Archive for August 17th, 2008
McCain’s campaign ads on television spend a great deal of time talking about his experience. Things such as getting shot down in Viet Nam, being bayoneted and tortured, and then spending 5 years in a POW camp seem to rank very high on McCain’s list of what he believes are his qualifications for being president. [...]
My town has a tradition on the August Saturday night closest to the full moon called the Moonlight Ramble. I attended it last night, and worked up a sweat along with several thousand others on bicycles riding along 17 miles of closed city streets from midnight to 3. Most of the riders paid $25 each [...]
For those of you seeking close-up photos of mosquitoes sucking human blood, this is your lucky day. Really terrific photos here, along with clear commentary. The site is entitled: “The Wild Party: A Diary of Urban Entomology.” The site is filled with beautiful photos of insects. Well worth a visit.
As I mentioned in two previous posts (here and here), I recently had the opportunity to attend several of the sessions of the “Future Directions in Genetic Studies” workshop at Washington University in St. Louis. One of the speakers was Carl Craver of Washington University. Craver’s talk was titled, “The Reductionist Distortion of Behavioral Genetics,” [...]