Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Winter Solstice

And remember the reason for the season: the 23.5 degree tilt of the Earth's axis of rotation.

(ducks the inevitable lightning bolt)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

what the $*#&$((

someone has hijacked my paleoprof google account so if you're getting e mails from Paleoprof until further notice it's not me.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Two graphs noted without comment

... mostly because it's just depressing.

This chart depicts the public acceptance of evolution theory in 34 countries in 2005. Adults were asked to respond to the statement: "Human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals." The percentage of respondents who believed this to be true is marked in blue; those who believed it to be false, in red; and those who were not sure, in yellow.

It's a little small click to embigen if you need to.

Monday, December 8, 2008

here we go

I have a student who wants to withdraw .... for some sort of vague transportation reason. There are like 3 classes left??!!?? Next semester I'm carrying a sword instead of a meter stick. Might cut down on the STUPID requests/questions.

There can be only one...