Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Short History of Nearly Everything In Animation (Aliens Included)

Some many teachable moments in this clever video! Here’s how to use it…. Let your child watch it “just for fun” the first time. The second time you watch, ask them try to name the geological/ biological/ historical events represented. … Continue reading

Posted in Aliens and UFOs, History | 1 Comment

Well I’ll be damned- Mason Crumpacker Texan of the Year?

I wasn’t aware that the Dallas Morning News had a Texan of the Year award. I’m not sure how I feel about my daughter being on a list with some of these people. Some noble. Some notorious. I do find … Continue reading

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Mark Twain’s Mysterious Stranger (stranger and stranger)

“Strange! that you should not have suspected years ago – centuries, ages, eons, ago! – for you have existed, companionless, through all the eternities.” The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain I first read The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain (full … Continue reading

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The Evilution Fossil Song

Question: Is an Evilution Fossil Song “bad to the bone”? Need more evilutionary fun? TimeTree is a public knowledge-base for information on the evolutionary timescale of life. A search utility allows exploration of the thousands of divergence times among organisms … Continue reading

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Two Musical Offerings

Two very non-Christmas albums to brighten you day (and your intellect). Indie rocker Shelley Segal has just released her Atheist Album for download. (You can get yours on iTunes.) Here she sings Saved. Thank you, Michael Fisher The Shrewsbury Folk Festival fêted the … Continue reading

Posted in Charles Darwin, Gifts, Music | 2 Comments