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Archive for October, 2005

Christianity and Science.

(But having nothing to do with Christian Science…)

Brief Introduction

So, I’ve been trying, and unsuccessfully at that, to stay out of the Evolution vs. ID vs. Christianity vs. your children debate that’s been flaming around lately. As I mentioned earlier, I’m rather tired of the debate, and I have my suspicions that the whole thing is just an extension [...]

The terrible secrets of dynamic Python.

In honor of the new “geeky” category, I’d like to skim over the joys and terrors of dynamic Python.

New category: “geeky”.

I’m adding a new category: “geeky”. Mind you, it’s not because geeky things are not “the truth”, nor is it because geeky things are never “trivial”, but simply because there are things that I occasionally talk about that the mainstream reader (that is, most of the people I know) might not find interesting, [...]

Evolution is too cool.

So everyone’s talking about a certain recent poll purporting that 51% of Americans reject the Theory of Evolution. To provide counterpoint to this little bubble of furor (the poll only had 808 respondents–hardly a useful sample, I should think), I have to wonder: to what percentage of Americans does it actually make a noticeable difference whether the theory of [...]

Just what I need.

Another google game. :) This one’s courtesy of April Here’s how it works: go to Google and type “yourname needs” into the search box (keep the quotes, but replace ‘yourname’ with, well, your name). Watch as hilarity ensues. Here’s what I need:

David needs a wash (and I do!) It’s Tony’s love [...]

Serenity, again.

In a recent post, I blathered on about Serenity and how wonderful it was. Well, I went and saw it again last night (my third viewing) with Mike, and it was just as good, if not better than ever before, and I think I saw Mike drying his eyes at the end. But [...]

On that note.

After mentioning Orson Scott Card, I found this fascinating article discussing Ender’s Game and the ethics of violence therein. Stuff you don’t notice when you read a book at the tender age of 14. So perhaps I should qualify myself–Card and I see eye-to-eye on many things, but that doesn’t mean I think [...]

My people.

A few years ago, I was introduced to the concept of “my people”–authors and thinkers whom I can really jam with (thanks, Eleanor!). At the time, I didn’t really know who my people were, but ever since, I’ve been building up a list. Currently, my list includes the following, in no particular order:

Douglas [...]


Well, I’m finally doing it. I’m upgrading to the new WordPress. The site may experience some technical difficulties over the next few hours, or weeks. :) Expect some design changes too. You have been warned.

Update 12-Oct – That went better than I expected. You’re now looking at the new [...]

Do you ever wonder? (in haiku)

Iodized salt. Why? Sodium thiosulfate? Why not just plain salt?