Selling term papers

I had heard that you can buy term papers online, though I never encountered one in my classes (I didn’t assign term papers in undergraduate evolution classes). But a ping on one of my posts, in particular the one criticizing Agustín Fuentes’s Science op-ed indicting Charles Darwin for sexism and racism, alerted me that one … Continue reading Selling term papers

Virtual Darwin Day event on human evolution: tomorrow

This will take place tomorrow, and it’s an online discussion of Darwin’s ideas about human evolution. Among the several scientists involved is Janet Browne, who featured in this morning’s post. It’s also free, unless you want to make a donation. The sponsor is the Leakey Foundation. (h/t Dom) Date: Sat, February 13, 2021 Time: 1:00 … Continue reading Virtual Darwin Day event on human evolution: tomorrow

Saturday: Hili dialogue

Greetings on a CatSaturday, December 3, 2022: It’s National Peppermint Latte Day. Shoot me now! This vile “libation” instantiates Coyne’s Fifth Law: “All snacks ultimately evolve toward candy” (granola bars, fizzy water, and now lattes.) It’s also National Apple Pie Day, but then things go downhill, for it’s also National Green Bean Casserole Day and … Continue reading Saturday: Hili dialogue

Saturday: Hili dialogue

We’re at Thanksgiving CatSaturday: November 26, 2022: National Cake Day. My favorites in the genre are carrot cake with cream-cheese frosting and pineapple upside-down cake. It’s also Good Grief Day, celebrating the creator of “Peanuts”, Charles Schulz, born on this day in 1922, and Small Business Saturday. And that’s it: a thin day for celebrations. … Continue reading Saturday: Hili dialogue

Does anybody want to read a long paper?

I really did try to read this Science paper about urban ecology and systemic racism, first reading it quickly, as I’m wont to do, and then starting to delve in, “perusing” it in the proper sense. But I had to give up on several grounds:its  length (18 pages, one of the longest papers I’ve ever … Continue reading Does anybody want to read a long paper?

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

We’ve reached the Ides of May: Wednesday, May 15, 2019. It’s National Chocolate Chip Day, but of course you don’t eat them on your own (unless you’re stoned). It’s also International Conscientious Objectors Day, which I’ll celebrate because I was one. The big news is of course the odious Alabama abortion bill, but we’ll get … Continue reading Wednesday: Hili dialogue

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Hola from Puebla, Mexico, where the weather is predicted to be full-on sunny for the three more days I’ll be here, with highs between 72 and 78° F  (22-26°C). Posting will be light today as I’ve a lot to see and do.  There are old friends here—I rode in from the airport with Robyn Blumer … Continue reading Friday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

As the Aussies say, “Gooday, mates”. It’s May 15, 2017, and another damn Monday. It’s also National Chocolate Chip Day, promulgated by Big Chocolate. Meh. But I am celebrating International Conscientious Objectors Day, as I was one of them. I abjure violence (though I likely would  have fought in a “just war” like WWII), and the last time … Continue reading Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ glossolalia

Glossolalia, or speaking in tongues, is a special habit of American Christians, though other Christians in other countries use it too.  Both Dan Barker and Jerry DeWitt, once evangelical preachers, told me recently that although they’re now diehard atheists, they sometimes still speak in tongues when they’re alone, for they find it relaxing. The Jesus and Mo artist highlights … Continue reading Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ glossolalia