Archives for November 18, 2010

“Richard Dawkins, your theory sucks!

We laugh at the idea of you burning in hell and we hope you get hit by a church van tonight!!” … Richard Dawkins reads some of his hate mail while relaxing at the hearth.

Two Archaeology Related Videos

First, this one that Julia just sent me: Then, this one I just made. It’s experimental.

Teaching kids real math with computers

From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity’s most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach — calculation by hand — isn’t just tedious, it’s mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea:…

Morris Goodman Died

The distinguished evolutionary biologist Morris Goodman died on November 14, 2010, at the age of 85, according to the Wayne State University School of Medicine. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on January 12, 1925, Goodman attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1943. Returning to Wisconsin, he earned…

This was our weatherman

Paul was a real live scientific meteorologist who accidentally ended up a TV weatherman. (The regular one was sick, the substitute was sick, so they threw him in front of the camera.) He then became so popular that they fired him during a budget crunch. He was one of the first weather reporters anywhere, and…