Monthly Archives: July 2011

Five Favorites

Every morning after I check my email and skim the news headlines, I go to these five websites.  I’ve written about most of them before, but thought I’d combine them in one post to make it easier to check them … Continue reading

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Eris

The discovery of the dwarf planet Eris was announced on July 29, 2005.  It is the ninth largest body orbiting the Sun (yep, bigger than Pluto.)  It’s roughly one-quarter more massive than Pluto and one-quarter as massive as the Earth. Eris … Continue reading

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From My Garden

Just a reminder that summer is not all sweat and misery.

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Bye-Bye Borders

This doesn’t have anything to do with science or skepticism, but does come under the heading of “Things That Make People Mad.”  Unlike everyone else in the world (or so it seems,) the news that Borders will be closing all … Continue reading

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Pascal’s Wager

One thing that all atheists agree on (just kidding, all atheists don’t agree on anything except the absence of deities) is that if you ask us Pascal’s Wager we’ll think you’re an idiot.  Especially if you think you’re being original.  … Continue reading

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Evolution

I bought my husband a t-shirt from the NCSE (National Center for Science Education) that says “”My ancestors spent 3.8 billion years evolving out of the primordial ooze and all I got was this lousy t-shirt” on the front and “Teach … Continue reading

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Neptune Discovered

It was one year ago that Neptune was discovered–one Neptunian year, that is.  One year on Neptune is equivalent to 164.79 years on Earth.  That is one long year. Neptune is the farthest planet from the sun (sorry, Pluto) and was … Continue reading

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