Archives for August 1, 2009

Father guilty in prayer death case

A central Wisconsin man accused of killing his 11-year-old daughter by praying instead of seeking medical care was found guilty Saturday of second-degree reckless homicide. More

Palin: The Chickens Come Home, Roost

AlaskaReport has learned this morning that Todd Palin and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin are to divorce. Multiple sources in Wasilla and Anchorage have confirmed the news. source UPDATE: Meg Stapleton, Palin’s spokesperson, totally denies divorce rumors. And to commemorate almost one year of being annoyed by Sarah Palin, have a look at this:

Thinking skeptically about loons

I’ve been thinking about loons lately. This is not hard do do because every time I turn around there is a loon either watching me fish, yodeling off in the distance, flying overhead, or feeding its babies just off to my right as I sit here writing stuff. This year, the pair of loons that…

How we know that god exists

On this day in 1971, on the second day of the Apollo 15 lunar mission, astronauts dug up a really old rock which, of course, they named “The Genesis Rock” Details here.

Two years ago today, on a weekday afternoon during rush our, the Interstate 35W bridge, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapsed into the Mississippi river. Thirteen people died and about 145 people suffered injuries. At the time this happened, Amanda, Julia and I were in the Green Kalahari in South Africa, at Augrabies Falls.