Archives for February, 2009

Michigan

I’m up in Michigan, so blogging will be light. I just did an event discussing NOVA’s Judgment Day at a Unitarian Church. It was a good evening, and I got to meet Wesley Elsberry and several other lovely MSU folks. Tomorrow (or today, by the time you’re probably reading this), I speak to the Geology…

And if you’re a Californian, so do you. Dave Neiwert catches this bit of wingnuttery: Beck: OK, there’s something driving me to the edge of insanity, makes blood shoot right out my eyes, and that is California. California today, they voted against offshore drilling. Not on their land, or their shore, no. They also voted…

Strange things show up there

ScienceBlog reports: Ouch! Transplant surgeons remove healthy kidney through donor’s vagina: In what is believed to be a first-ever procedure, surgeons at Johns Hopkins have successfully removed a healthy donor kidney through a small incision in the back of the donor?s vagina. This reminds me of a case report I recall from the late ’90s:…

Epigraph

Via Brad Delong, an epigraph I may have to use in my dissertation: The time has come, [my] doctrines have been verified, the sufferings [of the people] have taken place; and, therefore, here is the book. The scoffings, the scornings, the abuse, the reviling, the horrible calumnies and the base persecutions which this book and…