Thursday, February 01, 2007

Al Gore Nominated for Peace Prize

Al Gore Nominated for Peace Prize

"A prerequisite for winning the Nobel Peace Prize is making a difference, and Al Gore has made a difference," Conservative Member of Parliament Boerge Brende, a former minister of environment and then of trade, told The Associated Press.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Now, *That's* a Presidential Speech

Washington’s Farewell Address Translated into Everyday Speech. And, the original. More on the farewell address at Wikipedia. Includes some useful-looking bibliographic sources.

Oh My God That Is The Coolest Thing Ever

The Beagle Project. Building and sailing a replica of The Beagle:

The replica Beagle will recreate the 1831-36 circumnavigation with international crews of aspiring young scientists aboard, following the same course and making similar landfalls to those made by HMS Beagle when Darwin was aboard. The crew will take part in modern sampling, observation and experiments in a range of disciplines: biology, geology, oceanography, physics and meteorology. Their work will be followed in labs and classrooms worldwide through an interactive website. They will also compare the climate and wildlife observations made by Darwin and the crew of the Beagle in the 1830s with conditions today.

Thank you for re-affirming my belief in humanity.

Homo sapiens. Thinking man. This is what we do.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Oh, he *is* a lawyer after all.

Then I agree with the California bar.

Yes, I know it flies in the face of all our cherished, slimy, greedy, etc., anti-lawyer stereotypes, but we are actually held to a *high* standard of professional responsibility.