Archives for April 11, 2009

Blogospherics

Altruism is Contagious Here in my own hometown, research has been done on group dynamics to show that people who act in the interest of everyone can, over time, influence others to do the same and eventually the whole group benefits. Christopher Hitchens vs. Todd Friel on Wretched Radio Gun Nut Parent Not Held Responsible…

Bird Carnival

I and the Bird #97: Dead Letter is at the Great Auk ….

Music, the kinda universal langauge

One afternoon I was sitting by the hearth writing notes on the morning’s data collection, and a cassette player was running nearby. The Beatles White Album was on. Happiness is a Warm Gun was playing. Lengotu, an Efe man I had been working with, who had made the claim to be a rain shaman (which…

Blogospherics

Check out what is New and Exciting in PLoS ONE Comments on Ken Miller’s Talk in the Twin Cities. Which I missed. Which is ironic. The atheist blogger goes to Passover Seder and thus misses Catholic Evolutionary Biologist talk, at which said blogger would be looking closely for even subtle signs of religiosity. It is…