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First, the conspiracy: Then, the embarrassment: And in case you are not freaked out enough …

I’ve written a post I’d like you to read at Minnesota Progressive Project: Why Erik Paulsen Has To Be Replaced As Minnesota’s Third District Representative

I’ll admit right away at being cynical about the chemical industry, so I look suspiciously at information sent to me by the American Chemical Society. (Something comes from them every day.) But chemistry is science, and you need to know more about it and to see how it relates to your day to day existence.…

Bill Gates has this thing called Gates Letter addressing three myths: Poor Countries Are Doomed To Stay Poor Foreign Aid Is A Big Waste Saving Lives Leads To Overpopulation That these are myths is discussed in detail HERE. In a related project, Bill Nye has made this video dispelling an overlapping set of myths: And…

Huh. ———————- Tattersall, I (2013). Higher taxa: Reply to cartmill Evolutionary Antropology, 22 (6), 293-293 DOI: 10.1002/evan.21393

See you in Stillwater?

I’ll be giving a talk on climate change and related matters in Stillwater on Monday: The Global and Local Impacts of Climate Change Anthropogenic Climate Change, also misleadingly known as “Global Warming,” has emerged as a significant reality affecting societies and economies around the world and at home. In this talk we’ll examine the contentious…

Utah has gay marriage. Say no more. It’s officially over at the highest levels, folks. You can’t spend decades legislating and ordering equality from the chambers of congress, statehouses, and the benches of the high courts before, eventually, it becomes part of our culture to assume that the state and society supports equality even if…

Word on the street is that Bill Nye is going to debate Ken Hamm at the Creationism “Museum” on February 4th. This is a bad idea for several reasons. First, Bill Nye is not really an expert on evolution and is actually not that experienced in debates. Being really really pro science and science education…

How to make pumpkin pie

How to make pumpkin pie This makes one pie. You probably want two, so double everything. PROCEDURE PREHEAT oven to 425F. Set the rack to above the middle of the oven but not too high up. Mix dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix wet ingredients in a different bowl. Mix the wet and dry ingredients…

Many, many things happened in the area of bird science this year, so this review can not be comprehensive. But I’ve compiled a sampling of this year’s news and events for your edification. I’ve organized them by date (month/day) of the approximate reporting or blogging time of the item of interest, which does not necessarily…