Monthly Archives: September 2002

Science Gets the Shaft, Part Two.

HHS Seeks Science Advice to Match Bush Views (Washington Post) The Bush administration has begun a broad restructuring of the scientific advisory committees that guide federal policy in areas such as patients’ rights and public health, eliminating some committees that … Continue reading

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Oh. My. God.

Words fail.

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Quick, Professor, to the Dirigible!

Dear god, it’s been nearly 20 years since I made the first Cool New Music Tape. (Pause for hyperventilation.) And I continue the tradition with a new offering entitled “Quick, Professor, to the Dirigible!” (title courtesy of Anna.) Update: I … Continue reading

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Voting on Science

In the latest issue of Skeptical Inquirer (SI), there is coverage of a panel where William Dembski ‘debated’ skeptics on ‘Intelligent Design’ (ID). ID is the latest version of Creationism, where we pretend we’re leaving God out of it and … Continue reading

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Fascinating Norman Mailer Interview

The Counter-Punch mailing list has reprinted both parts of an interview with Norman Mailer by the UK’s Sunday Times. Mailer has a lot of really good points regarding America, Patriotism, and 9/11. I certainly don’t agree with everything he’s saying … Continue reading

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My Own Private Downtime

Someone hasn’t been pouring enough libations to St. Isadore, Patron Saint of Computers. Following the lightning bolt that claimed the lives of much of Slithytoves’ electronic equipment, I screwed up my own machine all by myself, without the interfering power … Continue reading

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We’re back after being struck down by the hand of God. Actually, my gracious hosts experienced a lightning strike that fried much of their electronic gear, including the network. Ouch. But they’re getting things back up now. While we were … Continue reading

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