Archives for June 20, 2009

Subdue the Evolutionists

Through the filter of time … a repost that may still be interesting to you from two years ago. I had a dream last night that I was in the kitchen cooking Calamari, when several medium sized octopi crawled out of the pot and led me to the basement, beckoning me to come near the…

“The ninth annual Trafficking in Persons Report sheds light on the faces of modern-day slavery and on new facets of this global problem. The human trafficking phenomenon affects virtually every country, including the United States. In acknowledging America’s own struggle with modern-day slavery and slavery-related practices, we offer partnership. We call on every government to…

Great White Sharks

Through the filter of time … a repost that may still be interesting to you from two years ago. The only place I’ve ever seen Great White Sharks in the wild (I’m not a SCUBA diver!) is in South Africa, where you can see them from cliffs, swimming back and forth looking for penguins (and…

More Babbling

Through the filter of time … a repost that may still be interesting to you from two years ago. Admit it. Once you discovered Alta Vista’s Babel software you did this: You entered a phrase to translate from your native language to some other language, then translated it back again to see what would happen.…

Homicidal Fantasies

Through the filter of time … a repost that may still be interesting to you from two years ago. … are probably normal. I remember an HBES conference in which we were subjected to a very boring talk. It was not boring at first. The speaker, a well known evolutionary psychologist, started out by asking…

Check it out: ATLANTA – A suburban Atlanta principal who resigned during an investigation into cheating on students’ standardized tests was arrested Friday and accused of altering public documents. The school’s assistant principal also turned herself in to local police Thursday night in a case that the head of a state teacher’s group described as…

Notes from Up North

The first time I ever caught a bowfin (Amia calva)I was shocked and amazed at this fish. It was green …. really green like beyond fresh water fish green …. with a fancy spot on the upper part of the back of its dorsal fin. And it had one impressive dorsal fin. It was whopping…

Which is funnier, Dogs? or Cats?

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First, let’s suppose that Jehovah God is real. Good News for the religious, right? Then, let’s twist it a bit and see what happens should Jehovah die. This would cause a major problem for at least the Abrahamic religions. After all, how could we hope for eternal life if the Provider Himself is subject to…

Cronkite Less Ill …

… than previously reported. The word from his assistant, interviewed earlier today with the report coming out in the last ten minutes or so, indicate that Cronkite is going to be fine. Really old and stuff, but fine. “he is aging. He’s suffering the challenges of age, but he’s not gravely ill. Only God knows…