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Monthly Archive: November 2010

Nov 07 2010

Priorities, Priorities

After the last elections, it may be time to get accustomed to a new old morality, a mythological good old days to return to, when god was in the schools, the gummint was small and kept out of the way except for what we did in our bedrooms, minorities and women knew their place, and …

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Nov 06 2010

Gary Aldridge: The Back Story

Y’know, Twitter is an odd thing. All these people I’ve never met, together at a virtual cocktail party where they can snoop on other conversations, pontificate on weighty or trivial topics, and take a drink from the firehose of public opinion on any topic they care to. I’m not certain how I feel about it. …

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Nov 05 2010

SIWOTI (the poem)

It’s day one of Cuttlefish Pledge Week, so we dig into the vaults (or at least to before I was on Facebook or Twitter) for some of my favorites. What with … well, everything, from post-election bickering, to Halloween costume nonsense, to “vaccination awareness week”, to increasingly annoying opinion pieces I won’t bother to link …

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Nov 05 2010

So, What’s Up?

So, what’s up? I’m taking a bit of a break. Lots to do, and I’m spending too much time looking for stuff to write about. I need to force myself to stay away for a while, until the pile of stuff gets finished. What about the blog? I’ll put up some “best of” posts. It’ll …

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Nov 04 2010

The Billion Dollar Lie

It’s often said that “Love is blind”;If that were true, perhaps we’d findWe’d still be seen as beautiful, although we’re slightly older.But research shows, a different truth—That beauty’s seen in fertile youth—So industries arise to fool the eye of the beholder.It may seem cruel; it can’t be fair,But flawless skin and shiny hairAre hallmarks of …

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Nov 02 2010

Election Day Verse

I don’t have time now to write, so I have tweaked an old verse just a little, so as to have something appropriate for (US) election day. I suppose it also would have been a fairly fitting verse to add to the Rally To Support [something], so if you happen to know Jon Stewart, you …

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Nov 01 2010

Carnival of Evolution #29 is up!

…over at Byte Size Biology. Yes, I’m in it, but you’ve already read that one–you should be visiting it to read all the other wonderful posts. Besides which, the commentary is great fun! It never fails to awe and humble me, to get the merest glimpse of the enormous landscape of evolutionary biology. Seriously, I …

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