Monthly Archives: March 2007

SWINE Meeting April 5th

Got a SWINE announcement in email: S.W.I.N.E.* ANNOUNCEMENT You are cordially invited to attend the next meeting of the East Point Loma Chapter of SWINE. When? Thursday, April 5th 2007 Wine Imbibing begins at 7:30 and the lecture begins at 8:00 (We only have the facility until 10:00pm) Where? Hubbs Sea World Research Institute in… Read More »

A Not So Sweet Bloom: Microcystis

Diane and I made it to a Fisheries and Wildlife seminar talk given today by Geoff Horst. Horst is a doctoral candidate who is researching algal blooms in lakes. The particular organism of interest is Microcystis, a cyanobacteria and common biotic component of lakes. The problem is that Microcystis manufactures microcystins, toxins that can cause… Read More »

Fraptorday: Weekly Raptor

Rusty launches off after something that moved. This is from late 2005, I think we were in the San Diego area at the time. That would also indicate the Fuji S2 Pro and the Nikkor 70-200mm VR lens.

Luskin, Miller, Dembski… Huh?

Over at the Discovery Institute weblog, Casey Luskin has managed to channel the spirit of Emily Littella in incomplete fashion. That is, Luskin has got the parts about misconstruing a situation and blathering on in outraged fashion down pat, but he never manages to figure out that he’s on about something that just doesn’t exist… Read More »

A Place to Call Home

The move is not quite finished. We need to move our stuff into the place we are renting for the coming year. Check it out. Transfer of stuff should happen mid-week next week.

“Speak No Truth” Now Government Policy

Jack Krebs sent me a link to a Washington Post report on how our government continues its war on inconvenient truth. There are two main instances reported, both based on the administration’s opposition to science concerning global warming and human contributions to that.

Weekly Raptor

Live, from Waverly, Iowa! Well, not really. The picture is from my birthday in 2003. I am currently in Waverly, Iowa, though. Shelby picks a nice, high perch on a visit to a field in Santee, California. The camera was the Fuji S2 Pro, the lens was a Nikkor 70-300mm G.

Accidental Layover in Minneapolis

I’m traveling to the Evolution and Intelligent Design Symposium in Waverly, Iowa, where I will be giving a talk, “A Eulogy for ‘Intelligent Design’ Brand Antievolution”. However, one of my flights was late, and so I get to stay overnight in a hotel near Minneapolis courtesy of my airline. I called Paul Bartelt to let… Read More »

Wednesday Plan

Diane and I are planning to drive over to Grand Rapids this afternoon. Ed Brayton will be giving a talk tonight to the Freethought Association of West Michigan. I have a stopgap laptop provided… we are expecting Apple to announce the latest revision of their line shortly and will put in an order for a… Read More »

Fraptorday: Weekly Raptor

OK, I know that of late I’ve been remiss. The cross-country caravaning, the shifting of all our belongings into, out of, and into temporary housing, and this hideous virus I’ve got now have gotten in the way. But I am going to break the dry spell now. A red-tailed hawk in flight. This one crossed… Read More »

Winter Ills

This Sunday, I got sick. Scratchy throat, coughing, some lung congestion… one of those viruses having a fine time at my expense. It is still going on. In the meantime, we’ve gotten a short-term apartment and moved our stuff into it while continuing to look for a place to stay for the rest of the… Read More »