Archives for April 19, 2011

… well, at least for me. Starting this week, I will become a “Beat Blogger” at 10,000 Birds. I am not sure what a Beat Blogger is, but I think it’s a real happening with bongo drums and highly esoteric poetry. I’ll be scribing one bird-related post every four weeks, on a Thursday. Go have…

Does Titan Have a Subsurface Ocean?

The abstract for a recent paper on Titan says: …We propose a new Cassini state model for Titan in which we assume the presence of a liquid water ocean beneath an ice shell and consider the gravitational and pressure torques arising between the different layers of the satellite…. Titan’s orbit, recently measured to a high…

… is now on line. Plus Mike Klymkowsky reviews Matt Young and Paul K. Strode’s Why Evolution Works (and Creationism Fails); Joel W. Martin reviews Francisco Ayala’s Am I a Monkey?; David A. Reid reviews Randy Moore, Mark Decker, and Sehoya Cotner’s Chronology of the Evolution-Creationism Controversy; Robert H. Rothman reviews Allene S. Phy-Olsen’s Evolution,…

Senate Bill 70 (PDF), prefiled in the Louisiana Senate on April 15, 2011, and provisionally referred to the Senate Committee on Education, would, if enacted, repeal Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:285.1, which implemented the so-called Louisiana Science Education Act, passed and enacted in 2008. SB 70 was introduced by Karen Carter Peterson (D-District 5), but the…