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  • Astonishing DNA complexity demolishes neo-Darwinism

    02/11/2009 12:34:23 PM PST · by js1138 · 31 replies · 2,444+ views
    JOURNAL OF CREATION ^ | 2007 | Alex Williams
    The traditional understanding of DNA has recently been transformed beyond recognition. DNA does not, as we thought, carry a linear, one-dimensional, one-way, sequential code—like the lines of letters and words on this page. And the 97% in humans that does not carry protein-coding genes is not, as many people thought, fossilized ‘junk’ left over from our evolutionary ancestors. DNA information is overlapping-multi-layered and multi-dimensional; it reads both backwards and forwards; and the ‘junk’ is far more functional than the protein code, so there is no fossilized history of evolution. No human engineer has ever even imagined, let alone designed an...
  • Vatican endorses Darwin, slights intelligent design - Creationism is a cultural phenomenon ...

    02/11/2009 10:04:53 AM PST · by js1138 · 64 replies · 3,091+ views
    The Register ^ | 11th February 2009 13:02 GMT | Joe Fay
    The Vatican gave the Creationist lobby a left right sign of the cross today, announcing it would stage a conference on Darwinism next month and declaring that it was one of the Fathers of the Church that thought up the idea in the first place. At one point the conference at the Pontifical Gregorian University wasn't going to give Creationism or Intelligent Design a hearing at all. But apparently the organisers have relented, and will consider Intelligent Design as a "cultural phenomenon" rather than as a valid scientific theory, giving US-based IDers the chance to be smirked at by a...
  • On the Origin of Life on Earth

    01/16/2009 12:31:14 PM PST · by js1138 · 51 replies · 2,819+ views
    Science ^ | January 8, 2009 | Carl Zimmer
    An Amazon of words flowed from Charles Darwin's pen. His books covered the gamut from barnacles to orchids, from geology to domestication. At the same time, he filled notebooks with his ruminations and scribbled thousands of letters packed with observations and speculations on nature. Yet Darwin dedicated only a few words of his great verbal flood to one of the biggest questions in all of biology: how life began.
  • Camp Obama

    10/01/2008 7:25:05 AM PDT · by js1138 · 31 replies · 2,085+ views
    Hillary Clinton Forum ^ | 09-26-2008, 02:33 AM | Paul F. Villarreal
    They already have them. They're called "Camp Obama." These things are geared towards imparting the Alinskyite/ACORN way to the unsuspecting participants. There is also the Obama Youth programs. Not sure if they're called this, explicitly, but this is what they are. Conscious programs to manipulate young people to try to influence their parents to vote for Obama, and to woo the youths to become cultists like the elder Kool-Aiders. See more on the Obama Youth here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6_eIQQpDGQ
  • Vatican evolution congress to exclude creationism, intelligent design

    09/16/2008 8:17:08 PM PDT · by js1138 · 58 replies · 2,858+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | Sep-16-2008 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Speakers invited to attend a Vatican-sponsored congress on the evolution debate will not include proponents of creationism and intelligent design, organizers said. ... He said arguments "that cannot be critically defined as being science, or philosophy or theology did not seem feasible to include in a dialogue at this level and, therefore, for this reason we did not think to invite" supporters of creationism and intelligent design.
  • Creationism and the advance of counterknowledge

    09/16/2008 1:11:04 PM PDT · by js1138 · 81 replies · 2,331+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Friday, September 12, 2008 | Damian Thompson
    The 21st century is plagued by wild speculation and fantasies dressed up in graphs and tables and diagrams to look like independently verifiable fact. For example, Muslim lobbyists are currently pouring millions of pounds into producing bogus "atlases of creation", lavishly decorated with photographs and charts "proving" that every living species was created at the same time. This material is currently being delivered free of charge to schools all over Europe. If it emanated from fundamentalist Christian America, I suspect it would be dumped in the wastepaper basket. But schools are more wary of offending the views of Muslim or...
  • Copyright infringement in “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed”

