Archives for March, 2011

As someone who rides BART to work when I don’t bike, this is a disturbing finding: On BART Trains, the Seats Are Taken (by Bacteria): The Bay Citizen commissioned Darleen Franklin, a supervisor at San Francisco State University’s biology lab, to analyze the bacterial content of a random BART seat. The results may make you…

Attention conservation notice: ~5600 words about a ~10,000 word article and two others totaling ~7500 words, all examining the Templeton Foundation. If you aren’t interested in the ins and outs of the to and fro over the Templeton Foundation’s influence, and the question of whether the longer piece – funded by Templeton critics – actually lands any…

Want

This is the awesomest thing EVAR!

I’ve dropped out of the Kansas blogging scene in the years since I moved out to California, but I still have fond memories of the other bloggers in the area. Perhaps the most prolific, and undoubtedly the most influential, of the Kansas City bloggers was Tony Botello, of Tony’s KC. He’s a provocateur, sometimes spinning…

Islamophobia and its malcontents

If unhinged wingnuts can be believed, your own TfK is responsible for Rep. Peter King dropping plans to invite Ayaan Hirsi Ali to speak at his anti-Muslim hearings. Also, a bunch of clergy have asked him not to pursue his race-baiting hearings, as did a Congressman once interned by the US government because of his…

One of these things…

Shorter Casey Luskin, Disco. ‘Tute Complaints Department: Want a Good Grade in Allison Campbell’s College Biology Course? Don’t Endorse Intelligent Design: A college professor in New Zealand grades students down for using debunked creationist claims in college essays. Therefore, Tennessee needs a law allowing high school science teachers to teach debunked creationist claims.