The Intersection

Archives for September, 2008

DebateWatch Day 2

Palin vs Kirshenbaum Apparently readers, sciblings, many bloggers, and C-SPAN agree it might be fun. Okay folks, well I’m game if Sarah is…

Video From The NC Zoo

Over at Bora’s place you’ll find lots and lots of videos from our day at the North Carolina Zoo. The overlords at Seed outfitted us with these cool little Flip camcorders which were a lot of fun to play with. Here I interview Bora [note my excellent skills as camerawoman]: Lots more poorly edited clips…

Bailout Fails

I just received this warning by email: ‘The house voted against the bailout. Hello Great Depression part II.’ What do readers think?

I Want To Debate Sarah Palin

Really. Everyone’s worried that no matter what Biden says on Thursday, Republicans will cry ‘sexism‘. Well I’m a woman too. So why not? No I’m not on any ticket, but consider: I’ve got more experience in Washington than the governor and arguably better ideas on energy, foreign policy, the economy, and homeland security. Please oh…

Our Energy Future

On September 25th, Nature magazine published ‘Choosing A Future,’ telling us more about where each presidential candidate stands on science related topics. And despite the humorous and uncanny similarities of the front and back covers, this is a very serious issue because it outlines some differences in their strategies. Not surprisingly, of particular interest to…

61 Nobel Laureates

Yesterday 61 Nobel Laureates* released a letter endorsing Barack Obama for President: An Open Letter to the American People This year’s presidential election is among the most significant in our nation’s history. The country urgently needs a visionary leader who can ensure the future of our traditional strengths in science and technology and who can…

Something Smells Fishy

I mean it’s cool the Arizona Senator seems to care about the well being of fish all of a sudden, but uh seriously, what’s with McCain and oil? I mean ‘Drill Baby Drill‘ isn’t exactly a convincing campaign slogan. [Thanks to Mark Powell for the video]

Notice Anything?

Nature Magazine (September 25, 2008)

It should be no surprise to readers that birds are among my very favorite critters. Aside from occasional blogger Sparticus Maximus The Great, I also reside with a pair of recessive pied budgies named Nemo and Che (who are real proud to be descendants of dinos). So naturally, I said I’d be delighted to review…

McCain Suspends His Campaign

So uh, anyone else besides Letterman and I wondering why Sarah Palin can’t take over? Because that’s sort of, you know, the whole VP role… Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) — John McCain made a surprise announcement that he was suspending his presidential campaign and called on Democratic rival Barack Obama to postpone their first debate until…