Archives for February 13, 2009

Doh! I missed it!!

Earlier today, the Linux Epoch time … which is the number os seconds since January 1st 1970 when the world was created … reached this number: 1234567890

Stories

Have you been reading Notes from Honduras? on White Coat Underground? Speaking of stories, have a look at this latest guest post on Quiche Moraine. And at Almost Diamonds, you should read Mother Chen’s Journey. That should keep you busy while I work on the next Congo Memoirs … for the AM, most likely.

Blogospherics: Nature and Conservation

Research: Coffee certification and bird conservation in Ethiopia The brushfires in Australia: ways you can help Where do robins go in the winter? Here: Wintering Robins.

Blogospherics: Climate

The economists’ consensus on global warming at Deltoid. Stoat: ‘Apocalyptic climate predictions’ mislead the public, say experts Another Global Warming Denial Documentary

Genesis 2 ends with Adam and Eve being naked yet not ashamed. In Genesis 3, the Serpent, who is wiser than average, tricks Eve into partaking of the forbidden fruit of one of god’s two magic trees. This results in Adam and Eve recognizing their own nakedness, and compelling them to produce the first clothing.…

First of all, I want you to understand that I’m a lightweight in the Mario Kart game. Julia is not. So my pointers come mainly from watching her. (Watching her kick my butt, actually.) I also want to make a few other comments that are not tricks, tips, or “cheats” on how to win, but…

This is not supposed to happen

Imagine if two people got in their cars and drove to work. They both live in different places and work in different places. They live miles from where they work. Their driving paths cross at one point. There are no other cars in the universe, just these two (remember, I’m asking you to use your…

Blorgospherics: Science Stuff

Blog Carnival: Linneaus Legacy # 16 The Intersection’s Sheril Kirshenbaum on the “Science of Kissing” in New Scientist Classic Detritis: Sea-Floor Sunday #41: Bathymetric map of Mediterranean Sea Sometime Shortly After Abiogenesis at QM How the fruit fly evolved its (developmental) stripes

The Gallup Poll is not surprising in any of its results but it is, of course, alarming and interesting. Here’s a summary. On the eve of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, a new Gallup Poll shows that only 39% of Americans say they “believe in the theory of evolution,” while a quarter say…

Blorgospherics: Darwin

Where Is This “Cult of Darwinism” I’ve Been Hearing So Much About? at The Scientific Activist. Celebrating Darwin, Celebrating Science at QM From Birth to The Origin: The Great Darwin Beard Challenge at Deep Sea News Darwin on Darwin at QM The Flying Trilobite does Darwin Day The Loom: A Good End to Darwin Day…