Archives for May 27, 2009

A person once told me that I was exactly the same thing as Adolph Hitler. That was a crazy person who also thought that I had special x-ray vision enabling me to see deep into the earth. But no one has ever. ever called me Osama Greg Laden…. …. until now.

3 Quarks Daily Blog Awards

The blog 3QD will start to award four annual blog prizes, and the first prize is open for nominations now. I believe nomination will be accepted until midnight on June 1st, so get over there now and enter your choices. …the first place award will be called the “Top Quark,” and will include a cash…

Why would you want to install Ubuntu as a “server” rather than as a desktop? The simple answer is: If you need to ask, you don’t want to do it. But, there is a more nuanced answer as well: By installing a server, you get to a) have loads of fun installing a server; b)…

Homeschooling + cult = NC ruling

Regarding home schooling mom Vanessa Mills, of Wake County, NC, USA: …Mills … grew alienated from her husband and parents after joining a religious group that some former members call a cult, the judge in the case said Tuesday… …Judge Ned Mangum ruled March 6 that it would be in the best interests of Venessa…

Genie Scott Gets The Gould!!!!

Eugenie Scott, head of the National Center for Science Education, has been awarded the Stephen Jay Gould Prize. From the press release:

Two years ago, I attended my best friend’s wedding. I made the cake. When I got married a year earlier, she was my best man. Last Sunday, a bunch of people were going on and on about my cakes (I make about one every two years but they are very famous and frightfully expensive) and…

This just in: Dear Greg, We are excited about our new public service campaign and it should be fully implemented within a month. Here’s the scoop: This Thursday, May 28th, we will be at a local high school to tape 3 presentations that will cover the following topics: – Fossil Evidence – The Truth about…