Part of Image:Planetary society.jpg Original caption: “Founding of the Planetary Society Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray and Louis Friedman, the founders of The Planetary Society at the time of signing the papers formally incorporating the organization. The fourth person is Harry Ashmore, an advisor, who greatly helped in the founding of the Society. Ashmore was a Pulitizer Prize winning journalist and leader in the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
G’day, and happy Sunday! This last week, two big things happened:
First, I finally got to game again, and was able to give my old 2007 iMac to Christopher, over at Ravens ‘N Pennies, who decided it would make a good media center with it’s large monitor screen, and fair sound system. Second, it was the second week in a row that I’ve been able to blog thoughout the week on my new blogging protocol and still get things done.
There were pictures and videos taken during a walk on the beach this Friday, and some of those will make it to this weeks installment of Wordless Wotan’s Day. Ye Greate Olde Ones, I love my iPad… but enough of that for now. There will be more walking outside when the weather gets a little less chilly… *tentacles metaphorically crossed*
I found out that one of my friends, Carl, from over at Virginian Opinions, had been diagnosed with an unpleasant visitor of the carcinomic sort, and has recently undergone surgery to have it expelled.
Here’s hoping he recovers fully soon, without any recurrence, but one never knows. He’s been lucky to get this caught so early.
I’m currently on a project for creating a set of deckplans for a starship owned by one of my old SF villains, using a modified Mandelbox as a sort of biological cube. This coming Thursday I’ll post the results of the project, with the sliced images I’ll be using to draw the deckplans by hand. Should be a good opportunity to practice and try out my sketch tablet and software on the laptop.
I’ll also be doing more memes, and have posted two in the last week, both included with this post’s blog links. Whatever hemisphere you’re on, stay warm or cool as the case may be, and I’ll be back with Monday’s post, barring any weirdness.
My Weekly Blogs Roundup
*There are no such characters, but it would be frightfully silly and cute if there were.
Roundup of The Other Blogs
The Odd, the Strange & the Sciencey
- CFP: Interdisciplinary Symposium on Gef, the ‘talking mongoose’
- Gender Tests for Iran Footballers After Men Caught in Womens’ National Team O, Maiii, Ceiling Cat!
- Olympics-Islamist Group Prays for Earthquake in Sochi
- Satanic Killers Sentencing Postponed Killing in service to superstition…THIS is the harm that belief in woo can and does result in. What exactly were they thinking?
- More Americans Think Astrology is Science …even though it’s failed all rigorous tests of statistical confirmation, is based on an outdated cosmology, and has no real theoretical leg to stand on. *facepalm*
- Priest in Zimbabwe disappears in river…Mermaids to blame Really? Mermaids? Apart from fictional pseudo-documentaries on Animal Planet, there’s no such thing.
- ‘Big Cat’ Spotted at Horseshoe Point could be Missing Dog Mister Eccles is jealous that it wasn’t he who keeps being sighted…
- A Result Ten Times Fishier Than Expected
- New Fossil Bed Found by Scientists Hailed as Motherlode As a natural history buff, I’m eager to see what new and wonderful things will be found, what bygone creatures will be discovered!
- Graves’ Discover Afects Mississipi Medical School’s Plans Rather macabre…I wonder how many other burial sites have such an interesting history, all too easily forgotten?
- That Viral Chart Predicting Another 1929 Stock Market Crash? — It’s Absurd …a textbook example of pseudo-economic charlatanry to panic people. Beware of double Y-axes…
- Sir David Attenborough: Enough with the Creationists and Climate Change Deniers! One of the foremost naturalists of our time has finally had his fill of antiscientific nonsense. On Creationists:
“If somebody says to me ‘I believe every word of the Bible is true,’ you can’t argue against that degree of irrationality…there is actually a way of looking at the natural world and seeing the evidence and it’s all there. And what’s more it’s the same evidence whether it’s in Australia or Northern Europe or wherever. It’s all the same—it all produces the same answer and you can all see the evidence—if you reject that then there’s nothing I can say.”
- The return of the revenge of high dose vitamin C for cancer
- After 75 years of AA, it’s time to admit we have a problem
- Oldest Ichthyosaur Babies Found: Fossils Reveal Reptiles Had Live Birth
- Psychiatric Times retracts essay on “satanic ritual abuse.”
- Alien abduction author Stan Romanek arrested for child porn Oh, dear…Whether or not the charges stick, I’d say he’s no stranger to weirdness, and this coming from a Lovecraftian. ;-)
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