Archives for June, 2012

The hackery of Justice Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia is known for forcefully advocating his view that Constitutional questions before the Supreme Court should be decided on the basis of the original intent of the Constitution’s authors, or by considering the way society in 1789 would have viewed the language at issue. Scalia is also known for honoring this originalism as…

Genesis 2

At the time of YHWH, God’s making of earth and heaven, no bush of the field was yet on earth,no plant of the field had yet sprung up,for YHWH, God, had not made it rain upon the earth,and there was no human/adam to till the soil/adama–but a surge would well up from the ground and water…

Microbiology in 2012

Last Sunday I was on a panel at the American Society for Microbiology meetings.  I’ll post a slidecast of the talk in a few days, and get into the topic of the panel in more detail then.   Since I was presenting, I got a free pass to the rest of the conference, which was…

Miles of smiles

In case you’ve been wondering, “Where’ve you been for the last month, Josh?,” the photo above gives a pretty good hint. Miles Nikola was born on May 4th, a healthy and beautiful 8 pounds 12 ounces. For the last month, he and his mama and I have been at home getting used to each other.…