Archives for May 20, 2009

… almost. This is the Solar Birdhouse. The idea is that the bird house sits there and collects energy from the sun all day and stores it in a battery, then at night, there is a kind of nightlight that lights up the perch on the front of the birdhouse. According to the ad that…

Ida the Fossil Primate

You probably know that there is a new primate fossil, nicknamed “Ida,” and that there is quite a buzz about it. Darwinius masillae, aka Ida Ida comes from fossil deposits in Germany, and was originally excavated in two different parts by private collectors, and only recently rejoined and recognized for the amazing fossil it is.…

Genie Scott Interview

Dr. Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science Education will be interviewed next week on “Culture Shocks” by Barry Lynn, Executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. The interview is planned for Tuesday the 26th, at 4pm EST/1pm PST. Details will be posted here. Live feed will be here The…

Don’t mess with Tex …

… tbooks. (get it?) Josh Rosenau, of the National Center for Science Education, has a piece in Seed online: The National Center for Science Education, in Oakland, CA, where I work, has tracked hundreds of attacks on evolution education in 48 states in the last five years. In the last two years alone, 18 bills…

It’s hard to stand up to brilliant people! This guy is OTT. I was waiting for him to explode the whole time. Ouch ouch ouch ouch. My brain hurts now.

I really have nothing against homeschooling, but it must be admitted that among the homeschoolers, there is a disproportionate share of crazy people that should not be allowed near children. And, the way homeschooling operates politically, the children of homeschooling families are less likely to be rescued from their abusing parents (when there are abusing…

… Number 91 – Eine kleine Nachtlesung, is now up and running. Visit the special foto-genic edition of this important blog carnival!

If this is a typical installation of Scientia Pro Publica, then Scientia Pro Publica is the best science carnival out there. Good job Grrrrlllll Sccccientissst….. for creating this carnival. Go to this link at Nature Network and read the Primate Diaries version of Scientia Pro Publica … #4, the “In Memory of Stephen Jay Gould”…

Memorial day weekend is coming up, and I’m going be kinda busy, memorializing stuff. I have revived an older post, somewhat modified, and put it up at Quiche Moraine: Happy Memorial Day, Jane Fonda. We’ll see if that gets a bit of discussion going. Speaking of Memorial Day, a person named James left a very…

Giddeon’s Bibles

I used to smoke. And I would roll my own. Bible pages work great for that. So, I’m kinda glad Glddeon has been leaving these bibles around everywhere. But I don’t want them to think it is a good idea. So please visit PZ and learn about the latest poll. For you. To crash.