Stranger Fruit

Archives for July, 2006

Touched by their noodly bile

Believe it or not, the Flying Spaghetti Monster gets hate-mail … or rather Bobby Henderson does. Check it out here …. it shows a remarkable lack of Christian compassion (and for that matter, spelling and grammar). Possible “highlight”: As a Christian, I follow Jesus for his teachings of love and tolerance; it is people like…

Coyne on Coulter

Jerry Coyne has a piece in TNR Online on Coulter. Unfortunately, it’s subscription only, but (see below) here is a highlight: The real reason Coulter goes after evolution is not because it’s wrong, but because she doesn’t like it–it doesn’t accord with how she thinks the world should be. That’s because she feels, along with…

“It really is ID in disguise”

As Ed reports here, the mask has fallen away from ID. Joel Borofsky – Dembski’s “research” assistant – has admitted that the push for “balance” in Kansas is nothing more than an attempt to inject ID into schools: It really is ID in disguise. The entire purpose behind all of this is to shift it…

Who am I?

A quick puzzle … I was born on this day in 1860 and have a 10502 foot peak named after me in Alberta. I helped my better-known husband (whom I married at the age of 54) with his fieldwork in Canada, but am also known as an illustrator. And a quick visual clue:

Nerd!

Grrlscientist asked. I answer: I too had taken this before. I seem to remember having got a slightly lower score. Must be the extra memory in my new laptop

Reality was a friend of mine

A recent Harris Poll found that 50% of Americans polled now say Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when it was invaded (up from 36% in 2005) and 64% say Saddam had “strong links” with al Qaeda. In other news, huge numbers of Americans have no “strong links” with reality. And the administration likes it…

A possible solution?

Seen in today’s Arizona Republic: Use frozen embryos to end crisis Prime Minister Fuad Saniora of Lebanon, among others, has called for an immediate cease-fire to stem the rising tide of civilian casualties in his country. The Bush administration, through Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, says that an unconditional cease-fire would be nothing but a…

The blood-dimmed tide

Sixty civilians huddling in a basement get murdered (there is, frankly, no other word for it) when Israeli shells hit the building in Qana. Condi Rice gets rebuffed by the Lebanese and heads home with her tail between her legs. Kofi Annan calls the UN Security Council to call for an immediate cease-fire (I predict…

I was going to post earlier on a New York Times article that discusses the harrassment that a Jewish family has recieved for asking that prayers at school events be made more generic and less Christian, but PZ beat me to it. I will highlight this part however: A homemaker active in her children’s schools,…

8th Grade Science and Me

A few months ago I passed eighth grade math. Now I’ve gone and passed eight grade science. I feel so accomplished You Passed 8th Grade Science Congratulations, you got 8/8 correct! Could You Pass 8th Grade Science? Oh, and question 6 shoud read neutron not neuron.