Archive for May 28th, 2008

Yet more cartoons – Today’s topic is oil.

| May 28, 2008 | Reply
Yet more cartoons – Today’s topic is oil.

Nate Beeler, The Washington Examiner Mike Lester, The Rome News-Tribune Parker, Florida Today Pavel Constantin, Romania Parker, Florida Today

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Science is Taught Backwards In Schools

| May 28, 2008 | 4 Replies
Science is Taught Backwards In Schools

I started thinking about the the “reductionist attitude” in presenting science when I read Erich’s Post To deal with “arrogant” scientists we need to move beyond reductionism and break the “Galilean Spell” (from May 7, 2008). Curricula seem to begin with biology, work through chemistry, and finally introduce physics. If English were taught categorically as […]

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People who eat people . . .

| May 28, 2008 | Reply
People who eat people . . .

There’s a new book out on cannibalism, in case you’re interested.  And, yes, you are interested.  It’s called “Among the Cannibals: Adventures on the Trail of Man’s Darkest Ritual” (Smithsonian Books, 278 pages. $25.95), by Paul Raffaele.  Here’s a short summary by Malcolm Ritter. Here’s an eerie thought: In a world where we worry about […]

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Note to Scott McClellan and Colin Powell: It’s too damned late. You both missed the boat.

| May 28, 2008 | 10 Replies
Note to Scott McClellan and Colin Powell: It’s too damned late.  You both missed the boat.

Scott McClellan was the White House Press Secretary from 2003-2006. He has now published a new book, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception, a book indicating that the Bush Administration was filled with corrupt and dishonest sons of bitches. Nice try, Scott, but it’s all too late. I know […]

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