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Archeological evidence most unexpected

Pretty much everyone knows about the existence of the fabulous cave paintings dating back 30,000 years in places such as Lascaux and Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc in France. In these caves, our forebearers used the walls as their canvases to paint amazingly vibrant and detailed paintings of animals and various other things. The paintings are beautiful, some of…

A Spinal Tap moment…

I don’t know why, but yesterday I was thinking about Spinal Tap. It’s a hilarious movie that I haven’t seen in a while, and I’ve wanted to own the DVD for a while now. Somehow, this thought reminded me of something. Something about the blog. Something that, in my absence and now my return from…

An odd place for a telephone booth

While I am on vacation, I’m reprinting a number of “Classic Insolence” posts to keep the blog active while I’m gone. (It also has the salutory effect of allowing me to move some of my favorite posts from the old blog over to the new blog, and I’m guessing that quite a few of my…

Your Sunday dose of photography

Angel Falls produces the tallest free fall of water in the world, at over 3,000 feet, with an uninterrupted drop of over 2,600 feet. If you read the conventional history of the falls, you’d know that the one credited officially with discovering the falls is James Angel, who found the falls while looking for an…

37 years ago today: The Moon

Thirty seven years ago today, on July 20, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong became the first man ever to walk on the Moon. (You can quibble and say it was July 21 by Universal Time (a.k.a. Greenwich Mean Time), but I’m an American, and to me as a child it happened on July 20. In any…

I’ve heard of physicians using themselves as guinea pigs for their own research before, but this is ridiculous. Yesterday, my copy of General Surgery News arrived at my office. As I was whiffling through it to see if there were any articles worth reading, I came across a tale of a Japanese doctor who was…

EneMan defends himself

Doing the random Technorati search, I happened to come across a disturbing statement. Indeed, our intrepid colon cleanser was not pleased when I forwarded this to him: Eneman, real last name, Fleet, is an illegal immigrant worker. We know that there are dirty jobs to be done in the world, and the proper ones to…

More disturbing Google searches

Uh-oh. Periodically, via Sitemeter, I like to check out what sorts of searches are leading people to my humble blog. Recently I noticed one coming here from Italy via a Google search for “giant enema.” Number two on the search list was this post. I’m guessing my Seed overlords are probably relieved that the post…

Yes, I know I’ve been remiss lately, since moving to ScienceBlogs, about getting these out on the first of each month. And I’ve been hearing about it too. Given this years’ theme of EneMan Travels Through Time, you might wonder where our caped colon crusader would turn up next. Well, wait no more! For the…

Don’t mess with EneMan

As you may remember, our intrepid blog mascot has been traveling though history since January, going from Mount Everest, to Canada, to inventing paper currency. He even found time to wish fellow SB’er PZ a happy birthday. Fans probably wonder where he’d end up next. I realize that this is a few days late, but…

Orac has a change of heart

You know, after all these years as a scientist, physician, and skeptic, I’ve been wondering. Perhaps it’s time to undergo a reassessment of my and philosophy. I’ve always been a bit of a curmudgeon, and it hasn’t really gotten me anywhere. My words appear to have no impact on the credulous. For example, perhaps I’ve…

Regular readers of this blog since before the move to ScienceBlogs a month ago have probably wondered when everybody’s favorite blog mascot would return. It’s likely that Christopher Mims and the rest of the ScienceBlog editors probably hoped that he wouldn’t, so as not to associate the Seed Magazine name with such strangeness. Perhaps even…