Archives for October, 2011

Suppose you are an intelligent, thoughtful person with a thirst for information, a desire to be challenged, and a tendency to not accept received knowledge at face value. You are embedded in a traditional Christian culture where most of your family, your child’s teachers and friends and those friends’ families, the people where you and…

You’ll remember that I recently wrote up Shawn Otto’s talk at The Loft. The talk was filmed and is now a major motion picture! Now that you’ve seen the talk, here’s your list of things to do: Buy the book here. Sign on to Science Debate.org here Sign the American Science Pledge here Join the…

Mystery of the Guest Star Size Revealed

We’ve discussed this before. Now, you can watch the film!

It really is a fungus killing the bats

According to this press release: Scientists have proven that the fungus Geomyces destructans causes white-nose syndrome, a fast-spreading and highly lethal disease of bats. Research published today (Wednesday, Oct. 26) in the journal Nature provides the first direct evidence that this fungus is responsible for a disease that is decimating bats in North America. Research…

A list of things for your consideration

Are you adopted or from India? I have a friend who wants to know about her birthmother and family in India, and is seriously considering going to India to check into her own background. I assume she is not the first person who was born in India, adopted by a US family and then got…

It is called Comet Elenin.

Iain McGilchrist: The divided brain

Please note, the whole “left side right side” brain thing is WRONG and we’ve known it has been WRONG for a very long time. Very. Long. Time. The reality is complex and interesting, but it is probably not what you think. The following video on this topic is pretty good:

Update: LeRoy Went Through To The Next Round!!!!!11!!

I have a few items for you from the Evolution Front. First, you can have a free copy of an excerpt form the book Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating by Leslie Brunetta and Catherine L. Craig: Click here for the PDF file. That was complements of the…

A new study confirming the accuracy of existing global temperature records has been ignored by the all the major television news outlets, except for one mention in a CNN news brief. But the omission is most conspicuous at Fox News, which routinely casts doubt on the temperature data, accuses climate scientists of doctoring research to…