Neurotopia

Archives for November, 2007

It’s 5 o’clock….

FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!

Abel over at Terra Sigillata got is writ in a tinger over bad grammar and was concerned that Alzheimer’s Disease had been tied to risky sexual behavior. His conclusion was that he got a poorly worded email notice about two separate problems that were linked inappropriately by a semicolon. So everything’s fine, all clear, right?…

Here we see the consequences of social promotion; no, not the practice of advancing students who haven’t demonstrated competency in their subject matter, but of inappropriately advancing a concept that hasn’t attained scientific credibility. When said concept, in this case Intelligent Design, is shown to be scientifically vacuous, we send it back to the drawing…

Viva la Evolucion!!!

My simian brethren are taking over: “Wildlife officials are trying to find them. As police we’re not experts in dealing with monkeys. We can deal with mad bulls but monkeys are more difficult,” he said. Along with an estimated 35,000 sacred cows and buffaloes that roam free in the capital, marauding monkeys have been longstanding…

Happy Birthday to me…

Great, I’m 33 now. More gray in my beard. Whohoo! I have good news, at least. I’m getting the hell outta Dodge (aka Maryland) and heading west this weekend. Hopefully, I’ll have good news on a new job in the next two weeks or so. One that will allow me to blog without feeling like…

Those crazy folks over at the Alliance for Science are putting up the notice for their 2nd Annual Evolution Essay contest!!! The first contest, while thrown together at the very last minute, turned out to be a success. Five high school students received cash prizes and a slew of autographed science books, plus a year’s…