Daily Archives: October 5, 2011

“Science Denialism” a special presentation by Prof. Donald R. Prothero

I’ll be interviewing Don on the radio in the AM, then, later that day:

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, 1:30 p.m.

Party Room of Larpenteur Estates
1276 Larpenteur Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN 55113

(Park in the back of the apartment complex and go to the gap between buildings near the east end. Signs will point to the Party Room.)

Minnesota Atheists is pleased to host Prof. Donald R. Prothero, who will give a presentation on “Science Denialism: The Holocaust, Evolution, Climate Change, etc.”

Prof. Prothero is the author of the popular book “Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why it Matters.” He is a professor of geology at Occidental College and a lecturer in geobiology at the California Institute of Technology. His website is faculty.oxy.edu/prothero.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 612-588-7031.

“Science Denialism” a special presentation by Prof. Donald R. Prothero

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, 1:30 p.m.

Party Room of Larpenteur Estates
1276 Larpenteur Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN 55113

(Park in the back of the apartment complex and go to the gap between buildings near the east end. Signs will point to the Party Room.)

Minnesota Atheists is pleased to host Prof. Donald R. Prothero, who will give a presentation on “Science Denialism: The Holocaust, Evolution, Climate Change, etc.”

Prof. Prothero is the author of the popular book “Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why it Matters.” He is a professor of geology at Occidental College and a lecturer in geobiology at the California Institute of Technology. His website is faculty.oxy.edu/prothero.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 612-588-7031.

Here be Monsters

Did you know that the British scientific journal Nature publishes a section, called Futures, edited by Henry Gee, which presents a short science fiction story every issue?

Well, if you go to this week’s Futures in Nature, which is available on line (and not behinda firewall) you will see something special. I’m not going tell you what it is, I’m just going to tell you to go and look, read it, and enjoy.

GO!

Why are you still here? Click here.

Japan Nuclear Disaster Update # 37: Glow in the dark fish, and the meaning of “Power”

As a result of our last posting on Fukushima, we had a discussion initiated by commenter Daedelus2u about radioactive istopes of Cesium becoming concentrated in fish. I thought I’d take this opportunity to expand on that discussion a little. This relates to the possibility that radioactive elements spilled or spewed from a nuclear reactor site (as per normal or following a meltdown and China Syndrome, as in the case of Fukushima) can become part of our diet especially in fish, and how much concentration of radioactive isotopes we might expect.

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Maddow on NRA, Obama and Fox

OMG, this is so funny:

On Friday’s edition of her MSNBC program Rachel Maddow highlighted a variety of right-wing extremist activities on gun related issues, including National Rifle Association (NRA) executive vice-president Wayne LaPierre’s increasingly infamous suggestion that because President Obama hasn’t pursued gun control he must be secretly plotting to “erase the Second Amendment.”

It gets better:

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