Archives for February 10, 2010

Har Mar is a funny little shopping mall in Roseville Minnesota. It is the home of the annual Twin Cities Creation Science Science Fair. Sometimes we visit the science fair, but it is not to laugh at the students….

Scientists at Mount Sinai School of Medicine reported that mothers who had high levels of phthalates during their pregnancies were more likely to have children with poorer scores in the areas of attention, aggression and conduct. I’ve not read the paper, but you may find the SciAm report of interest. Hat tip Ana.

His Prayers were Answered

KATY, TX–A man in danger of losing his home had his prayers coincidentally answered Tuesday by the haphazard machinations of an indifferent and entirely random universe. Marvin Pewter, 45, was able to refinance his house after a radio station in Sioux Falls, SD played the favorite song of a local data-entry worker who, quietly singing…

Huxley learns to speak

We don’t know what he’s saying yet. He might be talking about the book he read yesterday:

In a remarkable act of cynicism and moral bankruptcy, Iowa legislators are considering removing LGBT students from the protection of a Safe School law. So it would be illegal to bully students unless they are gay. Then it would be OK. Reps. Shultz & Windschitl Introduce H.F. 2291 to Exclude Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender…

Chimpanzee Food Sharing

Is chimpanzee food sharing an example of food for sex? One of the most important transitions in human evolution may have been the incorporation of regular food sharing into the day to day ecology of our species or our ancestors. Although this has been recognized as potentially significant for some time, it was probably the…

Two chimps walked into a bar …

… and made a real mess of the place when one of them spotted the jar of pickles on the counter. They fought over it until one of them had almost all the pickles and the other one had a number of bruises and a tiny fragment of one pickle that the other chimp dropped…

What I Had for Dinner Tonight

I had one of the most interesting dinners anyone has ever had.