Archives for February, 2010
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…
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).
Don’t forget: Meal and Reel, Feb 19, Creation w/special guest Greg Laden at Edina Cinema We have established a plan: The Great Wall at 6:00, the movie is at the theater, about one mile to the south at 7:20. So, arriving at the restaurant in a timely fashion, and ordering right away is essential. There…
Please visit JH’s site for an interesting post on C:\ drives and an ensuing spirited discussion.
… when it comes to Creationist Home Schooling.
Forget flying cars. I want a waterproof home! Bad things that can happen to you. The Hello World computer programming collection.
Yes, Amanda’s birthday happens to be Valentine’s Day! (The holiday, not the movie)
A slew of bad spam has been showing up (most of which you’ve not seen because I’ve been busy deleting it) but I’ve cranked the moderation sensitivity up. If your comment gets held in moderation, that is likely the reason. I’m sure things will settled down soon.
Next week, how many potatoes does it take to power a Toyota Hybrid?
For Darwin’s Birthday Weekend, a reposting of my review of David Dobb’s Reef Madness:
This is Darwin’s Birthday Weekend. The following posts review and reflect on the Voyage of the Beagle by Darwin. If you’ve not read it, you should. If you won’t, that’s OK, just read these:
This weekend we are celebrating Charles Darwin’s birthday. Here are a few items you may enjoy reading and reflecting on:
You remember the Summer Olympics in China. And now you are enjoying the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. But let us never forget the Fall Olumpics:
The following is rare footage of the Huxley vs. Wilberforce debate. Wilberforce, the one in pink, appears to be on top but he clearly has no chance against the brilliant Huxley.
The red smudge at the center of this picture is the first comet discovered by NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA
According to Isis. Check it out. Then come back here. I don’t want you hanging out over there.
Whale Wars: Cat and Mouse Games How to change global patterns of consumption (of seafood) Vertical Agitation in Action Stop Japan From Killing Week: Thou Shalt Not Kill Unless It’s Fast
But first a little basketball….
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This oblique view shows geological layers of rock exposed on a mound inside Gale Crater on Mars. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/USGS
Being snowed in is bad for your health One story of Snopocalypse
High School Censors RichardDawkins.net Bigfoot Rears Its Ugly Face
Huh. I was just beginning to explore Google Wave and now apparently it has already crashed on the lonely shore of Software User Indifference. But what will be the fate of Google Buzz? (Razib explores the question.)
Does “CardioFuel” (the dietary supplement) work? Genetic research ties autism to ‘trust hormone’ Placebo Effect Explained (Note: The “explanation” is rong! See this.)
How difficult is it to distinguish between knee-jerk criticisms of religions and well-reasoned arguments? I would personally state this is quite simple by looking at the premises of the argument, but this oversimplifies a very complex issue…. Explore Atheistic Aggression at Mors dei.
This sucker was filmed in the Gulf of Mexico swimming among the oil rigs!!! It propelled itself with undulations of its dorsal fin and looks a lot like a sea serpent. In fact, it is said to be “the origin of the sea serpent myth” but I’m not quite sure what the difference is between…