Archives for March 27, 2009

Minnesota Atheists’ “Atheists Talk” radio show. Sunday, March 29, 2009, 9-10 a.m. Central Time “Remarkable Creatures: Our Guest Sean B. Carroll.” Have you heard of the new science of Evo Devo? If so, then you’ve probably read Endless Forms Most Beautiful by Dr. Sean B. Carroll. It is a captivating book describing the genetic tool…

Red River Flooding

Sorry for the somewhat scatter-shot posting on the Red River flooding on the North Dakota/Minnesota border, but as we speak I’m sort of figuring this out. Here’s the basic low down. There are two major settlements threatened by flooding: Grand Forks and Fargo/Moorehead. The former was hit very badly (including a major fire that burned…

The River Twitters Through It

If you are interested, you can follow the Red River flooding on Twitter by following … well, the Red River, which apparently twitters it’s flood height. Which at present is 40.77 feet, which is up one tenth of a foot from one hour ago and three tenths of a foot from two hours ago. Here…

Red River Flooding Reaching Peak

The Red River, which forms the border between North Dakota and Minnesota, has broken the 112 year old flood record within the last several hours. At least one impromptu sandbag levee has broken, but was repaired. The river continues to rise. The fact that temperatures have dropped well below freezing is complicating matters a great…

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The Diversity in Science Carnival

The Diversity in Science Carnival: Women Achievers in STEM – Past and Present, compiled by Zuska at Thus Spake Zuska, is one of the better put together carnivals I’ve seen in a long time. Zuska has raised the bar. The posts to which it points are outstanding as well.

Vote early and often

There is a poll on this page that you may be interested in participating in. Hint hint. Right now the creationists are winning.

When I heard the news that day … Oh boy. I had received an email from a man whom I knew only as the father of a (now former) student. We had met once, a few years ago when his son graduated, and he gave me a very nice bottle of wine, which I shared…