Hadza and Modernity

The BBC has an interesting article the Hadza and modernity called The Pied Piper of Eyasi – it is part of their “Life on the Edge” series.

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Luskin Throws Behe Under The Bus: The Rest Of The Junk DNA Story

ERV alerted me to Luskins latest attempt to, well, um, I’m not sure what because all he succeeds in doing is undermining several ID talking points. ERV tackles Luskin’s post in her own inimitable style (linked to above) but I would like to focus on a couple of other points – especially the one where he throws Behe under the bus.

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McCain Retracts Pallin’s Comments, Blames Media

This is too funny. On Saturday Palin had this to say:

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I Remember When…

This Bloom County comic was first published:

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Best Science Images for 2008: Long Finned Squid

National Geographic mentions that the winners in the 2008 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge have been announced and have some of the photos. My favorite is below the fold.

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Dian Fossey’s Gorillas Are Being Exhumed

According to National Geographic the remains of 72 Rwandan mountain gorillas are being exhumed for scientific study:

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Interesting Anthropology News

There are a number of interesting anthropology stories in the news today. My picks below the fold.

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700,000,000,000 Bailout: Why Does It Require That Much?


In fact, some of the most basic details, including the $700 billion figure Treasury would use to buy up bad debt, are fuzzy.
“It’s not based on any particular data point,” a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. “We just wanted to choose a really large number.”

If anybody still needs a reason to be against one of the largest transfers of wealth from the middle class to the rich ever seen that should do it. Seriously, if that is the best justification for the price tag one has to wonder if George Bush is really Chicken Little…

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Swartkrans in 3-D

I stumbled across a cool web site devoted to using GIS to model Swartkrans in 3-D. The 3-D site can be found here and a paper explaining the work can be found here. Cool stuff!

Returning Parthenon Marbles and News about Mt. Lykaion

As I mentioned in my previous post, there are a couple of interesting stories concerning ancient Greece in the news.

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