Archives for December 14, 2011

The Freshwater case still continues

With a brief filed (PDF) in Ohio’s Fifth District Court of Appeals, John Freshwater is appealing a court’s ruling to uphold his termination as a middle school science teacher in Mount Vernon, Ohio. It is the latest twist in a long saga that began in 2008, when a local family accused Freshwater of engaging in…

Afternoon reading for you.

Do Christmas Songs give you nightmares? They give me nightmares. I’m writing something about Gender and where we get it, but that project is delayed (I know some of you are waiting eagerly). So, to #occupy your time, check out these two items: Gender Transitioning and Gender Stereotypes and Transsexualism and You!

First, let’s just quickly say what it is. The Higgs boson may or may not exist. If it does exist, it is a boson. Matter is made up of smaller and smaller things, down to a point. A chair may be made of pieces of wood, which in turn are made up of plant cells,…

The Skeptic Awards 2011

Nominations for The Skeptic Awards 2011. The Skeptic Magazine is delighted, for the first time, to be giving awards celebrating skeptical activity in several categories during 2011. As well as an ‘Editors’ Choice’ award for lifetime achievement, we have five other categories – and for those we’re going to need your help. GO HERE to…

Holiday Fare

The holidays are upon us, and as part of the War on Christmas, we must EAT ALL THE COOKIES!!!11! But first we must bake them. I will be farming Julia out to help in The Kitchens in Plymouth this weekend while I go to the gym for nine hours. Over at the Zvans the ovens…