Archives: October 2007

Obligatory pet posting

A new combination of pets now exists at the new place. There is Kota, of course, the stray I picked up four years ago. Her name is a double pun of sorts – she sounds like a MinnKota trolling motor, and I found her at the end of a long day. Kota tolerated H fairly

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My paper does not prove Genesis

A retired professor retracts his 42-year-old paper because creationists have been citing it. Well, technically, he retracted it because it was full of errors. But the situation is simultaniously amusing and sad at the same time. The null hypothesis on Genesis is a tough nut.

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It’s the Oil

London Review of Books. About the way I’ve been looking at it lately, though I am much more doubtful that those ‘super-bases’ would be successful in extending much power, completely dependent on airlifts as they are. I can see a scenario where the forces there end up trapped within the bases. When the top Democratic

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A brief period of gaming goodness

In the last few days, while actually getting some work done, I’ve managed to enjoy quite a bit of Orange Box goodness: Portal, Episode One, and Episode Two, to be particular. If I can get H to stop playing Sims 2 for a few minutes, I think she’d like Portal, which is to be quite

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Another book?

Occasionally I get in a ruminating mood and wonder if I’m doing everything in life that I really want to be doing. I read three of John Scalzi’s novels recently – he is a fresh, invigorating writer that writes very old school sci-fi, and I had one of these ruminating moods as an indirect result;

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Bad news

I almost never hear political news that I like. According to Fox, which has a certain interest in these things, Hillary is outpacing Obama: The poll also dispels the theory that Clinton is considered too polarizing, even within her own party, to win in the general election. On every question concerning her standing among Democrats,

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Shooting on campus

Last night, apparently, one of the UofM’s football players, Taylor Bradford, was shot in a car just off campus, possibly in the Central parking lot. He then crashed into a tree around Central and Zach Curlin, the northeast corner of campus, and died shortly thereafter, apparently from the gunshot wound. The police are characterizing this

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