Monthly Archives: November 2008

Sunday’s Outing

It’s been a rough fall. Sunday marked our first serious falconry outing of the season. Between colds for Diane and I, extra work and various other complications, things only came together this past Sunday. We had made a couple of brief outings to a nearby nursery where there are lots of rabbits, but also loads… Read More »

Texas: Your “Weaknesses” Are Weak — And Old, Too

Yesterday, the Texas State Board of Education had a hearing on the science curriculum. As expected, the big issue was over evolutionary science and how it would be taught in Texas K-12 classrooms. Kathy Miller Dan Quinn of the Texas Freedom Network and Steve Schafersman of Texas Citizens for Science did liveblogging from the hearing… Read More »

Texas: 19 Out of 20 Science Professors Prefer Science

Dr. Raymond Eve of the University of Texas at Arlington conducted a survey of Texas science professors on whether evolutionary science should be taught or evolutionary science and “intelligent design” both should be taught, and the Dallas Morning News reports that 95% responded that evolutionary science should be taught. Of course, most science professors should,… Read More »

Uncommon Upheaval

William Dembski’s weblog, Uncommon Descent, underwent a recent facelift. Following a server change and software upgrade, Dembski announced his retirement from heading the weblog, citing work going on with Robert Marks. Dembski announced that Barry Arrington would now be in charge of the weblog. That left people speculating about “blog czar” David Scott “DaveScot” Springer,… Read More »

Book Review: “Gnuplot In Action” by Philipp K. Janert

A while back, I posted here about getting acquainted with “gnuplot”, a handy cross-platform plotting tool. Philipp K. Janert happened by and offered me a review copy of his book on “gnuplot”. I’m busily working up a manuscript for submission. Today, I was working on figures and dealing with “gnuplot” once again, and found occasion… Read More »

Voting: Mission Accomplished!

Here in Williamston, MI, the polling place was full up at 9:30 AM. We had about a 20 minute wait in line, during which we heard that they had received about 1000 absentee ballots, where they usually have about 300 of those to process. Diane and I had printed off our sample ballots the better… Read More »

A Quiet Halloween

I gave up on the idea of partying on Halloween when a headache I got in the afternoon insisted on getting worse instead of better. Diane chose to spend the evening with me rather than head off to the party we’d been invited to. The party was a costume party, and Diane had borrowed a… Read More »