Archive for December 22nd, 2010

December 22nd, 2010 - 5:01 pm § in Misc.

Missing Link Found! Neanderthals Persist and Believe in Creationism!

The tip of a girl’s ’s finger from a cave in Siberia’s Altai Mountains says the neanderthal genome lives on! see Nature Now what will our friends the creationists do? and what is there about the French and the Han having a common ancestor? In the meantime: “PRINCETON, NJ — Four[...]

December 22nd, 2010 - 4:18 pm § in Misc., Politics, UW

Robert Gates Named MTV “Man of the Year”

For those not in the know, the UW is looking for new president and Robert Gates has been rumored to be on the list. So .. it is exciting to see that  MTV’s college network, mtvU, has crowned Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as its “Man of the Year.” See more at Huff Post.[...]

December 22nd, 2010 - 1:47 pm § in UW

Oh too Cautious Statement on Academic Freedom

(disclaimer:  I have taken the academic freedom of retouching a picture of Cary  Nelson to look like Santa and me!) Cary Nelson, current President of the national AAUP, has a year ending post on the most important tenet of the AAUP, Academic Freedom.  Sadly, what comes off is an overly legalistic[...]