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Bugs (Darwin)

When reading the Voyage, it is impossible to miss the observation that much of the time Darwin was engaged in adolescent boy behavior: Pulling the heads off insects, noting how long they would wiggle after cut in half, closely examining the ooze and guts, occupied much of his time. Obviously, careful observation and a strong…

Sunday Darwin Talk Radio Podcast

The podcast of this morning’s radio show with Stephanie Zvan, Lynne Felman, Don Luce and Yours Truly is now up, here: “Celebrating Darwin and Evolution at the Bell Museum” Atheists Talk #56 February 8, 2008 Lynne and Don read a book on the radio (that was cool) and Lynne asked me a bunch of good…

Internet Theory and Philosophy: Nanny Goat Gruff and the Internet Trolls From the Lest We Forget Department: The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer It seems like it should be true, even if it isn’t exactly true: The bigger the car, the more the tickets? I ask myself a question of this general form almost every…

Blogospherics: Recommended reads

There is an interesting discussion going on among some of my fellow Sblings and others on the intertubes about so called “honorifics” … I suggest this post as a starting point: Honorifics, credentials, and respect, at Adventures in Ethics and Science. Fight Fight!!!! Over diversity in science and how to talk about it on the…

This press release was sent to me from Minnesota Atheists: 2009 is the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and 150th year of this book On the Origin of Species. We’re celebrating by talking with Dr. Greg Laden, biological anthropologist, U of M. If you haven’t met Dr. Laden, you can get to know him through…

It’s out! Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction Second Edition is now available on line and in bookstores (or at least it is being shipped out as we speak). This is the newly revamped edition of Genie Scott’s essential reference supporting the Evolutionist Perspective in the so called “debate” over creationism vs. evolution. The original version…

Programming Notes and Blogospherics

This afternoon, I will be busy meeting with colleagues about the upcoming Darwin Day Celebration at the Bell Museum, and preparing for this Sunday Morning’s radio show (Am 950, Air America, Atheist Talk Radio). Then, I’ll be on Q Transmissions at 6PM Mountain Time, today. Details are here. I’m looking forward to finally getting to…

Carnivals

I am hosting The Giant’s Shoulders this month. Please get me your submissions by the 15th. Hint: Darwin’s birthday is this month. Hint: Darwin was a giant. Do Darwin! Send submissions via the blog carnival submission thingie. Berry Go Round #13: Winter-Tough is here, at Watching The World Wake Up. The Carnival of the Blue…

South America on Five Dollars a Day

What do you eat when you are traveling the world in search of truth about the natural world? Most of the time Darwin ate pretty well…

Announcing Quiche Moraine

The three of us imagine Quiche Moraine as a glare of ice on the Antarctic Continent thinly strew with odd rocks. The rocks are odd because many of them are meteorites that landed on the glacier some time during the last several tens of thousands of years. We imagine that among these meteorites a small…