Archives for February, 2011

I’ve been translated into Spanish!

La falsedad de los universales humanos Existen universales humanos. Ahora concederme media hora para explicar por qué esto es correcto y falso a al vez. Pero primero, algo sobre el trasfondo y la definición. Definido del modo más simple, un universal humano es un rasgo, una conducta o una característica cultural que encontramos en todas…

The Science component of “The Nation’s Report Card” was released today and clearly indicates that we have moved one step closer as a nation in two of our most important goals: Building a large and complacent poorly educated low-pay labor class, and increasing the size of our science-illiterate populace in order to allow the advance…

How to make the most out of Facebook

Facebook: The Missing Manual in its third edition dated February 2011, so this is the time to get it and use it because it won’t stay up to date long

First we had this: Deputy AG suggests shooting Wisconsin Demonstrators to Death Now, this: Indiana attorney general fires deputy over ‘live ammunition’ tweets aimed at Wisconsin protestors (sic) Ahh… if only it was always this easy.

The Time Space Paradox Explained Again

Hat Tip The Paltry Sapien for this video by Yuanjian Luo: A Tale of Two Twins from Yuanjian Luo on Vimeo.

Antievolution bill in New Mexico tabled

House Bill 302 was tabled by the Education Committee of the New Mexico House of Representatives on a 5-4 vote on February 18, 2011, suggesting that it is unlikely to come to a floor vote before the legislature adjourns on March 19, 2011. A version of the currently popular “academic freedom” antievolution strategy, HB 302,…

When will this madnes end?

If you live in Georgia, and have a miscarriage, you will be investigated, if recently introduced legislation is passed. The bill proposed … … by House Republican Bobby Franklin would make abortion the legal equivalent of murder and require miscarriages to be investigated by authorities. … Franklin’s bill would classify the removal of a fetus…

A deputy attorney General of Indiana, responded to a tweet indicating that Wisconsin demonstrators might be swept out of the capitol building by police with this: “Use live ammunition.” Adam Weinstein, the original tweeter of the news from the Capitol building, who happens to be a journalist, writes: From my own Twitter account, I confronted…

Look up “telling a lie” in the dictionary and you’ll see this video clip next to the definition as an excellent example:

Who writes the fortune cookies, anyway?

A few months ago, for reasons that I do not recall and could probably never explain, Amanda and I stopped at one of those crappy little Chinese Restaurants stuck between a dry cleaner and a dollar store in some out of the way run down strip mall in Andover.1 We were very hungry; I remember…