Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Postgenomic is a bit like slashdot for the life sciences set. It's not above the comprehension of a non-scientist such as me, though, so it also makes for some fulfilling blog reading, especially for me, since I'm usually stuck in the gloomy world of political blogs.sdf
Thanks to Postgenomic, I found a post on whether Dawkins hurts the evolutionist cause. What's new here is that the author convincingly points out that Dawkins really isn't even reaching most evangelical Christians, who only hear about him second-hand through their preacher, if at all. Note that I say most not all, because someone will try to falsify this with a sample size of on

Friday, March 24, 2006

Unintentional Gallows Humor

"The Prophet Muhammad has said several times that those who convert from Islam should be killed if they refuse to come back," says Ansarullah Mawlafizada, the trial judge.

"Islam is a religion of peace, tolerance, kindness and integrity. That is why we have told him if he regrets what he did, then we will forgive him," he told the BBC News website.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Weird Choice for Best Place to Work
Looking at a new Fortune 100 best-companies-Google-Maps mashup, which incidentally is on a desi site, I found that two of the top 20 are in Atlanta. One of them is HomeBanc and here's the cited reason:
Prayers frequently open meetings at this faith-based mortgage banker. Dr. Dwight Ike Reighard, a former pastor, is chief people officer-- he reports directly to the CEO and shepherds the company flock.
Now even if I were religious (and I once was quite religious) I wouldn't use this criterion to rate a workplace. And I'm not even going to touch the issue of breaking the law. (hat tip: Cool Google Maps.

Of the total 100, three are in Atlanta, two in Columbus, and one in Savannah.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The Best of Tuesday
Brett Marston summarizes tort law in one sentence.