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How to kill a monkey

An Efe (Pygmy) man making poison arrows for use in killing monkeys. Ituri Forest, Zaire. Photograph Copyrighted 1986 Greg Laden

Apple Friend Bar

New Apple Friend Bar Gives Customers Someone To Talk At About Mac Products


Do not visit web sites if your computer is running Windows. Recent reports indicate that your computer could be taken over by malicious forces. Egypt vs. the Netizins. Model predicts ‘religiosity gene’ will dominate society. OMG. Ooops, did I say that? And finally, the Antikythera Mechanism was a computer built in Greece at around 100…

Does The Rite Have the Right Stuff?

As an ex-Catholic, I can appreciate a good movie involving Satin1 or his Minions. There are several reasons for this. For one thing, I get the jokes.2 Some of them are rather subtle and require an understanding of church dogma. Also, I can relate to the stranger side of the belief system from personal experience.…

Heather Knight: Silicon-based comedy

Scary Global Warming Video

Climate Science in a Nutshell #9: How Bad Could it Get? from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo. Hat Tip Class M Planet

Creationism may seem like a joke to most atheists. After all, how could the univerese and everything in it be only 6000 years old, when the light from galaxies 10 billian light years away takes (you guessed it) 10 billion years to get here?That was the question I had initially asked when I heard that…

These two things are only indirectly connected: What this all means: On Friday the 4th, Skeptically Speaking will have a pre-recorded interview with Sheril. On that same show, I’ll do a pre-recored installment of “Everything…”. You can go to the link and click on “ask a question”, but do it before Noon EST on Tuesday.…