Stranger Fruit

Archives for August, 2006

No surprises here

Apparently, I’m a liberal. Whoda thunk it? Liberals represent 17 percent of the American public, and 19 percent of registered voters. Basic DescriptionThis group has nearly doubled in proportion since 1999, Liberals now comprise the largest share of Democrats and is the single largest of the nine Typology groups. They are the most opposed to…

This makes me happy

Long-time readers may remember that over the summer my SciBlings and I raised funds for K-12 science projects using DonorsChoose.org. With the start of the school year, we’re hearing back from the teachers. Below are two notes I recently received: Dear Dr. Lynch, I cannot thank you enough for funding this project for my students!…

More on Coyne

Contrary to the claims of certain IDologists, the new director of the Vatican Observatory, Fr. Jose Funes, has stated that the rumors that Fr. Coyne was replaced because of his stance on Intelligent Design were “absolutely false” and that Coyne requested in May to be replaced (source). Kind of makes the following from Denyse O’ Leary…

In May I reported on marmots allegedly killing cats in Washington. Now it seems the raccoons are in on the action and “a gang of raccoons that shows no fear has killed at least 10 cats and attacked several more.” But, they look so cute …

What you can do – Ohio edition

The maintenance of intellectually sound K-12 science standards involves the work of people at many levels – scientists, educators, school board members, and the general public. I have been privileged to work with numerous great people over the years here in Arizona on just this issue, one such individual being Steve Rissing who is now at…

One year on and nothing has improved

I first posted this picture on September 8th 2005 in the wake of the ineptitude shown by the administration with their handling of Hurricane Katrina. As we approach the anniversary of the hurricane’s second landfall on August 29th 2005 at Louisiana, we’ve little to convince us that the boy king hasn’t been “one of the worst disasters to…

Canon Rock

Some of you may have read this New York Times article about a 23 year old Korean by the name of Jeong-Hyun Lim who plays a mean version of Pachabel’s Canon in D. I’m not a huge fan of electric guitar, but this is certainly impressive.

Science versus Religion

To a child dancing in the wind

  To A Child Dancing In The Wind Dance there upon the shore; What need have you to care For wind or water’s roar? And tumble out your hair That the salt drops have wet; Being young you have not known The fool’s triumph, nor yet Love lost as soon as won, Nor the best labourer…

Knee deep in PIG crap

Jonathan Wells is at it again. Erstwhile “developmental biologist,” he has taken time off  “working on a book criticizing the over-emphasis on genes in biology and medicine” to present a Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design, one that is approved of by Ann Coulter, who sees Wells as “an expert of Darwinism and intelligent…