Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for March, 2009

tags: Chambers Street, Park Place, World Trade Center, Oculus, Andrew Ginzel, Kristin Jones, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Oculus #25, 1998. Stone mosaic on walls throughout Chambers Street station complex (A & C trains); also, there is a stone and glass floor mosaic at Park Place entrance, which connects to this station…

What: A public presentation, “Does Religion Make People Better?” Where: Lolita Bar at 266 Broome St., at the corner of Allen St. [map] When: tomorrow, beginning at 8:00 pm. Cost: free and open to the public. The debate will be held in the basement, and the bar takes cash only.

Carnivalia

Here’s the latest carnivalia for you to read and enjoy; Family Life Blog Carnival, part 2. This blog carnival has SO many submissions that they published it in two parts. WOW! Don’t we all wish we were so lucky? (hint, hint, to all you kind people who are madly writing about spineless creatures so you…

Porttikäytävä, 2

tags: doorway, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland, image of the day Porttikäytävä, 2 Photographed on Suomenlinna on Kalevalapaäivä (Kalevala Day). This is one of my favorite places to visit in Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 28 February 2009 [larger view].

tags: Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivali, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivali, photographed in Minnehaha County, South Dakota. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Terry Sohl, 19 January 2009 [larger view]. Photo taken with Canon 50D, 400 5.6L lens. Please name at least one field mark that…

tags: religion, atheism, humor, occam’s razor, streaming video This streaming video is a brilliant example of the topic that it addresses, discussing religion, the incorrectness of Occam’s Razor and the secret ninjas who destroyed the World Trade Towers using a controlled demolition on 11 September 2001. The argument? The most complicated, difficult explanation is usually…

Scientia is Seeking Submissions

Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux). Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power) — Sir Francis Bacon. Since Tangled Bank has gone the way of the Dodo (Passenger Pigeon, Carolina Parakeet, Ivory-Billed Woodpecker — insert the name of your favorite extinct species here) and will probably never be seen again, despite promises…

tags: Chambers Street, Park Place, World Trade Center, Oculus, Andrew Ginzel, Kristin Jones, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Oculus #24, 1998. Stone mosaic on walls throughout Chambers Street station complex (A & C trains); also, there is a stone and glass floor mosaic at Park Place entrance, which connects to this station…

Carnivalia

Here’s the latest carnivalia for you to enjoy; Book Review blog carnival, 14th edition. If you skim this carnival quickly, you will notice that the vast majority of books that are being reviewed here has always been and continues to be non-fiction works. (Kinda interesting, methinks). Everything Worth Reading, this blog carnival focuses on any…

Suomenlahti

tags: Gulf of Finland, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland, image of the day Photographed on Suomenlinna on Kalevalapaäivä (Kalevala Day). This is one of my favorite places to visit in Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 28 February 2009 [larger view].