We’ve harvested a fine collection of links this week:
Circus of the Spineless #25 (there’s a tattoo parlor I want to visit!)
I and the Bird #33
Carnival of Education #86
Skeptics’ Circle #44
Friday Ark #106
Carnival of the Liberals #22
Comment on whatever you will!
State Dept. defames octopi
Funky art on show at the fried octopus ball museum
Octopus opens safe
“Being a Christian is no Excuse for Being Stupid.”
Henry Cummings writes to the Secretary of Education
Dear Secretary Spellings:
Hello. This is the about the tenth time that I have written you and/or the US Department of Education. I’ve been writing you since last October in 2005, and you have not responded. Please do not “delegate” my correspondence to anyone else.
I have been asking the US Dept of Education to send a “Certificate of Completion” to each public school science teacher that successfully completes a 12-hour course called “Moses & Creation: Biblical Reality”. The persons at the Education Dept that responded have only given weak excuses, in an attempt to discourage this effort, and keep the “status quo”.
This course trains science teachers about the true scientific information found in the biblical book of Genesis concerning the history of life on Earth, and does not teach them about “Biblical Creation”. The first two chapters of Genesis are telling mankind about the rise and demise of various life forms on Earth since Creation Week, which was 4.6 billion years ago according to the geologist. It’s their call to make.
The exclusive teaching of evolution indoctrinates students into the belief system of Atheism, which denies the existence of a Supreme Being. By only teaching evolution, science teachers are actually teaching the tenets of Atheism, which is what the atheists want. The only way to balance that is to have the same person also teach the correct synopsis of early Genesis.
Is anyone else finding irony in the torture bill that passed the House being H.R. 6166? It has something for the people who think that the number of the beast is 666 *and* those who think that it’s 616. It would be funny if it was in fact something that there was something to be amused about in this situation.
Can I nominate the entire Democratic Party for the next Carnival of the Spineless because of its halfhearted opposition to the torture parade (“Okay, torture everyone you want, but not American citizens”)?
Interesting take on “superstition is evolved behavior” premise, I thought.
Nanobiomotors — start blogging on it.
I’m reading a book that an evangelical friend concerned about my salvation has lent me. It’s called Bible Doctrine, and it’s unbearably illogical.
Testing the link limit…
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If you’ve ever wondered what squid ink is made of, here’s your answer:
Generally, cephalopod ink…
The sequel is going to go a bit dark: this is a deep ocean sponge. It’s…
Time to forage.
You Californians have no excuse. Go to the coast and stop by the Monterey Bay Aquarium…