As many of you know I lost my job a while back. After a long agonizing search I have finally found another. I’m still in the job market because this job just barely pays the bills – but at least I don’t have to worry about being homeless. It is pretty much manual labor and has me somewhat exhausted, so I am going to take a week off. When I return, hopefully refreshed, I hope to finish up some lingering business such as my series on semicircular canals.
In the meantime, I have to confess to feeling some sympathy for Orac. Us Sciencebloggers tend to pick on Orac whenever some M.D. makes the news spouting creationist nonsense. Lately, however, a couple of stories have popped up that hit kind of close to home. You see, I went to the University of Tennessee and spent about 7 years living in Tennessee. So when I found out the Discovery Institute was hosting a gathering of nincompoops in Knoxville, I was pretty embarrassed. I really enjoyed my time there and thought the public schools in Knoxville were quite good (I have two daughters that went to school in Knoxville). Then PZ had to mention Raynond Finney, Tennessee State Senator and his ludicrous request to the Tennessee Department of Education. Sigh! Thanks for embarrassing me Raymond.
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