Archives for July 17, 2009

The Family (The Book)

I have too many books to read in too little time but I’m making a push. And I’ve just added to the list one entitled The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. Yes, yes, I know, everyone else on the planet has already read this and knows about it and since…

Announcement: My new project.

Some time ago I announced that I was beginning on a new project. It is now time to tell you about it, and to ask for your help.

Because they are HAPPY! But why are they happy???? Because they are in love!

One blogger is busily defining group membership, another blogger is striving for continued credibility in the face of erosion of that credibility, another blogger does not know that blogger’s place, and two bloggers are acting like those chicks in the TV commercial where they are buying gas and ciggs and suddenly turn into some kind…

… continued … One of the main reasons we were staying in Kimberley at all was to assist the museum staff with a particular, and rather singular, survey and excavation. The location and circumstances of this field project were quite remarkable.

Blogospherics

What you might read while waiting for the next installment of A True Ghost Story (which will be posted at the usual time of 13:13:13 Eastern). On Scienceblogs.com, I recommend the following selections: James Hrynyshyn pokes into Gaps in Climate Knowledge and how they are ruining it for everyone! Paul Revere at Effect Measure explores…

 Sabertooth Cat, Megantereon nihowanensisl There are two kinds of “true cats.” Cat experts call one type feline or “modern” partly because they are the ones that did not go extinct. If you have a pet cat, it’s a modern/feine cat. This also includes the lions, tigers, leopards, etc. The other kind are called “sabercats”…

This week we celebrate the anniversary of the first time human beings walked around on the moon, and as part of that celebration we find NASA releasing improved versions of the original scratchy black and white low resolution images of the first steps taken on the moon by Neil Armstrong. I’m worried that the youngsters…

Or at least that’s how I heard it, 40 years ago, when Astronaut Neil Armstrong jumped off the pad of the Lunar Modula of Apollo 11 and started kicking around moon dust. Happy 40th Anniversary, Landing On the Moon. (details here)