Archives for December, 2010

What if everybody used Linux?

Here’s why it would be bad (click the image to see the cartoon):

See also: Anti-Gay Atmosphere Permeates Uganda Stop a Witch hunt against Gays in Uganda Fighting the Anti-Gay Bill in Uganda

The beginning of the end of whatshername

Sarah Palin has accidentally revealed her own 500 dollar haircut, her own Chappaquiddick, her own Monica Lewinsky. On a recent trip to Canada, during a speech, she revealed the fact that when she lived in rural Alaska as a child, her family regularly slipped across the Canadian border to avail themselves of the Canadian Healthcare…

Atheists don’t have no songs

A debate with Jaclyn Friedman and Naomi Wolf: Hat tip feministing.

Antivax ads in movie theaters

I just read this Action Alert and pursuant to it I sent this note to AMC theaters:

The Top Ten Science Stories of 2010

The first thing you need to know about my list of the top ten science stories of the year is this: There are not ten. Well, as I write this, I’ve not settled what’s on the list and what’s not, so maybe there will be ten. Or six. Or one hundred and eleven. In any…

Rap Evolution on Maddow

The Rap Guide to Evolution (including vignettes by Richard Dawkins:

Retro: Best of the Blog: Concepts

Biology is harder to learn than quantum physics. Why? Because most people think they totally get biology, but everyone knows nobody gets quantum physics. Therefore, any effort to explore quantum physics will result in new learning, but people rarely learn new biology. The bottom line is that our brains are full of biology, which would…

Retro: Best of the Blog, Stories

Obamadog. Barack Obama’s first serious mistake since the election. Many of you heard the question at President Elect Obama’s first news conference, which was mainly about the economy, regarding what kind of dog the girls would be getting as per a deal apparently made some time ago. The only safe answer to that question would…