News From Around The Blogosphere 8.30.08

August 31, 2008

Barack Obama answers Science Debate 2008 questions

More dirt on Sarah Palin – But if you’re Christian and insane, you’re going to love her!

A Northhampton museum is being accused of pandering to creationists by covering up a portion of text on a Darwin exhibit.

Crows can recognize faces.

Heavy metal monk

Reprogramming the pancreas – changing adult cells into other types of cells

Yesterday, Lori Lipman Brown of the Secular Coalition appeared on The Colbert Report during Stephen Colbert’s “Better Know a Lobby” segment. You can watch the segment here.

The Colbert Report segment humorously ended with Colbert singing “God Bless America,” which coincidentally happens to be at the center of this next story about a man considering legal action against the New York Yankees after he was ejected from Tuesday night’s contest against the Boston Red Sox for trying to use the restroom during the playing of “God Bless America.”

A skeptic takes on new job as “a major component of the face” of a still unknown and presumably Wall Street company – I for one am happy knowing an ethical skeptic is in such a high position.Congratulations to Jon Blumenfeld, who “has been on and around Wall Street since 1989, as a trader and researcher in interest rates and their associated financial products. Most recently he was an Interest Rate Strategist at Bear Stearns and Co., where he was named to Institutional Investor Magazine‚Äôs All-America Fixed Income Research team for Interest Rate Derivatives in 2007. He is looking forward to starting a new career, the details of which are in the final stages of negotiation.”

How astrology ruined Myanmar’s economy


The bank Jesus would have used . . . had he not been so down on usury.

Integrity’s employees regularly prayed before meetings or in branch lobbies with customers, while the bank gave 10 percent of its net income to charities.

“We felt if we prayed and obeyed God’s word and did what He asked, that He would help us be successful,” the bank’s founder, Steve Skow, told the Journal-Constitution in 2005.

What was god’s response? The bank failed.

No really interesting science news today.