One Mealworm, Two Mealworms: More Evidence Birds Can Count – NYTimes.com. Clearly, maths is for the birds.
Foreign scientists write letter criticizing decline of Canadian federal research – The Globe and Mail. Okay, so I’ll leave this issue about the Harper government and science here: it’s enough, surely, that the international science community is taking aim, too, at the cretinous ideologues in the Conservative Party? On second thoughts, no – it’s not
If you think I’m being a little extreme, a little one-sided perhaps, about the Harper Conservatives’ narrow ideology, and preference for right-wing prejudice over research and evidence, try this: Scientists rail against imposed ignorance: Goar | Toronto Star. They used to say, if you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Seems the Conservatives have done the
A fabulous moment – in space-time, in science, in what we know and can imagine, and what we cannot know. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio… Detection of Waves in Space Buttresses Landmark Theory of Big Bang – NYTimes.com.
Skull Fossil Suggests Simpler Human Lineage – NYTimes.com. Progressive ideology might prefer the notion of a single evolutionary lineage for all humankind; patriotism – that ‘refuge of scoundrels’ – might delight in the fact that the line starts in (Southern) Africa: but Science, of course, knows not of ideology nor of patriotism, either. It’s all