Archives for July 29, 2010

ca 140 killed in Congo boat sinking

Up to 140 people are feared dead after a boat carrying passengers and goods capsized on a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say. The accident happened on the Kasai river – a tributary of the Congo River – in the western province of Bandundu. Information Minister Lambert Mende told the BBC the…

The end is near

So, do you think there is any connection between this: 9 months, 23 days Mark your calendars! The end of the world is nigh, and we’ve got a specific date: the Rapture will occur on 21 May, 2011, and the world ends on 21 October 2011. How do we know this? As near as I…

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I’ve been interested forever in human perceptions of risk and culturally mediated fear. I got to work with some of the cook risk perception people at the Kennedy School of Government for a while (as a bystander), and as an archaeologist, I find the question of risk and fear important in human foraging (and other)…

Barbara Forrest, author of Creationism’s Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design, has a major blog post addressing the current maneno in Louisiana. A Parish school board there wants to place creationism on equal or higher footing than evolution. Read Barbara’s piece here.

As you know, I have a long standing interest in dogs and bears and in the topic of animals eating people. (SEE UPDATE AT END OF POST)

Hat Tip: Highly Allochthonous

Bloomberg? NPR? Or FOX?

Argumentum ad hominem vulpes

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