Archive for date: January 13, 2005

MSNBC – Judge nixes evolution textbook stickers

January 13, 2005 | Bad Science, Stupidity | By: Mark VandeWettering

MSNBC – Judge nixes evolution textbook stickers A federal judge Thursday ordered a suburban Atlanta school system to remove stickers from its high school biology textbooks that call evolution “a theory, not a fact,” saying the disclaimers are an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. The complete decision is here. The Judge claimed that the stickers failed […]

Brainwagon Radio: New Years Goals, Women in Podcasting and a Mellow Track

January 13, 2005 | Audioblogs and Podcasting, Brainwagon Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Where your host talks a bit about his goals for the New Year, chats about the newly announced Apple Mini and iPod Shuffle, rambles (probably incoherently) about the perceived gap between men and women in technical fields, and finishes with a mellow track from online record label Magnatune. Some links: Do you really need a […]

Cassini snaps pictures of Iapetus

January 13, 2005 | Astronomy, Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

The Cassini probe has taken some awfully nice pictures, including this one of the moon Iapetus. The equatorial ridge is really very odd. The most unique, and perhaps most remarkable feature discovered on Iapetus in Cassini images is a topographic ridge that coincides almost exactly with the geographic equator. The ridge is conspicuous in the […]

Python Gadget of the Day – Pydot

January 13, 2005 | General, Python | By: Mark VandeWettering

pydot is an interface to the GraphViz suite of programs for drawing abstract graphs and networks. Nifty. I’ve had need of such a thing quite a few times, and it only took me about two minutes to convert a part of my home directory hierarchy into the picture on the right. Fun stuff. Not that […]