Month: April 2011
Just juxtaposing a couple of things in my head, and thought I’d share. I’m not an atheist myself, and don’t want to see society completely dereligionised (though there are large swathes of religion I could do without), but I found the speculation interesting. First piece of the puzzle is this study: Sacred and Secular by…
From The Age: http://www.theage.com.au/national/is-this-mans-job-really-under-threat-20110416-1divy.html
…or whatever your name is. You’ve been blacklisted: no point trying to post more comments. If you do manage to I’ll delete them and blacklist that IP too. You’ve crossed the line, you know how, you’re not welcome here.
Dammit, why can’t we have a Labor government in Australia? http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/the-leader-of-oz-no-heart-no-brain-no-courage/?referrer=email&source=Punch_nl&emcmp=Punch&emchn=Newsletter&emlist=Member
Kind of ambivalent about this story, really. Critical thinking is a good thing. Science should involve students critiquing theories and considering evidence: http://www.metropulse.com/news/2011/apr/06/critical-thinking-or-creationism-tennessee-classro/ But considering the sources, you have to wonder: I’d have no issues at all if the same standards of critical thinking are applied to both evolutionary theory and intelligent design theory. The…
All the usual caveats apply, but this study showing families with two daughters are happy certainly fits our experience. http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/world/families-with-two-girls-happiest-study/story-e6freoox-1226034659479 We’re amazingly blessed and blissfully happy.
http://www.salon.com/news/global_warming/index.html?story=/tech/htww/2011/04/01/climate_skeptics_betrayal It’ll be very interesting to see Muller’s results when they’re published, but the strong concurrence between a whole new data set and the three already showing warming (NASA, NOAA and HadCRUT) is pretty telling.