    04/10/2008 10:19:39 AM PDT · by js1138 · 31 replies · 1,628+ views
    NSCEWEB ^ | April 9, 2008 | David Bolinsky
    April 9, 2008 Logan Craft Chairman Premise Media Corporation Suite K 1850 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 Re: Copyright infringement in “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” Dear Mr. Craft: This letter will constitute notice to you, as Chairman of Premise Media Corporation, of the copyright infringement by your corporation, and its subsidiary, Rampant Films, of material produced by XVIVO LLC, in which XVIVO holds a copyright. It has come to our intention that Premise Media and Rampant Films has produced a film entitled “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” which is scheduled for commercial release and distribution on April 18,...
  • Ben Stein: Win His Career

    04/09/2008 7:27:17 AM PDT · by js1138 · 278 replies · 2,286+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, April 09, 2008 | Roger Friedman
    After seeing a new non-fiction film starring Comedy Central’s Ben Stein, you may not only be able to win his money, but also his career. Stein is that whiny little guy with the monotone voice that makes him seem funny and an unlikely "character" for TV appearances. But that career may be over come April 18 when a movie he co-wrote, narrates and appears in, called "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," is released. Directed by one Nathan Frankowski, "Expelled" is a sloppy, all-over-the-place, poorly made (and not just a little boring) "expose" of the scientific community. It’s not very exciting. But...
  • Intelligent Design, and Other Dumb Ideas

    11/15/2007 5:26:11 AM PST · by js1138 · 406 replies · 2,580+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/15/2007 | Mac Johnson
    A few short years ago, nobody had ever heard of “Intelligent Design” (ID). Today it is alleged to be one of the hot button issues of our times, the latest front in the culture wars. The sudden prominence of ID is traceable, in my opinion, to two factors. One is that, even ten years ago, ID had enough confidence and honesty to go by its birth name, “Creationism.” Whereas today, it has been dressed up in a lab coat and a mail order Ph.D. and is trying to pass itself off as a scientific theory, thus the sudden re-branding as...
  • The Debate Continues

    10/23/2007 5:53:57 AM PDT · by js1138 · 205 replies · 4,802+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 10/23/2007 | Dave Lone Ranger
    There's been some complaining on the original thread about hijacking, so I'm offering a chance for you guys to continue the debate without all the distracting comments. I'd suggest not pinging anyone until the debate is finished. Here's a rcap of the debate so far. The first argument is in brown; the reply to part one of the first argument is in green.
  • Ahmadinejad calls for purge of liberal teachers

    09/05/2006 7:41:00 AM PDT · by js1138 · 60 replies · 3,503+ views
    CNEWS ^ | September 5, 2006 | NASSER KARIMI
    Ahmadinejad calls for purge of liberal teachers By NASSER KARIMI   TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Tuesday for a purge of liberal and secular teachers from the country's universities, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported in another step back to 1980s-style radicalism. "Today, students should shout at the president and ask why liberal and secular university lecturers are present in the universities," the agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying during a meeting with a group of students. Ahmadinejad complained that changes in the country's universities were difficult to accomplish and that the country's educational system...
  • ADL Blasts Christian Supremacist TV Special & Book Blaming Darwin For Hitler

    08/22/2006 2:04:20 PM PDT · by js1138 · 863 replies · 11,586+ views
    The Anti-Defamation League ^ | August 22, 2006 | The Anti-Defamation League
    ADL Blasts Christian Supremacist TV Special & Book Blaming Darwin For Hitler New York, NY, August 22, 2006 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today blasted a television documentary produced by Christian broadcaster Dr. D. James Kennedy's Coral Ridge Ministries that attempts to link Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to Adolf Hitler and the atrocities of the Holocaust. ADL also denounced Coral Ridge Ministries for misleading Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute for the NIH, and wrongfully using him as part of its twisted documentary, "Darwin's Deadly Legacy." After being contacted by the ADL about...
  • World Trade Center Memorial Design - Sciame Report Released

