Archive for February 15th, 2008

Terrorism Begins At Home (or “Kill or Be Killed!”)

| February 15, 2008 | 4 Replies
Terrorism Begins At Home (or “Kill or Be Killed!”)

Is anyone else struck by the irony that Homeland Security so often erodes First Amendment rights? Homeland Security has become obsessed about listening to personal phone calls and seizing people’s cell phones and laptops when they travel.  Ironically, there is no security for the victims of gunmen who shoot up college campuses and city council […]

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How to find an elusive transitional fossil – the story of Tiktaalik

| February 15, 2008 | 2 Replies
How to find an elusive transitional fossil – the story of Tiktaalik

How does one find a transitional fossil?  It’s a lot harder than I ever imagined. I just started reading a book that looks quite promising: Your Inner Fish: a Journey into the 3.5 Billion Year History of the Human Body (2008), by Neil Shubin.  The author is a professor of anatomy at the University of […]

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