Archives for August 8, 2009

A group of scientists, students and secularists — 304 in all — visited Petersburg, Kentucky on Friday to tour exhibits on display at the Creation Museum. The visitors are in town attending a conference of the Secular Student Alliance, a group formed “to organize, unite, educate and serve students and student communities that promote the…

The Best of Michele Bachmann

Keith Olbermann: Hat Tip DMB

We’re at a unique moment in history, says UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown: we can use today’s interconnectedness to develop our shared global ethic — and work together to confront the challenges of poverty, security, climate change and the economy.

Physics Graduate School

The thought that I would dress to show off my legs is so funny it takes my breath away. I’m in grad school, struggling and trying to stay sane, and I’m going to wake up and say “I think I’ll wear those tights that make my legs look good. Maybe that asshole second year will…

Vote for Ana!

Hey, my BFF Analiese Miller needs you to vote for her. Go here and click on the stars down below her photo!!! Vote early, vote often. (I think you can vote every day, starting today and for a few days.) Trust me, she deserves this. She is an extraordinary actress. Quite good at singing and…

Suggested Reading

Making sense of senses by Virginia Hughes Many of the most noticeable symptoms of autism involve trouble with the five senses. Sometimes people with the disorder are extremely sensitive — cowering from sudden noises or bright lights, for example, or reacting aggressively to being touched. Others seek out extra sensation, such as through hand flapping….…

I wish I coulda been there … by all accounts it sounds like the Creozerg visit to the Creation Museum went well. A couple of kids were thrown out because they said things or whatever, which is good because it shows that the whole point of the creation museum is to express, secure, and protect…

On this day in 1974. It was Richard Nixon. I remember it like it was yesterday.