Compare These Maps

11.17.2015  |  No Comments ››

Compare These Maps *From  These maps show a shameful correlation, but not a wholly surprising one.   Out of 150,000 or so Syrian refugees in ...

Conservative dogs

10.13.2010  |  No Comments ››

Recent studies link human conservative social (and potentially political) behavior to variation in a particular gene (the 5-HTTLPR gene). Interestingly, the relevant variants in ...

Is the Earth in a Special Place in the Cosmos?

09.10.2010  |  No Comments ››

A recent story indicates there may be variation in the fine structure constant (which relates to the fundamental strength of electromagnetic interactions) over time and ...

Liberty: The Best Idea in History

07.11.2010  |  1 Comment ››

 Good morning. I am honored to be here with you this morning, and I thank you and Reverend Searl for inviting me back this ...

Cracklin’ Sky!

06.18.2010  |  No Comments ››

The same day that brought nifty clouds also presented an opportunity for catching the lightning...[gallery orderby="title"]

Punctuated Equilibrium and Universality

06.09.2010  |  No Comments ››

Punctuated equilibrium is a refinement of natural selection theory. To cut to the chase, it proposes that speciation happens in bursts during periods of ...

Medieval witch-hunts continue

03.19.2010  |  No Comments ››

Apparently Ali Hussain Sabat, a Lebanese TV personality made a trip of religious devotion to Saudi Arabia, where things got a bit nasty. Part ...

The Brain: Scientist or Fortune-Teller?

03.18.2010  |  No Comments ››

Recent research has shown the brain inherently uses something like the scientific method. Although the study specifically assesses the response of the visual cortex ...


02.23.2010  |  No Comments ››

When buying "From Eternity to Here" on Amazon, two books listed at the top of the list look almost identical. The first book, "From ...


02.17.2010  |  No Comments ››

Apparently, chickens have color-vision that's a lot better than a human's. RGB monitors probably look like washed-out cartoons to the bird-brain, when compared to ...

More craziness from religion

09.14.2009  |  No Comments ››

"The Yemeni parliament tried in February to pass a law, setting the minimum marriage age at 17. But the measure has not reached the president ...

Heated Debate

06.08.2007  |  No Comments ››

Just when I was beginning to despair about the lack of substantive debate in government chambers, we have a reprise of the fracas between Griswold ...

Competence in Government

03.16.2007  |  2 Comments ››

As Communism showed dramatically, whenever government services (or means of production) constitute a monopoly, several things happen: 1) The quality of the end-product/service deteriorates 2) Motivations tend ...

Three Bedrooms: A Tribute to Carl Sagan

12.21.2006  |  3 Comments ››

I wrote this in response to the Carl Sagan blog-a-thon also mentioned here.  The Carl Sagan Tribute site is wonderful as well. When I was a ...

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08.05.2006  |  No Comments ››

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