Month: November 2005

Intelligent? Really?

Designing men and women by Adam Ferber at Fanatical Apathy. I think I’m one of many natural skeptics who came up with the idea of our universe as a long-forgotten school science experiment long before the Simpsons episode or reading… Read More ›

Blog against Racism Day

December 1st, 2005: the fiftieth anniversary of Rosa Parks’ action in Montgomery, Alabama. This was suggested by Chris Clarke, who I am fortunate enough to have been reading for years on USENet before he even started his blog. A while… Read More ›

Let me guess…

…if Howard loses out on this bill (a joint Greens/Democrats initiative to lift the ideologically-imposed ban on RU486), it somehow magically won’t be as important a story in Bushco’s media as how Howard won on sending troops to Iraq.

How to win friends and influence people

Another day, another blogwar. Usually. This one’s a trainwreck. Threatened libel lawsuits, contacting doctoral advisors, attempts to “out” an anonymous blogger who has clearly stated she values her anonymity highly as a wall between her private and professional lives, and… Read More ›

PH3@r m3!!!!!1!!

… and my L33T G@rD3n0r skillz!!!!11! Last night, I’ll have you know, I won Third Place (tied) in the Front Garden category of my local council’s annual Spring Garden Competition. Mwahahahahahahahaha!!!!!1! My neighbour across the road, who won first place… Read More ›

Two steps forward, three steps back

In Dover, Pennsylvania, the school board elections ousted the Republican fundevangelicals who want intelligent design taught in high school science class. In Kansas, a different lot of fundevangelicals voted to change school science standards to include be more critical of… Read More ›

Forgive me, blogosphere…

…it’s been two months since my last update. Went on holidays, had a birthday party to organise, got the flu, and had lots of weeding to do BECAUSE IT’S BEEN RAINING! CALLOO CALLAY etc etc Anyway, back to the irregular… Read More ›