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    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2011
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2011
    Ever late to the party, I'm only now hearing about Project Steve
    NCSE's "Project Steve" is a tongue-in-cheek parody of a long-standing creationist tradition of amassing lists of "scientists who doubt evolution" or "scientists who dissent from Darwinism."
    Creationists draw up these lists to try to convince the public that evolution is somehow being rejected by scientists, that it is a "theory in crisis." Not everyone realizes that this claim is unfounded. NCSE has been asked numerous times to compile a list of thousands of scientists affirming the validity of the theory of evolution. Although we easily could have done so, we have resisted. We did not wish to mislead the public into thinking that scientific issues are decided by who has the longer list of scientists!
    Project Steve pokes fun at this practice and, because "Steves" are only about 1% of scientists, it also makes the point that tens of thousands of scientists support evolution. And it honors the late Stephen Jay Gould, evolutionary biologist, NCSE supporter, and friend.
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2011
    ultimate badass headstones:


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    @taphead: YEP, THIS IS POLAND!

    some small town/village dance club, where people go to listen to shitty music and get in a fight (the stories I heard from one guy, oh my).
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    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2011
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    So, who are you again?

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    Where Is Now? The Paradox Of The Present

    Stranger still, the sky we see at any moment defines not a single past but multiple overlapping pasts of different depths. The star's image from 100 years ago and the galaxy image from 100 million years ago reach us at the same time. All of those "thens" define the same "now" for us.

    The multiple, foliated pasts comprising our present would be weird enough if it was just a matter of astronomy. But the simple truth is that every aspect of our personal "now" is a layered impression of a world already lost to the past.
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    @The Mighty Foamhead - Yeah Project Steve is cool. My Dad's on the list.
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2011
    As the next generation of spaceships is being conceived, should shuttle designers take their inspiration from sci-fi illustrators?
    Generations of schoolchildren, openly, and many adults, perhaps more guardedly, have delighted in fantastical depictions of space travel.
    From Star Wars back to 2001: A Space Odyssey and even further back to comic hero Dan Dare and Victorian illustrations for the stories of Jules Verne and HG Wells, the way spaceships should look has been an important issue - before the first rocket booster ever fired.
    But the fanciful reputation of sci-fi novels and films aside, the illustration of spacecraft might actually have a realistic place in the design of future vessels.
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2011
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    More of the Goodies

    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2011
    @greasemonkey This, at a slightly lowered volume combined with the louder triphop/ambient music I have in the background is kind of awesome.
    • CommentAuthorHelljin
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2011
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    Photobombing concert pictures.
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011 edited
    [Nothing to see here. Move along.]
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011