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Archives for December, 2007

Happy New Year. Sort Of.

‘I’m going to celebrate the new year when it’s most convenient to me and, give or take 365 later, do it again.‘ – M.C. 2006 Many of us will spend the fleeting moments of 2007 toasting something that arguably rivals an odometer ticking over to a round number. Completely arbitrary. For even if space and…

Off to California

Well folks, I’m headed to California for a couple weeks… Posting from me will be light, but you can bet Chris will have lots to share about Science Debate 2008 in the meantime. Happy New Year!

Chris already listed several amazing new signatories who joined ScienceDebate2008 and now we can finally announce the most exciting news yet! NEW YORK – A Republican and a Democratic member of the United States Congress, who are each also scientists, are leading an effort to push for a presidential debate on science and technology policy.…

I can’t believe the names that have rolled in over the holidays, including a very large number of university presidents: Warren Baker, President, California Polytechnic State University Eugene Butcher, Professor of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine; Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis, 2004 Jared Cohon, President, Carnegie Mellon University Dianne Harrison, President, California State University, Monterey…

Fun With π

= 3.1415926… Over at Correlations, I’m having fun with π: Just think: patterns exist that establish themselves out of disorder. So could it be that a higher order of some kind constructed a universe ascribing to specified geometrical axioms that result in early trajectories forward? And what if these single points of origin determine not…

Happy Holidays To Our Readers!

from The Intersection Sheril, Chris, and Sparticus Maximus The Great

It’s not like a lot of people are reading blogs right now…but still, I thought I’d get this up before I take the night train to Flagstaff, AZ, where I’m spending Christmas with my mom and sister. First of all, since last I posted ScienceDebate2008 has (once again) added some extremely impressive names. In ABC…

2007: The Year in ScienceBlogging

As some of you will no doubt already have noticed, the main ScienceBlogs page now has up a cool feature that runs you through the top scienceblogging subjects of 2007. Sheril and I are proud to note that the Intersection has been at the epicenter of three of the biggest blogologues from this year: framing…

Last month, everyone was up in arms as Japan launched its fleet off Antarctica in the first major hunt of humpbacks since the 1960s. The move wasn’t great for public relations, and would you know it… turns out all the hullabaloo has made a difference: ‘Giving in to U.S. pressure and worldwide criticism, Japan’s government…

Because we hope to forge a truly broad and bipartisan coalition to push for a presidential debate on science, you can imagine how heartened we were to add the following name: Calvin DeWitt President, Academy of Evangelical Scientists and Ethicists; Chair, Advisory Council, Evangelical Campaign to Combat Global Warming and Climate Change; Professor, Nelson Institute…