Archives for February 19, 2009

I know these are all fake, but ….

Date-a-Clade

From the people who brought you the Tree of LIfe: You can click on a node and get the info on the date of that node. Here.

Important Distractions

Evolution Sucks 10 amazing buildings made of dirt and straw Take the 1954 8th grade civics test. Tornado season is coming. Have a look at this. And then go out and buy one of these. (Unless you don’t live in tornado alley, of course).

Ick. The Super Bull

If Arnold was a bovine, he’d look like this. Now, the lady cows say that they find this disgusting, but all the boy cows don’t believe that and are intimidated nonetheless. But seriously, this looks to me like a mutation that we’ve known about for some time, and published versions of mice that look like…

Diatoms Large and Small

Diatoms are algae with hard parts. They make up a major part of the plankton found in fresh and salt water environments. Usually, diatoms exist as single celled free floating organisms, but they can also be colonies of several single cells. Their tiny little ‘shells’ are made up of silica (these shells are called “fustules”).

Well, not really, but she did mention that we are Running Out of Rich People!!!11!!!! This first bit below is from a few days back is just full of gems. I’m giving you the whole radio interview here. Below, is an annotated version that may be more enjoyable. Either way, shoot up some Valium first.…

In Washington. That’s the idea of newly proposed ballot measure. This measure would prohibit state use of public money or lands for anything that denies or attempts to refute the existence of a supreme ruler of the universe, including textbooks, instruction or research. The Supreme Being. Stop Denying Him/Her.

Goodbye Toby (the dog)

I asked our vet this morning whether she thought our pets somehow understood that we thought we were doing them a kindness when we brought them into the vet to be euthanized. I thought it was mostly a rhetorical question at the time, a way of stalling, a way to avoid crying, which I hadn’t…