    06/20/2006 9:41:26 PM PDT · by js1138 · 22 replies · 2,015+ views
    LDMC ^ | 6/20/2006 | Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
    Governor George E. Pataki and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the release of the Sciame Report, which outlines a plan to bring the World Trade Center Memorial and Memorial Museum in line with the established $500 million budget. The analysis is the result of a month long process spearheaded by builder Frank Sciame, CEO of FJ Sciame Construction Company and Sciame Development. Included in the process were victims’ families, Lower Manhattan business and residential communities, members of the memorial jury, architects and other stakeholders. The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) will immediately begin a seven day public comment period....
  • Daylong events mark 10th anniversary of ValueJet Flight 592 crash

    05/11/2006 7:19:47 PM PDT · by js1138 · 8 replies · 1,057+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Thu, May. 11, 2006email thisprint this | CHARLES RABIN
    They can never be forgotten. Family members will not let it happen, and neither will investigators who toiled for months looking for answers in the heat and muck of the Everglades, dodging jagged coral rock and pesky alligators.
  • Crazy Quilt Sells for $11,100 on eBay

    05/09/2006 6:44:36 PM PDT · by js1138 · 27 replies · 2,579+ views
    ebay ^ | 05/09/2006 | Self
  • The Other Intelligent Design Theories

    04/04/2006 1:17:19 PM PDT · by js1138 · 76 replies · 2,990+ views
    The Skeptic ^ | March, 2006 | David Brin
    The Other Intelligent Design Theories Intelligent Design is only one of many “alternatives” to Darwinian evolution by David Brin There is rich irony in how the present battle over Creationism v. Darwinism has taken shape, and especially the ways that this round differs from previous episodes. A clue to both the recent success — and the eventual collapse — of “Intelligent Design” can be found in its name, and in the new tactics that are being used to support its incorporation into school curricula. In what must be taken as sincere flattery, these tactics appear to acknowledge just how deeply...
  • From Luke to Anakin: Growing Up on 'Star Wars'

    05/19/2005 5:56:43 AM PDT · by js1138 · 53 replies · 3,530+ views
    BOX OFFICE MOJO ^ | May 18, 2005 | Scott Holleran
    snip... That raises the cultural context, which was the war in Vietnam, initiated by communists and bungled by politicians, and the Watergate scandal, which magnified the minutiae just when America needed to get serious about its philosophy. But America was in the grip of the hippies, who held American values in contempt, and they were having an impact in Hollywood. Fiery Katharine Hepburn and sunny Doris Day had all but departed from pictures, versatile Sidney Poitier had been vilified in his prime for being an Uncle Tom, and classy Cary Grant and upright Gary Cooper had given way to sniveling,...
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Review

    04/28/2005 10:44:46 AM PDT · by js1138 · 258 replies · 8,187+ views
    cinemablend.com ^ | 4/28/2005 | Joshua Tyler
    Starring: Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, John Malkovich, Warwick Davis, Alan Rickman (voice), Stephen Fry (voice) It opens with a perfectly choreographed dolphin musical number, and ends with the disembodied head of deceased author Douglas Adams. This is the long awaited adaptation of his novel, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” and as the dolphins flawlessly perform their rendition of “So Long and Thanks for All the Fish” you’ll realize you’re in for one hell of a ride. Don’t panic. It only gets a little weirder.
  • Giardia Bares All: Parasite genes reveal long sexual history

    02/07/2005 1:15:22 PM PST · by js1138 · 171 replies · 4,569+ views
    Science News Online ^ | Jan. 29, 2005 | Christen Brownlee
    Giardia Bares All: Parasite genes reveal long sexual history Christen Brownlee While it hasn't yet been caught in the act, a single-celled parasite has been ready for sex for billions of years. A new research finding provides evidence that sexual reproduction started as soon as life forms that have nuclei and organelles within their cells branched off from their structurally simpler ancestors. The parasite Giardia intestinalis is well known for causing a diarrheal disease that animals and people contract after drinking contaminated water. Many researchers consider this species to be one of the most ancient living members of the eukaryote,...
  • Links to Official State Results

    11/02/2004 4:08:40 PM PST · by js1138 · 69 replies · 1,720+ views
    State Government Sources ^ | 11/2/2004 | State Government Sources
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  • Is there an internet outage???

