 p.m. Bell Museum Auditorium $10/ free to museum members and University students The speakers will present in the auditorium from 7 to 8 pm. Birthday cake and refreshments are served after the presentations. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday! Part of a world wide celebration, the…

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Most unnecessary controversy this week: Eluana Englaro Dead Dumbest thing I’ve see all week: Darwinism Must Die So That Evolution May Live Most current news of the day: SENATE OKS STIMULUS PLAN Most scariest commentary: Why It Truly Is Blood for Oil Most interesting Nature and Environment story of the day: Global warming changing birds’…

One of the really useful features of the new edition of Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction by Genie Scott is the coverage of the socio-cultural context of the so called “debate” between Creationists and Evolutionary Biologists. This tidbit is an example: The obvious patterns are interesting. There is a modest drop in overall religiousity over…

Well, that’s not exactly what they are saying, but it is what they are doing. Or at least trying to do. To stamp out voter fraud, GOP legislators have offered a proposal that would make Minnesota’s voter-ID laws the most restrictive in the country. But according to their own party, no actual cases of voter…