Stranger Fruit

The time has come …

(I was originally going to hold off posting this until May 31st, but there seems little point) I’ve been blogging here at Scienceblogs since January 2006, nearly three and a half years. During that time I have made many good friends – both fellow bloggers and readers – and have enjoyed the support of Seed…

Some bad news before I go …

From a report released by BIO: The Biotechnology Industry Organization: On average, only 28% of the high school students taking the ACT , which is a national standardized test for college admission , reached a score indicating college readiness for biology and no state reached even 50%. Only 52% of 12th graders are at or…

Good news before I go …

NCSE has announced that two remaining anti-evolution bills have died in committee: Alabama & Missouri. To recap the year: Mississippi – dead in committee Oklahoma – dead in committee Iowa – dead in committee New Mexico – dead in committee Florida – dead in committee Alabama – dead in committee Missouri – dead in committee…

Things to do, places to see …

Finished grading today, so the Spring semester is finally over. I’m out of here for a few weeks. See you sometime in June.

Simplify

So I’m trying to simplify things in real life as I think I am suffering from information overload (among other things). First task was to clean up my Facebook friends. From here on, it’s family, colleagues and (usually graduate) students. Folks I know only in virtual space are likely to have gotten bumped. Sorry if…

2000th Post

Turns out that yesterday I posted my 2000th post here at Scienceblogs without even noticing it. Heh!

Back in December 2006 I referred to Francis Beckwith as an ID supporter. This resulted in he informing me that he “has never been much of fan [of] design arguments, ever [and that his] interest in the debate focuses on the jurisprudential questions involving the First Amendment and what could be permissibly taught in public…

On flying elephants

PZ has the tale of Larry, Moe, Curly, and Eagletosh. Worth a read.

I spent this morning at a workshop for K-12 biology teachers. The workshop was organized by the School of Life Sciences here at ASU and gave some 20 students to interact with faculty regarding teaching evolution. My presentation was titled “Teaching Evolution One Icon At A Time” and aimed to educate the teachers regarding the…

Friday Felid #19

Margay, Leopardus wiedii Schinz 1821 (source)