Archive for December 27th, 2010

December 27th, 2010 - 5:51 pm § in Misc., Science

Ardipithecus and the research university

from the Berkeley Blog Kevin Padian, professor of paleontology and evolutionary biology at Berkeley (and a cousin of mine) has previoulsy spoken out against the farce of intelligent design, earning him an ironic comparison to Archie Bunker (click on image). His post in the Berkeley Blog addresses a [...]

December 27th, 2010 - 12:53 pm § in Uncategorized

Honest Labelling of Health Charities

Health charities .. charities built around key diseases from the AIDS Action Committee to the Zero (prostate) Foundation ….all ask for money.  As a recipient of moneys from one of these, the American Heart Association, I worry that the generosity of the public is strained by HUGE differences [...]

December 27th, 2010 - 1:38 am § in Misc., Politics

Third World in America I.

A boy can’t get to school because of crumbling roads and sewage. E.J. Montoya, 16, has the well-muscled shoulders of a football player and a glossy, black braid down his back. He is a member of the Santa Ana Pueblo, one of the 22 tribes in New Mexico. On the reservation, Montoya lives with his[...]