Archive for November 14th, 2008

Turn off your TV to be happy

| November 14, 2008 | 3 Replies
Turn off your TV to be happy

Sociologists at the University of Maryland have concluded that “unhappy people watch more TV, while people who describe themselves as very happy spend more time reading and socializing.” The study appears in the December issue of the journal Social Indicators Research. The study was based on 30-years worth of national data from time-use studies.   Here’s […]

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The moment . . .

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The moment . . .

When did the Obamas realize that Barack had actually been elected President?

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Al Franken May Yet be a Senator

| November 14, 2008 | 5 Replies
Al Franken May Yet be a Senator

Did you think that the election was over? Nope. In the Minnesota Nov 4 Senate election, Al Franken (D) lost by 206 votes (out of almost 3 million). This close of a margin requires a hand recount. About 34,000 votes were rejected by machines (uncounted), primarily in Democrat-heavy districts. With this and a few other close […]

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Entropy’s Place In Evolution

| November 14, 2008 | 3 Replies
Entropy’s Place In Evolution

This is a fine article on one of the basic misrepresentations of Creationists, namely their misuse of the concept of entropy in calling into question the possibility of systems evolving.  Real numbers, real science.  But really it also prompted me to realize that there is a basic argument against this typical canard which I had […]

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