Archives for July 21, 2009

It’s happening!!! At 7:00 PM eastern time Science Blogs Dot Com bloggers who have gotten the memo will STOP BLOGGING and about one hour later the Scienceblogs.com system will be placed on life support for a Major Operation. During this time you will be able to read the blog, but at some point commenting will…

In any event, more people seem to like Al Franken than who voted for him … if we compare the 42% of the vote he got with the 49% approval rating he now has. (details) This is partly a function of increased favorablity following the nasty recount process, but is also reminds us of something…

Appropedia, like Wikipedia, lets anyone contribute or edit articles. Its goal is narrowly focused on collaborating to find solutions that can reduce poverty, increase sustainable living, and help people in developing countries. If you have ideas that you can contribute, consider submitting an article. If you are passionate about these topics and are a great…

Atheism Evangelized

…Mentally and socially, we begin our lives as tabula rasa, empty vessels waiting to be filled and develop our sense of selves based on the totality of interactions we have while developing. This then affects the way that we approach questions. As people we decide what to accept and what to discount based on how…

It has become axiomatic that the use of adornment by humans is some sort of symbolic act, and thus is linked to the human symbolic and linguistic mind. The human symbolic and linguistic mind is the trait that we axiomatically believe to be the derived human feature … the cladistic apomorphy that makes us human…

Blogospherics

The whole “what is a giant squid really” question is tackled once and for all by Dr. M on Deep Sea News. Chicks (as in chickens), anorexia, obesity, and ERVs. If you listen to ERV, it is all about ERVs. I suppose that is an occupational hazard of being … ERV. Evolution and morality ……

A three part conversation between two women overheard on the University of Minnesota campus.

… by Skepchick by “carr2d2″ … touch on a wide range of topics that make TAM7 seem like a microcosm of the blogosphere, academia, and to some (limited) extent the broader society. “…a lot of men in the skeptical movement, well intentioned as they may be, have a tendency to look at women as though…

It would appear so. We see it in a … Preliminary image showing a black mark in Jupiters South Polar Region (SPR) which is almost certainly the result of a large impact – either an asteroid or comet – similar to the Shoemaker-Ley impacts in 1994. This is on Anthony Wesley’s web site, and what…