Archives for June, 2012

I was almost abducted by aliens

Every now and then a news story comes along that makes me want to repost this particular thing I wrote a long time ago. And it has happened again. First, the news story: National Geographic Channel has run a poll in which they found that 36% of Americans “believe UFO’s exist.” This is in line…

Sea Level Rise Animation

From the folks who brought us all those animations:

I Am A Secular Woman

Secular Woman is a organization that just formed, and is currently filing for 501(c)(3) status. I just joined it and you should to. Here’s the mission statement: Mission The mission of Secular Woman is to amplify the voice, presence, and influence of non-religious women. Vision Secular Woman envisions a future in which women without supernatural…

Testing Thunderf00t’s Hypothesis

Over on Freethoughtblogs, Thunderf00t makes the following assertion about the subject matter addressed by that blog network: The disproportionate amount of attention [is given] to sexism compared to other issues. He does not assert this as a hypothesis, but rather, as a fact. But, Imma turn it back into a hypothesis and assail it with…

Forensics of Race

Just came across this snapshot of an exhibit panel from the Science Museum of Minnesota’s exhibit on race.

… the hazzards of sickness … should be provided for through insurance. This should be [charged to] the industries the employer, the employee, and perhaps the people at large … Wherever such standards are not met by given establishments, by given industries, are unprovided for by a legislature, or are balked by unenlightened courts, the…

Ant Gecko Taphonomy

This is very very cool. A little gruesome of you are not used to this sort of thing. I wonder if it had ant insurance.

OMG this is NEVER going to work!

On August 5th, NASA will attempt to do what may be the dumbest thing they ever did. Or, possibly, the most brilliant thing they ever did. Hard to say.

This looks like one of those questions that pops up when you start typing a query into a Google Search Box, but it is really a question asked rhetorically by Claudia Sawyer on my facebook status where I made mention of the fact that toddlers will put anything you give them in their mouth (even…

Just so you know, scientists do not seem to be able to detect the difference between a 3 foot and a 30 foot deformation of the surface of a planetoid body that is about one and a half billion kilometers away, and we know this because NASA’s Cassini space ship had to actually go all…