Archives for June, 2010

As you know, Oedepus Maximus, with the help of a handful of diligent women and men put all into one place the data needed to prove that the now infamous You’re Not Helping blog was not in fact written by a woman and three men of possible ethnic diversity working out of the Midwestern US.…

The latest issue of Evolution: Education and Outreach (volume 3, number 2) is in honor of — if a few months in advance of — the sixty-fifth birthday of NCSE‘s executive director Eugenie C. Scott. Edited by NCSE’s deputy director Glenn Branch (who contributed “Three wishes for Genie” by way of introduction), it contains essays…

Skepticism 101: What do you think?

Skepchicon starts in two days. For those of you who don’t know, Skepchicon is a “track” at Convergence, which in turn is one of those science fiction conventions where everyone dresses up as a Klingon or something.

Happy Blogoversary Primate Diaries!

One year ago today, EMJ started PD. And, that blog has proven a valuable contribution to

Just one week to go, kids! I’m working my ass off on finishing touches, but the Skepchick Spaceship is mostly go for launch! I’m very much looking forward to seeing a bunch of you there. You’re in for a fantastic weekend. …. Click here

Three anniversaries of note

Yesterday: The famous Jason and Jodi Event on the Internet. Relive it here. Today: The anniversary of freeDOS. Tomorrow, the death of TH Huxley. Details here. Funny how things happen in threes. I wonder why?

Just so you know, this post led to this meltdown.

…. along with the discussion of Transhumanism. Click here.

It’s one of those hitch hiking deals: NASA’s Deep Impact/EPOXI spacecraft will fly past Earth this Sunday (June 27). Mission navigators have tailored this trajectory so the spacecraft can “hitch a ride” on Earth’s gravity field, which will help propel the mission toward its appointment with comet Hartley 2 this fall. At time of closest…