Monthly Archives: December 2004

Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District

There’s a chance that the legal precedent most used in the coming years of the evolution/creationism controversy will bear the name of Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District. That’s the name of the complaint filed today by the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State through the… Read More »

Turrell on Perakh

On one of the Metanexus lists, there’s a review of Mark Perakh’s “Unintelligent Design” by David J. Turrell, M.D. Perakh’s book is a devastating critique of all sorts of pseudoscience, but the “intelligent design” and “bible code” arguments are strongly targeted. Turrell, though, doesn’t think that Perakh is on target with various criticisms. In fact,… Read More »

Spreading that Holiday Spirit…

I had to go on an errand today, and as I was pulling into a parking space, the woman who was leaving it paused to make a comment to me. “You know,” she said, “you look just like Yasser Arafat in that hat.” OK, I know that I’ve been sickly, but I hadn’t realized just… Read More »

FreeBSD 5.3

A couple of weeks ago, FreeBSD 5.3 was released, marking the first such release of 5.x marked as “stable”. So I got a copy of the installation and started on my own. I’m looking to replace the distinctly aged 4.4 server here, and also the base install at is a creaky 4.5. First stop:… Read More »

More Adventures in Recuperation, #9

More of the same. Basically, the Lomotil and Imodium are doing what they do best, and keeping my number of trips to the bathroom down pretty well. While I still have more pain on moving about than I would like, I do think there is a trend toward improvement going on. I’ll be visiting with… Read More »