Archives for February 15, 2010

Trust and Critical Thinking at Science Online 2010. There is discussion going on here, and the six videos are here:

Why? I’m not entirely sure. I guess so you can bring it on an airplane and play Super Mario Kart while traveling?

Waste = Food

CafĂ© Scientifique: Waste = Food Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, Minneapolis, MN Tickets: $5-$12 Call 612-825-8949 for reservations University of Minnesota College of Design alum Sarah Wolbert promotes an ingenious view of rebalancing urban food systems – one that involves design of detritivore and decomposition systems…

Al Franken allies with Tom Coburn to oppose Uganda’s death-to-homosexuals bill Sen. Al Franken has signed on to a Senate resolution condemning a bill before Uganda’s Parliament that would outlaw homosexuality and make it a crime punishable by death. (Hat tip: Minnesota Independent.) What makes the resolution sponsored by Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold so interesting…

How Christian Were the Founders?

In the wake of recent public meetings by the Texas Schoolboard, Russell Shorto has written an extensive piece for the New York Times Magazine. Shorto is the author of Descartes’ Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason (Vintage).

Sarah Palin’s Google Search Story