Respectful Insolence

Archives for May 17, 2006

This has to be one of the most idiotic laws I’ve ever heard of. It’s so mind-bogglingly unjust that no further comment is really necessary other than that it would have been a minor matter indeed to fix the law so it could achieve its intended purpose (to prevent overcrowding) while not tearing families apart.…

Belated carnival barking

Because I’m lame, I’m posting plugs for these carnivals one to two days late: 1. Grand Rounds, vol. 2, no. 34 2. History Carnival #31 3. RINO Sightings: The 39th Birthday Blues Edition

Ward Churchill’s going down

Dang it all. I’m not a political blogger by nature, but this week I just can’t seem to help myself, and getting this e-mailed to me didn’t help. I suppose that I can console myself by reminding myself that this is about academic misconduct. I may not be in the social sciences, but certain practices…

Seed will not be denied

Once again, our overlords at Seed demand that we answer a question. No, not “What is your favorite color?” or “What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow”? (To which, of course, everyone knows the answer is “African or European?”) This question: “Will the “human” race be around in 100 years?” My answer: Yes,…