Reasonable Words

“She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.” — W. Somerset Maughan

Colbert Nation: Mobilize!

colbertMSNBC: Stephen Colbert guns for space station title

I think it’s hysterical when stodgy, square, struggling-to-stay-relevant traditional* media try to cover hip, relevant things the better to appear hip and relevant.**

Anyway, this is where you go if you want to subvert what was likely a well-intentioned attempt by NASA to make the public more aware of the space program. You know, like I did.

* Since I’m sleeping with an editor, and to prove I’m not a heartless bitch: I found this column by Nancy Mitchell of the recently-shuttered Rocky Mountain Times quite poignant.

**Or when they do things like use Twitter. Or when they Twitter. Or Tweet. Or encourage you to leave a Tweet. Whathefuckever.

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Filed under: Dropping Science, Geeking Out, I Boss You, Things that tickle me

Inherit the Windbags

Half of Britons reject evolution, Darwin anniversary survey finds

James Williams, a lecturer at Sussex University, said: “Creationists ask if ¬≠people believe in evolution. Evolution is a theory and a fact. You accept it because of the evidence. What the creationists have done is put a cloak of pseudo-science to wrap up their religious belief.”

Take heart; they’ll die out eventually.

Filed under: Dropping Science, Limies

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