Right now I’ve got Lead, Cadmium, Cobalt, Palladium, and Caesium playing.

This will be a tough procrastinator to overcome, I fear. Music and science and just plain cool.

http://www.nuclear.kth.se/radioactiveorchestra/

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This is a wonderful – not quite spoof.

It makes the point so clearly. If science cannot be taught, then where do you draw the line?

There are beliefs, and there are facts. Why is this so hard for people to separate?

See also:   http://rationallyspeaking.org/  “Bad Reasoning About Reasoning”

http://www.calamitiesofnature.com/archive/?c=547

Bacon, or Sex?

June 27, 2011

How to choose a religion, from SomeGreyBloke:

My Face Is Up Here

June 25, 2011

This would work far better for me if it were Guittard, or Droste, or Lindt…uh, okay. I’ll stop thinking about it now.

Yum.

Anyways :

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Fun Stuff to Watch

June 24, 2011

This is a great series. I love how they put labels on everything.

 

Hypocrisy Reigns

June 24, 2011

This speaks for itself.

Moral values. Yeah, right. (click to enlarge)

http://www.calamitiesofnature.com/archive/550.jpg

How could I not have known know about / The Cloud Appreciation Society /?

I, who so love clouds… who regularly pause to admire their intrinsic beauty, their infinite variety, their sweeping majesty or ephemeral mystery.

Mackerel speckled, fish bone stripes, rolling waves, cotton piles, anvil heads,  layered wonders… I can wax entirely and (probably) tiresomely prolix on the subject of clouds.

And yet, I never knew about this society.

It is in the UK, which partially explains it.

I once requested our library purchase a charming little book on clouds. How to identify the myriad varieties coupled with history, folk-lore. I thought it delightful, and was so pleased when the librarians agreed. (I assume they agreed, since they ordered it)

Clouds… water vapor, dust, particulate matter, pollution (alas) but, as with any scientific labeling, the knowledge of their form and function only makes them a greater delight.

I am a proud, and soon to be card-carrying member of the Society. How long for mail from the UK?

Many thanks to  / Krulwich Wonders / for the link.

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