“We’ll be in the Hudson.” Holy crap. I’ve been in the Hudson. But not like that.
..Dr. Michael Behe is a biochemist at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He’s also a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, a well known creationist think tank whose purpose is to disguise religious doctrine as science in order to avoid the Constitutional ban on promoting religion in public schools. It was Behe that we were heading down to see….
From Lou’s “Brief History of Moonbats”
Kim Hannula is a 40-ish geology professor at a public liberal arts college in the Rockies. Her New Year’s resolution is to reduce stress by changing her rheology, or maybe by walking to work and looking at the pretty mountains.
Go visit and say hey. If you can get the comments on Kim’s blog to work (there may be a glitch).
…Here’s the main point of our disagreement. Alden is a strong Christian who thinks that modernism has had a disastrous effect on our culture and our individual abilities to determine the answers to important questions. As an atheist, I am unable to see where religious belief and faith yield any sort of objective understanding of the nature of life and origins. …
Emacs is exactly like a religion. A western religion, at least, operates by testing the faith of its participants. The god coldly allows babies to die of unexplained illnesses, violence to affect the innocent, wars to break out, natural disasters to ruin everything. That we mortals have faith that this is a loving and intelligent, all knowing god causes us to question reality itself, our selves, our church or temple, and our religious leaders. But this questioning followed by resolve, strengthens character. Or, ruins character. It could really go either way, which is why so many object to religious pursuits.
But in Emacs we find a solution.
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… hiding in a Ring of Saturn.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has found within Saturn’s G ring an embedded moonlet that appears as a faint, moving pinprick of light. Scientists believe it is a main source of the G ring and its single ring arc.
Cassini imaging scientists analyzing images acquired over the course of about 600 days found the tiny moonlet, half a kilometer (about a third of a mile) across, embedded within a partial ring, or ring arc, previously found by Cassini in Saturn’s tenuous G ring.
The finding is being announced today in an International Astronomical Union circular.
You can see the moon as a bright dot in three different locations in the arc of a planetary ring in this photo:
Seriously! The Franken team is now entering the ‘defense’ phase of the absurd Election Challenge launched by Norman Coleman, who lost the election for Senate to Al Franken but who refuses to give up his seat.
If everybody who reads this blog sends five dollars to Al, they’ll have enough to … well, to make some photocopies or something. But every little bit helps!!!!!!!
Rumors are, as you know, that the Coleman Campaign is out fund raising. We’ve got to help Al.
The Vatican is sponsoring a five day conference to mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species.
The subject is the compatibility of evolution and creation.
Circus of the Spineless Issue 36 is up at Invertebrate Diaries