Archives for March 25, 2009

Overheard in a middle school lunch room, Day 1: Kid 1: “….I get it. You’re talking about evolution, but you sound like a creationist.” Kid 2: “There’s no such word as ‘creationist’ anyway!” Kid 1: “Yes there is.” Kid 2: “Is not.” Kid 1: “I’m afraid so, and you are one.” Bell rings, students disperse.…

Human Evolution

Let’s see what’s wrong (or right) in this picture:

Ghost Bird

Why are we watching this video again? …

Tweeted (blogospherics)

Space bat left behind her babies!!!! Well, not really. But these fruit bats are too cute to …. well, to be bats. Redoubt volcano quiets after 2 morning blasts The Komodo Dragons ate some guy.

Over 50 scientific societies representing hundreds of thousands of American scientists today publicly urged the Texas Board of Education to support accurate science education….


“All I can say is, ‘I’m sorry’” Hat Tip Feministing

Much Improved Lunar Eclipse Video

this video is comprised of pictures i took of the lunar eclipse on march 3rd 2007 from pendeli mountain in athens, greece. the music is ‘odysseus’ by niko ( – Toomanytribles

Finches Determine Sex of Offspring

As you know if you read my blog, Trivers Willard is an important theoretical construct which has been tested numerous times. TW works in some species, not in others, and overall, that should be predictable (accroding to TW). It turns out that finches control the sex of their offspring, and do so in a way…

A new blog that could be good

…I am trying to rid the word dilettante of its negative connotations and use it to highlight my interest in scientific research of all kinds. My area of expertise is chemical engineering and food science, however this does not prevent my interest in any other research. I like any and all science, so this is…

Squirrel Nut Zippers at the Varsity

A small group of us, including at least two IT workers who are not homophobic, went to the Varsity, which is one of the oft’ used venues of Cafe Scientific, to see the revitalized Squirrel Nut Zippers. Ben Zvan, who is the only photographer I’ve ever heard compared to Jesus Christ (who apparently was one…