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Archives for April, 2008

Monday Mustelid #14

Eurasian badger Meles meles L.Click for big version – they’re cute. Way cute

With much time being now spent by ID supporters on the Darwin/Eugenics meme (as opposed to any actual research), it is worth while revisiting this essay by Dennis Durst which discusses the engagement evangelicals had with eugenics between 1900 and 1940. Durst notes: [O]n the whole the evangelical mainstream in the decades following the turn…

Saturday Night / Sunday Morning

Electronic – "Get The Message" – 1991

Ben Stein and the Shoah

From Evolved and Rational: You only start to feel insulted when Ben Stein decides that the Holocaust is his “personal” reason for “investigating” evolution, and trust me, you feel really insulted. No, Ben Stein, your movie is not a personal crusade on behalf of your lost ancestors. No, Ben Stein, periodically putting your head in…

Ben Stein gets what he deserves

Below the fold because it’s a 250k image. But it’s worth it.

I ran across this story covering Jeremy Hall’s case (PZ comments) and just want to quote the following: [Hall’s atheism] eventually came out in Iraq in 2007, when he was in a firefight. Hall was a gunner on a Humvee, which took several bullets in its protective shield. Afterward, his commander asked whether he believed…

It’s Caturday!

Via Skepchick

LGBT people in science

Onias raises an interesting question (to which I have no answer) in another thread, namely: I was wondering if any of you folks at science blogs can discuss the issue of LGBT people in science. Apart from Jim Pollack, Alan Turing and a few others, we seem to be underrepresented. Is it due to something…

Friday Night / Saturday Morning

New Order – “True Faith” (1987)

Slow day: Another book list

Via BikeMonkey I see that DrugMonkey had a "106 Books of Pretension" meme going last October. Namely, "the top 106 books most often marked as “unread” by LibraryThing’s users." So here we go – what I’ve read is in italics, what I never finished is struck through: