Take a look at this beautiful movie image of Saturn taken by NASA: This nighttime movie of the depths of the north pole of Saturn taken by the visual infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA’s Cassini Orbiter reveals a dynamic, active planet lurking underneath the ubiquitous cover of upper-level hazes. The defining feature of Saturn’s north […]
I wondered whether this link was pushing the boundary of good taste, so I checked with Jason and Grumpypilgrim and got their quick OK’s. Now you know where to complain. If you’ve been wondering what really spurs the neocons on, click here. If you like it, I’ll take the credit.
Want to adopt a baby from China? Not if you are an old, depressed, sick, poor, alcoholic, amputee, criminal, fat Jehovah’s Witness!
My wife and I adopted our two wonderful daughters from China on two separate occasions, in 1999 and 2001. We very much appreciated the way that the Chinese orphanages took good care of our daughters. When we traveled to China to meet our daughters, we were treated well by the many Chinese people we met […]
Information Reliability. This is a pet peeve of mine. Stephen Jay Gould was a stickler for finding out where ideas “that everybody knows” came from, and often finding the original source to be dubious. I am writing today because of a recent Mallard Fillmore cartoon proclaiming that “new reports give strong evidence for global warming […]
Cheney Lurks Behind Shrub At Bush Press Conference
I often jump at the chance to report on new well-written articles regarding happiness, especially when they are based upon science rather than mere anecdotes. Last year, I started a subscription to Scientific American Mind It’s a well-written magazine that addresses lively and timely topics. Be February-March 2007 issue contains an article entitled “Why It’s […]
I learned about tiny houses by reading the recent issue of Time Magazine, which featured 51 ideas for “making a difference” regarding global warming. Jay Shafer owns Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, which designs tiny inhabitable houses. His smallest model is a mind-cramping 40 square foot floorplan. On the other hand, the 240 sq foot models […]
This video just goes to show you how vigorously the GOP is spinning our “success” in Iraq. Notice that McCain was wearing a bulletproof vest during his “stroll through the market.” He also brought 100 soldiers and five helicopters to protect him while he “walked freely” through the market.
I photographed this older orangutan yesterday at the St. Louis Zoo. He had moved slowly to this spot about 50 feet away from the glass, where he paused for several minutes and stared back at the humans who were staring at him. I was pondering whether this photo needed a caption, but I decided simply to post […]