Death From Above! Sloppy Bats!

If you've read my Falling Leaves post on Earth Day, you know I have a somewhat grim view of what's coming. Based on nothing more complex than the fact that we have no way to control human population growth, and will probably never have a conscious, deliberate way, we are screwing ourselves out of a future. Control will come from outside, via natural forces, and it will be ugly.On that light-hearted subject, here's an interesting article from the New York Times: The Ecology of Disease. … [Read more...]

God Weighs In on ‘God Particle’ Discovery

“I wish people would stop bringing Me into it.”So complained God, the supernatural superbeing and all-powerful deity of the Bible, in an exclusive interview today with FreethoughtBlogs’ Blue Collar Atheist.We sat in a small café in Schenectady, New York. On the day after Rolf Heuer, director of European physics research center CERN, announced the likely discovery of the Higgs Boson, God appeared in a blinding flash at roughly 9:17 a.m. (all the clocks stopped, as did most of the people in the … [Read more...]

O Texas, My Texas! Where Did You Go Wrong?

This is from a document entitled "2012 REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TEXAS / Report of Platform Committee and Rules Committee."Assuming I'm doing this right, you can download a PDF of the thing here:  2012-Platform-FinalBelieve THIS shit: … [Read more...]

In Which I Brag on My Friend … Again

If you're in the biological sciences and expect at some point to get published, here's someone you should know: Carl Buell.He's done heaps of illustrations for science author Carl Zimmer as well as cover and interior illos for countless other books and magazines. He has pieces in museums all over the world, and has designed blog headers for PZ Myers, Chris Clarke and a number of others. (And I've probably written about him before, but he's just one of those cool people you can't say enough … [Read more...]

If NASA Made Home Movies

Big-screen this and watch. … [Read more...]

The Pure Poetry of Pendulum Periodicity

Watching this video will waste 1.75 minutes of your time. But hey, afterwards you'll have this cool bit of nerdy almost-knowledge in your head. … [Read more...]


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