Archives for November, 2009
My review will be ready in about two hours from now.
Bergman gave the argument FOR Intelligent Design, and Myers gave the argument AGAINST.
Guy Jumps Off Pier To Save Dog “Programming is like sex: one mistake and you’re providing support for a lifetime.” Logical Fallacies and How to Spot Them
I believe they are trying to keep it secret, but that’s Robert Luhn swinging around the big knife while raging about Ray Comfort: The source of this video is the new NCSE Don’t Dis Drwin site, HERE.
Tomorrow, the NCSE will release a response to Ray Comfort’s tricked-out version of Darwin’s Origin of Species. I got a sneak preview of the web site and if you are good, I can let you see it too. (a GLB exclusive!)
This Is A Cool Computer Program – Funny video clips are a click away
Anonymity was no fun, she claimed, stating “I couldn’t even go to my own book launch party”
The Blog Carnival Scientia Pro Publica # 16 is up and running here, at Sharp Brains. Braaaains!!!! Braaaiins!!!
In Going Rogue: An American Life Sarah Palin make sthe claim that she does not believe in evolution. She has not been so straightfoward in the past on this topic, according to think progress. …she talks about creationism, saying she “didn’t believe in the theory that human beings — thinking, loving beings — originated from…
MnCSE stands for Minnesota Citizens for Science Education. If you are a Minnesotan, this will of course be of direct interest to you. If you are interested in science education issues (read: defending our children against the onslaught of the Creashunist Foes!!!1!!) then you will find it to be a model example of a state-wide…
The first is in virtual space, the second is in meat space. Both are cool.
I will tell you how to make excellent gravy with no stress and guaranteed success. Without lumps.
A controversial ministry that says it preaches Christian doctrine in public schools held a fundraiser in Bloomington Thursday night, drawing a crowd of about 400. At its “Appeal to Heaven” fundraiser, You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International offered attendees a preview of its new documentary, a greeting by Rep. Michele Bachmann and a…
From Mn Progressive: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) may have gotten herself into even more ethical trouble. In her efforts to promote her healthcare protest that occurred last week, she used her official House website to promote it. Check out the details.
Recent discussion of Canadian Naturopathy caused this old memory of mine to surface, regarding a friend who nearly died because he had a treatable illness but was attended to only by a Naturopath. A stupid, badly dressed Naturopath who couldn’t drive for shit.
Skloot on the Cover of Publishers Weekly & Advance Praise for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Did Low-Dose Desensitization to Allergens Make Me a SuperMan? Mumps redux at White Coat Underground
I look around me and I don’t see even one anarchist. Oh, wait, no, there might be an anarchist over there beyond the pillar…no, no, just another guy in a suit. Never mind. Read all about it here.
Al Gore talking about his new book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis.
The other day, I went to a magic show. The magician manipulated energy fields, pulled toxins out of my stomach, and then gave me a remedy – but there was nothing inside. Then he pulled out a prescription pad, prescribed some Tamiflu, and sent me on my way. Seem unlikely? Well,…
In the old days, you could just use the “help” menu item to figure this out (drilling down to “about”) but now there is so much “helpful” crap in the dialog that opens when you do so, that it has become much less helpful. So just open a command line and cause the contents of…
“We’ll start by steering the wheels straight and driving, though we may have to steer the wheels to the right to counter any downhill slip to the left” … OMG have I ever been there before . But not on Mars. The Martian rover Spirit got stuck in the dust on April 23rd of this…
The “statins” make up a class of cholesterol lowering drugs. Fish oil (oil derived from fish) is rich in certain fatty acids. Both types of compounds can have powerful positive and protective effects in the brain.
People and dinosaurs were adapted to chase down and kill any plants that tried to get away.