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I just finished watching an an absolutely wonderful series of 3 documentaries produced for The CBC's Nature of Things, with David Suzuki, and hosted and directed by Niobe Thompson (anthropologist). ...
by Gwennedd
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Mar 01, 2015 at 05:24 AM PST with 12 Recommends
It's all a conspiracy by the powerful natural history museum lobby. There's a new Public Policy Polling poll out identifying Scott Walker as the top Republican pick among their presidential maybe-...
by Hunter
Comment Count 280 comments on Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 12:07 PM PST with 201 Recommends
College football is an American tradition, like apple pie and the right to bear arms. It is celebrated throughout the United States by many millions, and recently ...
by diligentbureaucrat
Comment Count 30 comments on Wed Mar 11, 2015 at 05:31 AM PDT with 57 Recommends
The anti-evolution nuts have another whole crisis on their hands thanks to global warming. The new field of resurrection ecology is allowing scientists to have a window into Earth's past. What's ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Feb 23, 2015 at 07:16 PM PST with 17 Recommends
In 1859, a British naturalist named Charles Darwin published a book that shook Victorian England to its core. Titled On the Origin of Species , Darwin's book argued that all living organisms (and, ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 29 comments on Sat Apr 18, 2015 at 07:42 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
In the greater ideological battle for hearts and minds that seeks support for belief-based institutions and their theme parks, there is no such thing as bad PR especially on #DarwinWasWrongDay. In ...
by annieli
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Feb 13, 2015 at 11:01 AM PST with 19 Recommends
The amazing change in corn over the centuries, from grass-like Teosinte to a more familiar, modern variety. Happy belated Darwin Day , though Charles Darwin's ...
by DarkSyde
Comment Count 101 comments on Sun Feb 15, 2015 at 07:45 AM PST with 93 Recommends
Why oh why would anyone report what I said? After taking some heat for punting on ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 122 comments on Thu Feb 12, 2015 at 08:23 AM PST with 65 Recommends
For someone who calls himself "unintimidated", Scott Walker is acting like he's very intimidated as a likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. First, Walker was intimidated by ...
by DownstateDemocrat
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Feb 11, 2015 at 01:16 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) is gonna have to punt on this one.
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 124 comments on Wed Feb 11, 2015 at 12:27 PM PST with 65 Recommends
Classify this one -- as from "Out of this World!" Smiley face spotted by Hubble Space Telescope by Rachel Feltman, smh.com.au -- February 10, 2015 In the center of this image, taken with ...
by jamess
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Feb 09, 2015 at 06:54 PM PST with 16 Recommends
Though there's "2" in the title, there's three this time. "2" just means this is a follow up to the first one . And check the hashtag #ThisGuyWantsToBePresident . Feel free ...
by ericf
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Feb 03, 2015 at 02:35 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Today is my favorite holiday. It's Groundhog Day. At least I always tell people Groundhog Day is my favorite holiday as a joke. So the whole deal is if a groundhog sees it's shadow today, there ...
by paradise50
Comment Count 96 comments on Mon Feb 02, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 33 Recommends
Mother Jones went through the previously published works of Dr. Ben Carson, presidential candidate. Why someone would do such a thing voluntarily is a question best left to historians,
by Hunter
Comment Count 251 comments on Sat Jan 31, 2015 at 08:00 AM PST with 153 Recommends
Allegedly, Democrats represent the party of science whereas Republicans are the party of fairytales, a distinction primarily based on two litmus test issues; global warming and evolution. If you ...
by bettylucy
Comment Count 44 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2015 at 07:12 AM PST with 2 Recommends
*Warning* This is a long and kind of technical diary. I have tried to keep it as simple as I could and still include what I think is really interesting but it is unavoidably very rich in nerdy ...
by matching mole
Comment Count 80 comments on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 06:00 AM PST with 46 Recommends
I'm not the world's best gift-giver. Depending on who, and why, I may be among the worst - or perhaps the most average. But when it comes to kids, I think I do OK: I generally feel that I hit the ...
by GreyHawk
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Dec 28, 2014 at 04:34 AM PST with 24 Recommends
How is this possible? Let me try to show you. Last night I wrote about the Winter solstice asking How will you celebrate the Winter Solstice? In a very helpful comment veritas curat sent us to a ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Dec 20, 2014 at 09:37 PM PST with 7 Recommends
The name of this diary, of course, is the Skeptical Raptor. I'm not sure how I invented that name, but I like raptors, either the fossil dinosaur version, or the living dinosaur versions, birds of ...
by SkepticalRaptor
Comment Count 143 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 03:29 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Ever try to read someone younger than 17's text messages or Facebook comments? It's a lot of words that aren't "words," along with slang words you don't know ("deadass" means "seriously" or "for ...
by Walter Einenkel
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 08:14 AM PST with 19 Recommends