Archives for August 11, 2010

… which begs a number of different questions that I will think but not say out loud.

It is possible that a much earlier than previously known date for the use of flaked stone tools has been established in Ethiopia, dating to prior to 3.39 million years ago.

The newly reported Saadanius hijazensis may or may not be a “missing link” but in order for this monkey to climb onto the primate family tree, a new branch had to be sprouted. So, not only is Saadanius hijazensis a new species, but it is a member of a new taxonomic Family, Saadaniidae, which in…

Technobabble

I don’t use OpenOffice unless I have to, but sometimes I have to and it’s nice to know that a PDF importing extension is available. But there are some tricks to using it, which are nicely addressed here.

Maybe oil spills reduce hurricanes?

No, no, probably not, although I did receive my first BP Oil Spill denialist comment this morning. Nonetheless, we have had very little in the way of storms that might develop into hurricanes. The best I can do for you now is Tropical Depression FIVE, which is sitting in the Gulf and heading for New…

Wyoming, which is a pretty stupid state sometimes, although you don’t hear about it too often because almost no one lives there, has a candidate for governor who … wants teachers to be required to teach creationism. “I think it is as valuable a theory as any other theory.” … is opposed to abortion even…