Archives for February 4, 2010

Ginger Cats Do Have Souls

Will it ever end?

Stellarium is a realistic looking, feature rich OpenSource planetarium. The default catalog has over one half million stars, but you can get an extended catalog with over 200 million stars. All the usual information you expect in a planetarium is available. For the most part, navigation of the image can be done easily with a…

What would Jesus do? Pass or run?

The real conversion is the one that happens under your eyes…

In a recent post, I earned the ire of many poorly informed denialist football fans when I noted an obvious fact: The strategy used by the New Orleans Saints to win the playoff game with the much more deserving Minnesota Vikings, which involved trying as hard as possible to knock the Quarterback out of the…

Must reads

Somebody is making fun of everybody: Things I Have Learned From Blogging at Science Blogs, Part I Bad news: Why the denial camp is winning (and we’re all losing) the climate wars But then again: Rush Limbaugh: How the existence of god disproves climate change

American Missionaries Acting Badly?

Ten American missionaries are charged in Haiti with child kidnapping and conspiracy. There are no accurate details of what happened, but it appears that the missionaries may have been trying to bring 30 or more kinds into some American based adoption system in a manner that was not in accord with Haitian law. Until further…

The History Of Cooking in Five Courses

FROM OPEN FLAMES TO SOUS VIDE: The History Of Cooking in Five Courses Tuesday, February 9, 2010 – 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Cost $50. Reservations required. Call 612-624-9050 Join Chef Chris Olson and local experts on an exploration of the evolution of cooking in five delicious courses. With the Bell Museum’s wildlife…