    10/22/2004 9:28:40 AM PDT · by js1138 · 23 replies · 1,680+ views
    vanity | 10/22/2004 | vanity
    I have been talking to a tech at bellsouth.net, and he says there is an internet backbone crash in California that is affecting eBay, MSN, and a lot of other stuff. Yes, I seem to be logged into FR, but many other sites are unavailable, including google.
  • Harry Potter Birthday Card Shuts Down Post Office

    07/15/2004 12:46:32 PM PDT · by js1138 · 34 replies · 2,559+ views
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 10:16 pm EDT July 14, 2004 | thedenverchannel.com
    Harry Potter Birthday Card Shuts Down Post Office Teen Apparently Adds 'Floo Powder' To Help Envelope Travel POSTED: 10:16 pm EDT July 14, 2004 UPDATED: 12:50 am EDT July 15, 2004 BUCKNER, Mo. -- A birthday card to a fictional character shut down a Missouri post office for two hours on Wednesday, KMBC-TV in Kansas City reported. A worker at the Buckner post office spotted white powder on an envelope. The office was sealed off and hazmat crews were called in to check out the situation. "It's not every day you get a letter with white powder all over it,"...
  • I am the very model of a presidential candidate

    05/04/2004 9:43:06 PM PDT · by js1138 · 71 replies · 1,736+ views
    Self | 5/5/04 | Self
    I am the very model of a presidential candidate, From character to senator I know what to assassinate I lobby for the victims of injustice and adversities And care for those disabled when compared to my abilities. I've slept with movie stars and yachted with the Kennedys, I've copied their initials and shared in their amenities; And in the field of foreign wars my service is distinguished As soon as all the ugly rumors are extinguished. As soon as all the ugly rumors are extinguished. As soon as all the ugly rumors are extinguished. As soon as all the ugly...
  • Computer experiments are transforming mathematics

    04/29/2004 4:51:42 PM PDT · by js1138 · 43 replies · 2,093+ views
    Science News ^ | April 24, 2004 | Erica Klarreich
    Math Lab Computer experiments are transforming mathematics Erica KlarreichMany people regard mathematics as the crown jewel of the sciences. Yet math has historically lacked one of the defining trappings of science: laboratory equipment. Physicists have their particle accelerators; biologists, their electron microscopes; and astronomers, their telescopes. Mathematics, by contrast, concerns not the physical landscape but an idealized, abstract world. For exploring that world, mathematicians have traditionally had only their intuition. Now, computers are starting to give mathematicians the lab instrument that they have been missing. Sophisticated software is enabling researchers to travel further and deeper into the mathematical universe. They're...
  • Are Saddam's WMDs in Libya? (Rush Limbaugh Show)

    03/29/2004 10:21:31 AM PST · by js1138 · 77 replies · 1,896+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show | 3/29/2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    Are Iraq's WMDs in Libya? Rush is discussing this right now.
  • One Page Wonders, Part I (Democrats Speak Out)

    03/26/2004 4:06:23 PM PST · by js1138 · 9 replies · 176+ views
    Various sources ^ | 3/26/2004 | Compilation of FR sources
    This is the first of what I hope will be a series of one page, printable documents dealing with the election. I hope you will have the patience to read through to the punch line. Democrats Speak Out Against Tasteless Humor ''Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere ... "George Bush, March 24, 2004 ''This is a very serious issue,'' Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe said Friday on ''Good Morning America'' on ABC. ''We've lost hundreds of troops, as you know, over there. Let's not be laughing about not being able to find weapons of mass...
  • Clarke's complicity in crash cover-up

    03/24/2004 4:31:03 PM PST · by js1138 · 104 replies · 1,327+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 24, 2004 | Jack Cashill
    Clarke's complicity in crash cover-up Posted: March 24, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Jack Cashill © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com While counter-terrorism expert and man-of-the-hour Richard Clarke is in a chatty mood, someone might choose to ask him what he knows about TWA Flight 800. If no one in the media will, perhaps retired United Airline pilot Ray Lahr will get the chance to put Clarke under oath. Lahr next goes to court on April 5 in Los Angeles to advance his suit against the National Transportation Safety Board, the CIA and a reluctant Boeing for their role in creating the CIA's preposterous zoom-climb animation,...
  • Evolution Encoded (Scientific American March 2004)

