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Monthly Archive: June 2010

Jun 21 2010

The Evolution vs Creation ‘debate’ in 3 mins

Jun 21 2010

PlanetQuest – Exoplanets Timeline

Ladies and gentlemen, look up. Find a star. Realize that there’s probably a planet around it. That planet might even have life on it. And that life might even be looking back “up” at you.

Jun 20 2010

Nothing’s Gonna Change Dan’s World

Dan J at Relatively Unrelated has updated his blog for the first time since being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. If for no other reason, check it out for the Beatles cover he posted. Cancer isn’t ruining my life. Without treatment, I would certainly be getting very close to death. That didn’t happen. I’m getting very …

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Jun 20 2010

Siberian tiger takes a bath

From our impromptu trip to Oaklawn Farm Zoo yesterday. A Siberian Tiger (not a wion, as the nearby three year old protests throughout this video) named Czar decides to take a quick dip, then gets in a territory contest with one of his co-inhabitants and sprays a post right next to where we were videoing. …

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Jun 19 2010

Kitten, or Batman villain?

Oh my. This is pretty disturbing. I don’t know terribly much about how DNA works where I’ve never formally studied it, but I’m pretty sure this is a result of a random duplication at conception. What happens when DNA is randomly duplicated? Most of the time, not much, because the DNA in question is in …

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Jun 19 2010

Giant Alberta bonebed gives insight into mass fossilizations

A 2.3 square kilometer area about 50km north of Medicine Hat, with thousands of Centrosaurus brinkmani bones, has recently been unearthed, providing some insight into massive fossilization events. “Data from this mega bonebed provide pretty clear evidence that these and other dinosaurs were routinely wiped out by catastrophic tropical storms that flooded what was once …

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Jun 18 2010

Death to the man behind Facebook!

Pakistan’s attorney general is investigating Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder, for his part in allowing the user-driven Draw Muhammad day. Of course, under Pakistan’s penal code, for facilitating a derogatory remark about Muhammad, Zuckerberg ain’t going to get poked with the soft pillow. Last month, according to English-language Pakistani newspaper The News International, a Pakistani High …

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Jun 17 2010

A few blogospherics before bed

Just a few quick, interesting things (a short RCimT, if you will) before I hit the hay. If you haven’t already seen it, check out Jim Gardner’s multi-part review of Joe Cienkowski’s tract really-short-book Atheism is a Religion – Evolution Is Their ‘Creation’. As an added bonus, I clash with some random anonymous dude here …

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Jun 16 2010

Portal 2 E3 trailer

Holy crap. Portal 2 looks like it’s more than just a minor upgrade. They showed the trailer and some of the new wrinkles they’ve added at E3. Way to go, Valve! You’ve successfully extracted money from my wallet well in advance of actually releasing the game. I think the propulsion gel you sprayed it with …

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Jun 15 2010

Prof. Brian Cox in Wonders of the F’n Universe

A Wonders of the Universe spoof that had me LOLing this morning. Maybe NSFW if you don’t have earphones.

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