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Tag Archive: Evolution

Sep 26 2012

Gravity Is Just a Theory

You Know, Gravity is Only a Theory Too © Ellen Bulger

This is a post by guest blogger Ellen Bulger. If I hear “Evolution is only a theory!” one more time, my head might very well explode. What in hell goes on in the schools? Maybe, instead of the dumbed-down GEE-WHIZ-WATER-IS-WET science that is designed to break the hearts of the kids who really care and …

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Apr 30 2012

FTF1 – Kevin Padian – Lessons from the Dover Trial

This entry is a  recap and review of Kevin Padian’s Freethought Festival 2012 presentation as observed by me as an audience member. Shitty writing or misinterpretation of the presenter’s material is completely my fault. If you think I got something wrong, please let me know in the comments or feel free to email me at …

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Apr 07 2011

Baby Got Good Genes!

Oh my gawd – this is everything that I love rolled up into one beautiful reddit thread. Sir Mix a Lot + Evolution = Geekiest Thing That’s I’ve Seen In a Long, Long Time. Click to enlarge: Seen on heatlhyaddict‘s twitter feed. Go here: redd.it/gibxk for the full thread.

Feb 11 2011

What are you doing for Darwin Day?

Tomorrow is Charles Darwin’s 202nd birthday. How are you celebrating? I’m going to the ZOO! I’m pulling together an event with the Minneapolis Skeptics to celebrate International Darwin Day. We’re going to visit the Como Park Zoo’s primate house, chat Darwin, share our favorite evolution books, movies, and news, take pictures with our primate cousins and/or whatever else …

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Jan 13 2011

The Sound of Science

Greeeeat.  Now I’ll be humming this all day.

Jul 06 2010

CONvergence 2010: Day 3

CONvergence Day 3 – Saturday First, the outfits!  I pulled out a bunch of things that I don’t get to wear very often – my snazzy cocktail dress, glass bead necklaces, and a black/blue bob wig that I bought for a Halloween costume years ago.  The hubby had a much more deliberate dieselpunk costume – …

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Jun 24 2010

Blues for Mr. Scopes

This video is for those of you who want to know more about the Scopes Monkey Trial, or maybe just see it in a completely new way. Well done, sir! Richard Milner has more Darwin videos at his Youtube channel. The most sacred thing a man can do is to tell the world what he believes …

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Apr 28 2010

Odds and Ends

Things that make me sad: Oil slicks in the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Barrier Reef.  I’m just getting my SCUBA certification this spring – quite screwing up the pretty diving areas! The Party of Hell No! – Republicans who like to look tough when they’re grilling Goldman Sachs executives, but who vote no to discussing Wall Street …

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Mar 03 2010

Lordosis as an evolutionary advantage?

I found this in today’s comics – F-Minus by Tony Carrillo Height has long been recognized as way to display confidence and strength, and high heels are a great way to show that you’ve got resources to burn.  I’m trying to pretend that there’s a way a heel like this could evolve…what kind of environment would …

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Feb 25 2010

Entropy and Evolution Art Exhibit

In the Star Tribune West Today section, there is a teensy little paragraph in the header that says “In Your Area:  Biology and science, as big art.” Oooo…sounds intriguing.  The brief write up goes on to list the where (Hopkins Center for the Arts – 1111 Mainstreet), the what (“Entropy and Evolution, Works on Paper”), the who …

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