Just Ruin Halloween Why Don’t You?

This, from the BBC News, about a group that wants to ruin Halloween:

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Grad School at the American Museum of Natural History

Via Dino list comes the interesting news that the AMNH has been granted the ability to grant Ph. D.s:

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Vandalizing Rock Art

According to the Salt Lake Tribune vandals recently destroyed rock art dating back several thousand years:

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Snakes on a (Galactic) Plane

Via the JPL comes this great picture of snakes on a galactic plane

Holy Crap! I Need To Move

According to a story on ABC News St. Louis has been named the most dangerous city. Of course it ain’t all bad:

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It’s Baaack!

In one of the crappiest excuses for science writing I have seen in quite awhile, ABC news guy Nick Watt, peddles some propaganda for Semir Osmanagic.

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Underwater Archaeology

This is cool. Archaeology: Dig It points us to The Museum of Underwater Archaeology website.

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Dembski: I Want to Write a Paper on Punctuated Equilibrium but Don’t Want to Read Gould

Dembski is writing a paper on punctuated equilibrium but doesn’t want to actually read any of Gould’s work and doesn’t seem to want to track down the quotes on his own, rather he is relying on the kindness of strangers. Says Dembski

Can someone provide me with the exact quote as well as with the exact reference? (The context: I’m writing about punctuated equilibrium being at best a slight variant of Darwinism and that even Gould realized this.)

In other news, Dembski is still puzzled over the fact that people don’t take him seriously.
(Hat tip to Official Uncommonly Dense Discussion Thread)

Jumbo Squid Migrations

featureMEPS324_small.jpgDeep-Sea News has some interesting, well, news, on jumbo squid migrations. He even provides links to an open access paper (summarizes approximately 1500 hour of data from tagging the squid) and the senior author’s website. Check it out!

Know Your Primate: Saturday Edition

Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Subfamily: Colobinae
Genus: Pygathrix
Species: Pygathrix nemaeus
Also known as the Red-shanked Douc Langur…

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