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Archives for March 16, 2006

The History Carnival

The latest History Carnival has been posted at History:Other. Enjoy.

Deconstructing Dembski mathematically

MarkCC is really making a name for himself pretty fast with Good Math, Bad Math, a blog dedicated to “shredding bad math and squashing the crackpots who espouse it.” (And to think that a post of mine had a small role in getting him going and promoting him in the blogosphere; it almost makes me…

New project: The Ethics of Vaccines

Since I’ve found myself drawn into blogging about vaccines and the antivaccination movement so much, I was interested to learn of a new project dedicated to discussing the ethical issues involved with vaccination being launched at the University of Pennsylvania: The Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine announced the beginning…

Microsoft has a sense of humor after all

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a link to a rather humorous video that asked what would happen if Microsoft had designed iPod packaging. (The old link seems to be dead, but the video can be found here.) It turns out that the Microsoft was responsible: Microsoft spokesman Tom Pilla on Tuesday confirmed with…

The 30th Meeting of the Skeptics Circle

It’s that time again! The 30th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle has been posted over at Paige’s Page, and it’s a big one, chock full of skeptical bloggy goodness, delivered in a straight-up style: Welcome to the 30th Skeptic’s Circle, the first one with a theme song! Come and listen to my story about a…