Archives for August 20, 2009

BioLogos was a foundatoin Collins started in an effort to reconcile science and religion. He just resigned from the foundation, saying “I want to reassure everyone I am here to lead the NIH as best I can, as a scientist. The NIH director needs to focus on science. I have no religious agenda for the…

Let me tell you what I think about this: Ridge was never invited to sit in on National Security Council meetings; was “blindsided” by the FBI in morning Oval Office meetings because the agency withheld critical information from him; found his urgings to block Michael Brown from being named head of the emergency agency blamed…

Blogospherics

An excellent review on Almost Diamonds of the blogospheric work going on over at Sex in the Public Square: This Is About Sex, Right? The Gambit of Falsehoods at Mors dei, focusing in on the DNA and Information falsehood. The Real Creation Story at Cyberlizard’s … “I don’t remember how the conversation drifted in the…

Flight 103 from Frankfurt

Apropos recent news events, a repost Scene: Berkeley, California, April 1986. A bar. Five conference attendees, myself included, grabbing a hamburger and a beer in a fern-bar on or near Telegraph. All eyes are on the TV’s mounted over the bar, where we watch footage of an air strike against Libya. This is the retribution…

Health care: Against God’s Plan

The religious right is ramping up its campaign against health care reform, even joining with the “tea party” movement to encourage conservative Christians to swamp town hall meetings. Minnesota’s religious right leaders say that the health care reform package is against God’s plan for health care and that Christians should go to community forums and…

Bachmann/Taitz 2012!!!!

Unfortuntaely, Taitz was not born in the US… seriously. I’m not making that up.

Size and Scaling in Hominid Evolution

Stephen Jay Gould and David Pilbeam wrote a paper in 1974 that was shown ten years later to be so totally wrong in its conclusions that it has fallen into an obscurity not usually linked to either Gould or Pilbeam. However, they were actually right in ways that they could not have anticipated. And even…

Mike Haubrich has an analysis that you should have a look at. While I prefer a single-payer plan, I will also support a public option. Yes, this will drive some private insurers out of business. Considering the piss-poor way that they have been enacting the so-called “invisible hand” I don’t feel too sorry for them.…

Bird Blog Carnival Takes Off

I and the Bird #107 – We and the Bird … is in full flight at Liza Lee Miller’s Blog. CLICK HERE. Read it, digg it, stumble upon it!