Thursday, October 25, 2007
It turns out that there is more to this story. [Read the rest of my post at John Angus Campbell and the North Mason School board Part II]
Monday, October 22, 2007
We took a trip down to Houston this weekend to visit the Lucy exhibition. There had been controversy over the tour, given the irreplaceable nature of the skeleton and its frailty, I figured that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Regardless of whether I thought it a good idea for her to travel or not, she’s in the neighbourhood. So we took a trip down to see her. Lucy is the name given to the most famous Australopithecus afarensis skeleton in existence, which was discovered in Ethiopia in 1974.
I found the display fascinating. Abbie wasn’t thrilled with the long religious history of Ethiopia that preceded the palae- stuff, but I quite enjoyed it (after all, I’m fascinated with history, and there were some pretty cool artefects in there). But it paled in comparison to the main display.
[Read the rest of my post at Visiting Lucy in Houston]
Friday, October 19, 2007
- Human impacts on pre-Columbian tropical forests
- Creationists, earmarks and David Vitter
- New Michael Pollan book
- Fruit species blog
- The Nobel Peace Prize and the Caribbean
- Gore and IPCC win Nobel
- “Extraordinary witness”
- IDist drivel
- Indian fruit genebank threatened
- Political realities explained
- Who are these books aimed at? Siegel on “militant atheists”
Sunday, October 07, 2007
- The reds and the greys
- “Values voters” paint Republicans into a corner
- “Caught in their criminality”
- Religion and the “Religious Right”
- More on DonorsChoose
- New look
- Keith Olbermann - he must not be named?
- Angels and Intelligent Design
- Intelligent design and archaeology
- DonorsChoose.org Blogger Challenge
- Fighting to save Greene Prairie
- Songs of Insects
- Breaking a child’s wrist over spilled cake?
- Next big battle?
- Religion Clause
Thursday, October 04, 2007
[Read the rest of my post at Intelligent design and archaeology]