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Archives for December, 2007

We Need A Presidential Debate On Science!

Sheril Kirshenbaum and Chris Mooney, over at the Intersection, have organized a call for a presidential debate on science and technology issues. Given the many urgent scientific and technological challenges facing America and the rest of the world, the increasing need for accurate scientific information in political decision making, and the vital role scientific innovation…

Don’t Even Think of Parking There!

Earlier this month, my siblings and I were out on a daylong excursion with my mother. It was lunchtime, and we decided to go to local restaurant for our meal. We pulled into the plaza parking lot and my brother headed for the handicapped parking spot near the restaurant entrance, as my mother has a…

Are You Getting Your Daily Coyote?

Fellow Scienceblogger Steve Higgins over at Omnibrain introduced me to the Daily Coyote. I have fallen in love. And I bet you will, too.

Scientific Nail Polish

I have no time for a real entry, but if you haven’t yet had your daily quota of sexist nonsense, check out these two links. Melissa McEwan parses the gender segregation at the Discovery Channel Store. (Thanks to Bora for tipping me off to that post.) In case you were wondering where to get your…

Ask a Scienceblogger asks: ” What’s the deal with “virgin birth” (parthenogenesis)?” Many people, when they hear “virgin birth”, think of the Virgin Mary. But all good Catholics know that Mary, Queen of Heaven, is not a true example of parthenogenesis. Really – do you imagine that the Catholic church would let a mere female…

Apologia for Unpublished Comments

I finally had a chance to check in and I discovered three comments languishing in the junk folder, waiting for me to promote them to publication. A few were weeks old. I’m really sorry about that. I’m involved in a 24/7 caretaking situation and just don’t have much spare time. I’ll try to pay attention…