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churches support evolution,
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April 09, 2014 03:56PM
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My job is to find some way to keep the mosquito from spreading malaria.
Mosquitoes evolved from biting flies. Over time, they developed efficient ways to extract blood, and became dependent on it for the nutrients for breeding. Their life cycle hints at a difficult and complex evolution.… Read full post »
Christine dragged me through Kentucky this spring, and I strongly recommend it unless you dislike Bourbon, heat and bicycling through beautiful, hilly country. I don’t mind Bourbon. The greatest liabilities are the fried food and the pollen count. I found the reverence for the Civil War p… Read full post »
Nothing against Cate Blanchett, besides her difficult name but Bullock and Clooney were robbed. Gravity received precisely the wrong awards. Bullock and Clooney sold a ridiculous film.
It’s dangerous to credulity to have science fiction slightly in the future. Tyson has already po… Read full post »
Password restriction rules are Vogon. The initial problem is that people choose simple passwords that are easy to remember. It’s like locking the screen door to let in the breeze. But when you restrict the universe of passwords that people can choose from you make it easier to hack. … Read full post »
In second grade out teacher Ms. Bowers introduced us to Cantor’s diagonal proofs. You are already familiar with this, of course. The rational numbers, the fractions, are listed with 1/1, ½, 1/3… on the top row, 1/1, 2/1, 3/1… in the first column and the diagonal… Read full post »
Your tattoo is ugly and stupid.
Your butt is so big because it gets the most use.
Plastic surgery looks goofy.
Loud is dumb.
Check your medications, check them again.
You are fat because you eat too much.
Cubs fans are losers.
Maybe… Read full post »
It is obvious by now that both Obama and Romney campaigns were trying to keep the race as close as possible in order to maximize fund raising. Our political campaigns are in the potlatch tradition. They provide the means for us to make payouts within the tax code without the appearance… Read full post »
Fritz, as Grandmother Hilda called him, his name was Fred, served as a lieutenant in the German army in World War I. He served on the western front, so he may have been fighting Americans. He won the Iron cross:
-Everyone went over the top, except me and this other… Read full post »
When you’re talking about police and soldiers, you’re essentially talking about a lot of guys who like to play Call Of Duty and Halo. It is difficult to appreciate the level of hypocrisy they confront and the depth of compartmentalization that this requires. Most of us at some fundamental/… Read full post »
I am not going to get into the issues of truth and justice because I am not a good advocate for that. I think there are some teachable moments in the Martin/Zimmerman case. It is so rare that children might pay attention to us older folk and this instance may give/… Read full post »
After Marx, academics had a serious issue: they had to build on his work without referencing it. This isn’t all that different from the difficulty academic psychologists had with Freud. Freud talked goofy and it sounded silly when you were writing grant proposals. Cognit/… Read full post »
Just recently some Americans from Bulgaria were warning me about the dangers of Muslim immigrants.
-If we can survive the Irish, we can survive anything.
-You don’t understand. They are violent fundamentalists who want to impose their religion on everyone.
Sam K… Read full post »
Someday Bicyclists will have to pass a driver’s test, get a license and have a plate on their bicycle just like motorists. Until then some observations on bicycle safety:
To begin with, ride straight. The bicycle version of the two footed goof who drives with one foot on the/… Read full post »
My girlfriend’s fixation on the Great Gatsby took us to Sands Point and the Howard Gould estate on Long Island. It became obvious how F. Scott Fitzgerald came to the device of a pedestrian accident. It is just hilly and winding enough to encourage adventurous driving.
It also confi… Read full post »
This should be read at poetry slams, open mic events, or wherever writers might congregate.
All movies, romance, comedy or drama are really horror movies. The one thing that cinema does well is draw you into their premise and then surprise and shock you. That sense of outrage as you/… Read full post »
It was difficult for me working against fourth ward Alderman Timmy Evans. I liked his people. They were better than some, try as they might to distinguish themselves. I was carpet bagging, coming into their precinct/ward from my own ward, the fifth. There are fifty wards in Chicago./… Read full post »
Some years ago, after many academic adventures I found myself taking an introductory programming course as a general requirement for graduation. The best part of the course was the computer problems book. It encapsulated all the uses for a computer up to the undergraduate senior level.&nb… Read full post »
The short and simple answer is yes. The various authorities and means available to him are as diverse and varied as our government agencies. Most obviously as Commander in Chief the president commands the military. The military will carry out his orders. The military should also record hi/… Read full post »
The major task in marketing is categorization. For instance once you have categorized groceries you can compare the UPC codes sent against the categorized items you have and kick out the ones that are new. Assuming that you have correctly categorized the current ones and no one complains/… Read full post »
Mark Ames has written a rant against Michigan passing the right to work law:
Howard Zinn would have been proud.
While all his facts seem correct he has missed the point about the Wagner act. The reason for all the atrocities he lists and for the Wagne… Read full post »
The greatest and most difficult issue facing humanity is social segregation. This issue allows all other issues to fester unaddressed. The fictional town of Pottersville has one significant advantage over our real civic arrangements: Potter lives in Pottersville. The cost per student at The Cairo IL… Read full post »
Chanukah is packaged as some sort of gooey sweet adjunct of Christmas. Maccabees were sick twisted. They hated the Greeks. That’s understandable:
-Oh, you have a god; well of course we can include him.
-He’s the greatest? Hmm, work with me here, we conquered you, righ… Read full post »
The problem with taxes is that people refuse to think systemically. Take tax rebates for instance. Imagine everyone got a million dollars from the federal government. It sounds good until you realize that prices would have to rise. Admittedly there is a lot of slippage and friction/… Read full post »
This is an example of the dog that didn’t bark. Arafat was killed by polonium poisoning. This poison has the property of leaking residue all over the place, which residue is traceable to whichever nuclear reactor created it. Any intelligence agency worth anything has its own p/… Read full post »
You can do this for any city. Here are my picks for the Chicago buildings to use for the four ministries in 1984:
Ministry of Truth:
Ministry of Peace: