Archives for September 3, 2010

The Natural Stuff

Ferrel monk parakeets in Brooklyn (They’ve been living there long enough to get into some bird identification guides) are being poached by …. parakeet poachers! Here is the story. Check this out: Exelon, a nuclear giant that recently backed away from building new nuclear plants, is moving into wind. The inside story on giant sharks…

Creationism’s Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design is a must read for those interested in the Evolution – Creationism controversy. In particular, this volume is an essential part of the personal library of every science educator, for reasons that I will describe below. If you know a Life Science Teacher, this is a perfect…

A little over a year ago, there was a meeting of the Minnesota Atheists that included a one hour panel discussion of evolution, creationism, science education, and so on. The panel was moderated by Lynn Fellman, and included (in order from right to left as the audience gazed on) Randy Moore, Sehoya Cotner, Jane Phillips,…

NASA and Earl go Eye to Eye

As Earl bears down on North Carolina and environs (well, slides by rudely if not bears down) I’ll be stepping back from regular discussions of the Tropical Weather situation as I engage in labor day weekend activities. Meanwhile, have a look at this post at the NASA web site with more interesting and sometimes freaky…