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Chambers Street/WTC Subway Art, 25

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Oculus #25, 1998.
Stone mosaic on walls throughout Chambers Street station complex (A & C trains); also, there is a stone and glass floor mosaic at Park Place entrance, which connects to this station via a tunnel.
Artists: Andrew Ginzel & Kristin Jones.
Image: GrrlScientist, 3 January 2009 [larger view].

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Debate: Does Religion Make People Better?

Mar 31 2009 Published by under Uncategorized

What: A public presentation, "Does Religion Make People Better?"
Where: Lolita Bar at 266 Broome St., at the corner of Allen St. [map]
When: tomorrow, beginning at 8:00 pm.
Cost: free and open to the public. The debate will be held in the basement, and the bar takes cash only.

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Carnivalia

Mar 31 2009 Published by under Uncategorized

Here's the latest carnivalia for you to read and enjoy;
Family Life Blog Carnival, part 2. This blog carnival has SO many submissions that they published it in two parts. WOW! Don't we all wish we were so lucky? (hint, hint, to all you kind people who are madly writing about spineless creatures so you can send me your submissions before 6 April)

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Porttikäytävä, 2

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Porttikäytävä, 2
Photographed on Suomenlinna on Kalevalapaäivä (Kalevala Day).
This is one of my favorite places to visit in Helsinki, Finland.
Image: GrrlScientist, 28 February 2009 [larger view].

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Mystery Bird: Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivali

Mar 31 2009 Published by under Birding, Mystery Birds, Ornithology

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[Mystery bird] Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivali, photographed in Minnehaha County, South Dakota. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow]
Image: Terry Sohl, 19 January 2009 [larger view].
Photo taken with Canon 50D, 400 5.6L lens.

Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.

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Occam's Razor Is Simply Wrong!

Mar 31 2009 Published by under Humor, Religion, Satire, Streaming videos

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This streaming video is a brilliant example of the topic that it addresses, discussing religion, the incorrectness of Occam's Razor and the secret ninjas who destroyed the World Trade Towers using a controlled demolition on 11 September 2001. The argument? The most complicated, difficult explanation is usually the right one. Because God is infinite (and infinitely complicated) [4:16]

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Scientia is Seeking Submissions

Mar 31 2009 Published by under Uncategorized


Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux).

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
-- Sir Francis Bacon.
Since Tangled Bank has gone the way of the Dodo (Passenger Pigeon, Carolina Parakeet, Ivory-Billed Woodpecker -- insert the name of your favorite extinct species here) and will probably never be seen again, despite promises to the contrary, there is a huge hole in the science writing blogosphere. A hole that must be filled. So I am proposing to do just that: I am starting a new science blog carnival, Scientia, which will be be THE science blog writing carnival.

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Chambers Street/WTC Subway Art, 24

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Oculus #24, 1998.
Stone mosaic on walls throughout Chambers Street station complex (A & C trains); also, there is a stone and glass floor mosaic at Park Place entrance, which connects to this station via a tunnel.
Artists: Andrew Ginzel & Kristin Jones.
Image: GrrlScientist, 3 January 2009 [larger view].

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Carnivalia

Mar 30 2009 Published by under Uncategorized

Here's the latest carnivalia for you to enjoy;
Book Review blog carnival, 14th edition. If you skim this carnival quickly, you will notice that the vast majority of books that are being reviewed here has always been and continues to be non-fiction works. (Kinda interesting, methinks).
Everything Worth Reading, this blog carnival focuses on any topic that the host deems worth reading .. although I assume that overall writing quality also plays a role in this decision-making process.
Observations on Life blog carnival, which is a rather eclectic collection of links to a wide variety of topics.

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Suomenlahti

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Photographed on Suomenlinna on Kalevalapaäivä (Kalevala Day).
This is one of my favorite places to visit in Helsinki, Finland.
Image: GrrlScientist, 28 February 2009 [larger view].

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