Archives for September 18, 2009

Purity and Outreach

When something goes wrong we fix it, sometimes making a new rule so it does not happen again. After a while we may get a bunch of related rules and they can be, and often are, organized into a system, perhaps a paradigm, maybe a dogma, or even an -ism. Once you’ve got one of…

And the current issue is HERE.

I KNOW it was a UFO. I know it! I know it!

… and I blogged about it here. But then I saw this video:

After the Warming (James Burke 1989)

The Japanese run everything (does that scare you or delight you?). iTechnology is controlled with eyeMice. Everything he says about human evolution is VERY VERY wrong, just so you know. (E.g. “Mammoths” probably evolved after language. Native Americans do not descend from people who lived in caves in Siberia. Language did not emerge during the…

For the iHolidays

Do it for your mother…

Juno is an asteroid that will be coming into view shortly. To find it, go out into the night in a relatively unpolluted sky and look near Uranus. You can often see Juno with a descent telescope, but if conditions are good, you should be able to see it with the naked eye. Juno is…

I’m pretty sure Amanda and I were abducted by aliens this morning. This is not the first time, for me. I was abducted with two others about 20 years ago in Southern Maine while looking for antiques, back when you could still get them cheap even in antique stores (inexpensive antiques, not aliens). You can…

Mischief Managed

Scienceblogs.com appears to be back in working order again…

WPTV.COM has a poll asking “Should educators be fined or jailed for offering prayer in public schools?” and the possible answers are “yes” and “no.” Which I guess means they are not really asking an “either/or” question although it is worded that way. Anyway, this relates to THIS STORY about people who work for a…