Archives for June, 2012

This is coming from a few different sources none of which are really linkable so I’ll just copy and paste this press release from the Environmental Defense Fund: *** BREAKING *** BREAKING *** BREAKING *** … Moments ago, a federal appeals court upheld EPA’s climate pollution emission standards, rejecting four legal challenges that had been…

Astronomers have discovered something that should not be there. It is an arc of light. The arc is the effect of gravitational lensing which happened as light passed by a massive galaxy about 10 billion years ago in space-time. In other words, in this universe, but very far away and a very long time ago,…

MRI of Baby’s Birth

This is the first and only one of these. There really ought to be a sound track.

Matt Lowry, whom I hope to be seeing in a couple of weeks, has written an article on his blog and republished on the JREF web site, called Is It Time To Call Creationists’ Bluff And Push For “Teaching All Views”? The idea is this. There has been a recent change in strategy among creationists…

In this video, Genie Scott dissects the claims, the tactics, and the methods being used to confuse the public about what is science and what isn’t: __________________ photo of Darwin by kevinzim

Cabin At The Lake Tip # 3342

When installing a “porch light” (to light the entrance way ans any stairs, and the immediate area outside the cabin) do not place the light near the door as is often the custom. The light is meant to be used at night. Out in cabin country, when you turn that light on at night, 22…

Marriage

I am going to write a bunch of blog posts about marriage. You should regard my opinion about marriage to be valuable; I’ve had several of them. And in this way, I may be more like a hunter-gatherer than a “modern” Westerner, as the practice among the former is to treat marriage as very important…

Lonesome George c. 1912-2012

It has just been reported that Lonesome George, the Galapagos Tortoise who was considered to be the last of is kind, has died. the last remaining tortoise of his kind and a conservation icon, died on Sunday of unknown causes, the Galapagos National Park said. He was thought to be about 100 years old. Lonesome…

A sense of proportion

Despite the fact that we observe the world around us everyday, for many common phenomena we have a very poorly developed sense of the important variables of size, shape, position, and motion. As I sit here by the side of the lake and look around numerous examples come to mind. One example arises from a…

Dana Hunter and the Big Blast

Are you aware of Dana Hunter’s current project? The author of En Tequila es Verdad, the blog that always makes me want to take a shot, is writing detailed essays that track events connected to the 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens. She’s writing them as part of her blogging over at Scientific American, but…