Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for August, 2006

100 Degrees of Perspiration, I

100 Degrees of Perspiration: cooling off in a bathtub of cold water with a hendrick’s gin-on-tonic.. and um.. fuck yeah, it’s a measuring cup. Image: fast boy.

I just received this emergency email from the American Bird Conservancy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is poised to make a decision on whether to ban the bird-killing pesticide, carbofuran. This is the most deadly pesticide to birds currently being used in the United States. It is more toxic than DDT. A single drop…

Nacreous clouds above McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Image: Matt Thompson.

I am sure that some of you have read this already, but here is a printable version of the cogent article published last year in the excellent magazine, The New Yorker, that discusses so-called “intelligent design”. This article, entitled Why Intelligent Design Isn’t, was published in May 2005 and is still relevant today. This article…