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Archives for August, 2006

In response to the “Hooray for Global Warming” article as queried by this week’s Ask a ScienceBlogger, I offer this public message from a representative of the glacier community:

Oh, how to load a question, eh? And a dangerous one, at that. I mostly think of this topic, of progress and science and technology, as one of faith. Saying that doesn’t explain much about what I’m talking about, but I don’t intend here to be unnecessarily obscure. Rather, here’s a poem instead of a…

Today, the SCQ in preparation for its second year run, has a sort of a housekeeping post, which talks about haiku projects, its print edition woes, but more importantly an interesting sidebar which has all the makings of a conspiracy involving Bobby Henderson and the FSM phenomenon. It reads:

Remarks by Stephen Lewis, UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, to the Closing Session of the XVI International AIDS Conference, Toronto, Canada

What Ezra says…

In AIDS Crisis, Listen to UN’s Lewis: CBS News.com / American Prospect, by Ezra Klein

Geez, it looks like our traffic stats are really taking a beating lately, so I am compelled to assume that this has something to do with the whole Pluto thing.

It’s been a year since Katrina hit New Orleans, and although sometimes it seems like we’ve learnt a lot, other times it seems like we’ve learnt almost nothing at all.

Spirit has done well in past years, jabbing and ducking, bobbing and weaving, while Matter has met every lunge, every uppercut, everything. It’s a stalemate, for any reasonable viewer, but the odds-makers are still booking it and the networks are still promoting it. The whole fight is ill-conceived, I fear, born of some prior age…

It’s all that. Ars Medica, or The Ars, as British hipsters call it, is a fascinating “literary journal that explores the interface between the arts and healing, and examines what makes medicine an art.” It’s run out of Toronto, begun by a group of doctors (one of them my cousin), and really tip-top. So far…

Hannah turning 5

Last night, before she went to sleep, Hannah (my eldest) said to me, “Daddy, in two more sleeps, I’m going to be 5 years old.” Man, do they ever grow up fast. Takes me back to the beginning…