Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for May, 2009

Yellow Flowers in Manhattan

tags: NYC, Upper West Side, Manhattan, flowers, nature, image of the day Yellow flowers. Photographed on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on West 83rd street, across from the post office. Image: GrrlScientist, 27 May 2009 [larger view].

Birdbooker Report 68

tags: Birdbooker Report, bird books, animal books, natural history books, ecology books “How does one distinguish a truly civilized nation from an aggregation of barbarians? That is easy. A civilized country produces much good bird literature.” –Edgar Kincaid The Birdbooker Report is a special weekly report of a wide variety of science, nature and behavior…

Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux). Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power) – Sir Francis Bacon. The Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) blog carnival celebrates the best science, nature and medical writing targeted to the public (instead of to other scientists) that has been published in the blogosphere within…

tags: Tennessee Warbler, Vermivora peregrina, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Tennessee Warbler, Vermivora peregrina, photographed at Lake Thompson in Kingsbury County, South Dakota. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Terry Sohl, 2 May 2009 [larger view] Photo taken with a Canon 50D, 400 5.6L. Please name at least one…

tags: religion, atheism, godlessness, Keep Porno Out of Day Care Centers!, humor, funny, satire, edward current, streaming video This video reveals Hollywood’s latest assault on our culture; stripping preschoolers of their innocence and filling them with unchaste ideas. [4:15]

tags: Belmont Stakes, horse racing, Rachel Alexandra, streaming video Rachel Alexandra (Medaglia d’Oro), running away with the 2009 Kentucky Oaks under the guidance of Jockey Calvin Borel. Image: David J. Phillip [larger view]. To the disappointment of her many fans, the amazing filly, Rachel Alexandra, will not be running in the upcoming mile-and-one-half Belmont Stakes,…

New York City Alyssum

tags: NYC, Upper West Side, Manhattan, flowers, nature, image of the day White Sweet Alyssum, Lobularia (Alyssum) maritima. Photographed on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on West 83rd street, across from the post office. Image: GrrlScientist, 27 May 2009 [larger view]. When I was a kid in Washington State, I saw Alyssum everywhere, so I never…

Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux). Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power) – Sir Francis Bacon. The Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) blog carnival celebrates the best science, nature and medical writing targeted to the public (instead of to other scientists) that has been published in the blogosphere within…

tags: Tri-Colored Heron, Egretta tricolor, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery birds] Tri-Colored Heron, Egretta tricolor, photographed at Quintana, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 1 March 2009 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with tsn-pz camera eyepiece 1/250s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400. Please name at least…

God Only Seems Nonexistent

tags: religion, atheism, godlessness, god is nonexistent, humor, funny, satire, edward current, streaming video This video talks about how Our Lord goes to extraordinary lengths to create the illusion that he does nothing. Why? Because he can do anything! [4:20]