Monthly Archives: June 2002

Missionary activity

There was a perfect fundie story in today’s Guardian, at the end of the World cup section. Not online, so I shall type in the par I loved. It came from an interview with the 22 missionaries of the Northwest … Continue reading Continue reading

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Narrow road to the deep shit

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taking flight

We travelled yesterday to the Suffolk coast near Aldeburgh, to look at some of the work being done by Helen Gilbart, a painter currently working in the Geological museum in Cambridge. Continue reading

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a social disease

someone has put one of my addresses in the “from” of a spam. The first I knew about it ws this morning, when there were ten bounce messages in my own incoming spam folder; apparently I have been selling life … Continue reading Continue reading

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news on the brink

A friend of mine rang up about half an hour ago, from one of the papers. They had had a tip — well, a suggestive silence — from a member of the Crown Appointments Commission, the committee that shortlists the … Continue reading Continue reading

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worms engender wit

They are the most marvellous creatures. They can even make top ten jokes funny. The reason I had been going to the Ward lab was that it has quicktime of worm sperm so repulsive I needed to footnote the URL … Continue reading Continue reading

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rowan williams

Yet another article praising Rowan Williams in this morning’s Times. He is the outstanding candidate to become Archbishop of Canterbury. No journalist has seriously argued otherwise, no matter what bias they started with. The more closely he has been examined, … Continue reading Continue reading

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counting words

Word processors are written by programmers but used by writers. There are two things that show this in the case of OO. It has a command to select words by the line — which is a syntactic unit in programming … Continue reading Continue reading

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tricky stuff, DNA

I have been ploughing through Genes vii, the standard undergraduate text on modern genetics. For the first time in my life, I understand the appeal of Michael Behe’s arguments: everything in biology is unbelievably complicated when you look at it … Continue reading Continue reading

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So the mike was live!

this is an experiment in using Movable type. I hope that it will turn into something both fun and useful. For the moment there’s not much else to record of the day, except that I got to thinking how long … Continue reading Continue reading

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