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Monthly Archive: November 2009

Nov 27 2009

RCimT: Stand back, I’m going to try SCIENCE!

Some science news for your daily consumption. Scientists just accidentally the whole blue. Blue pigment has been notoriously difficult to create without using cobalt and/or other dangerous or extraordinarily expensive materials. While experimenting with manganese oxide in an unrelated experiment, scientists discovered a cheap, easy way of creating blue. I’m sure Glendon Mellow, the Flying …

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Nov 26 2009

Huxley Drew Laden, 7lbs 11oz

Congratulations to Greg and Amanda Laden on the birth of their beautiful baby boy. First baby picture is right here. This is very happy monkey indeed.

Nov 26 2009

RCimT: Midweek Religion Catch-up

A few religion-related, pre-Wednesday links to catch you up on. 145 evangelical, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian leaders have signed a declaration promising civil disobedience against any laws that “could be used to compel their institutions to participate in abortions, or to bless or in any way recognize same-sex couples.” They even have the temerity …

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Nov 26 2009

Scribblenauts knows all

The Nintendo DS sandbox game knows just about everything on the planet… even internet memes.

Nov 26 2009

Science Is Interesting

From Rather Good:

Nov 25 2009

Canadians complicit in Afghanistan torture

In 2007, Amir Attaran, law professor at University of Ottawa, famously wrote an opinion piece that stated his belief that the then-new Canada-Afghanistan detainee agreement left a loophole open that would allow for torture of prisoners. Turns out, he was practically prescient even without evidence of such, and yet nobody heeded his words. The bombshell …

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Nov 25 2009

The Day After Evolution Day

Being caught up in my own travails yesterday, I neglected to post as I had intended even the shortest of linking posts pointing you to other blogospheroidic luminaries on the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. It’s okay though, Greg Laden picked up the slack and linked a ton of stuff. …

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Nov 24 2009

Carpentry for Snakes

This is Stilgar. He’s 1 year and 5 months old, and approximately 3 feet 4 inches long. This is Stilgar’s current home. It is approximately 1 foot 6 inches long. Can you see the problem here? What’s more, Stilgar will probably top out at around 5 1/2 to 6 feet in the next year or …

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Nov 24 2009

Gender and the labeling problem

As I’ve commented on DuWayne Brayton’s most recent blog entry, it would probably be pretty uncouth of me to call him “da man” for putting together such a wonderful examination of the pitfalls inherent in gender labeling. Nonetheless, I feel the need to point you to his post. While the choices I have made in …

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Nov 24 2009

Sen. Buttars doesn’t want gays “stuffing it down my throat all the time”

I couldn’t make this shit up. In the process of attacking gay marriage, he gives the “you should just stay in the closet” attack vector a try… and rolls up an epic fail. For background, US Senator Chris Buttars (R) of Utah is apparently famous for racism, homophobia, and boosting of creationism. He’s said of …

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