    03/23/2004 5:04:32 PM PST · by js1138 · 123 replies · 922+ views
    Scientific American ^ | March 22, 2004 | Stephen J. Freeland and Laurence D. Hurst
    March 22, 2004 Evolution Encoded New discoveries about the rules governing how genes encode proteins have revealed nature's sophisticated "programming" for protecting life from catastrophic errors while accelerating evolution By Stephen J. Freeland and Laurence D. Hurst On April 14, 2003, scientists announced to the world that they had finished sequencing the human genome--logging the three billion pairs of DNA nucleotides that describe how to make a human being. But finding all the working genes amid the junk in the sequence remains a further challenge, as does gaining a better understanding of how and when genes are activated and...
  • Ohio's Critical Analysis of Evolution

    03/13/2004 11:53:26 AM PST · by js1138 · 802 replies · 1,365+ views
    Critical Evaluation of Evolution ^ | March 2004 | Ohio State Board of Education
    Critical Analysis of Evolution – Grade 10   Life Sciences Benchmark HDescribe a foundation of biological evolution as the change in gene frequency of a population over time. Explain the historical and current scientific developments, mechanisms and processes of biological evolution. Describe how scientists continue to investigate and critically analyze aspects of evolutionary theory. (The intent of this benchmark does not mandate the teaching or testing of intelligent design.) Indicator 23Describe how scientists continue to investigate and critically analyze aspects of evolutionary theory. (The intent of this indicator does not mandate the teaching or testing of intelligent design.)  Scientific Ways of Knowing Benchmark AExplain...
  • Has There Ever Been A Day Like Today On FR?

    03/11/2004 6:11:15 PM PST · by js1138 · 27 replies · 352+ views
    Free Republic | 3/11/2004 | Various
    Spain - At least one explosion at Madrid train station [186 dead, over 1000 wounded, graphic photos](BREAKING) ARABIC TAPE AND DETONATORS FOUND IN VAN IN MADRID - SPANISH MINISTERWinterSoldier . Com Exclusive! Kerry on Meet the Press VIDEO Admitting to War Crimes!Congresswoman's husband indictedKofi Annan's son implicated in Oil for Food!Accused spy for Iraq worked for California congresswoman (Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose)AP: ACCUSED SPY IS COUSIN OF BUSH STAFFER McCain warns FEC to act on 'soft' cash Arab newspaper receives Spain bombing claim on behalf of al-QaedaWhopper of the Week: John Kerry DID JOHN KERRY PRETEND TO BE IRISH Blix...
  • Understanding the Stalking Horse Wesley Clark (Strange analysis)

    02/12/2004 6:59:05 PM PST · by js1138 · 5 replies · 4,862+ views
    Axis of Logic ^ | Feb 12, 2004, 17:46 | Craig B. Hulet
    BREAKING NEWS: CLARK'S SHOT! - AT KERRY! By Craig B. Hulet Feb 12, 2004, 17:46 Email this article Printer friendly page Understanding the Stalking Horse Wesley Clark This article below is both polemical and accusatory; it is a stray from what I would normally write, but I think it needs to be said, you do not have to agree nor even like it. It troubles me enough to have written it. It was written months ago when Wesley Clark, a consummate “insider,” corporate player upon retirement, millionaire with a little help from his friends and stalking horse for the Bush...
  • Anyone having trouble with earthlink

    01/27/2004 1:48:48 PM PST · by js1138 · 59 replies · 228+ views
    self ^ | 1/27/04 | vanity
    I don't know where to post this. If a major internet provider is down, that's news. If I'm wrong then the mods can pull the thread. My Earthlink DSL at home has been out all day. Tech support has a recorded message saying they have an extreme number of calls, which possibly indicates an outage. earthlink.net seems to be down except for the home page. Is this just me? Yes, Im logged in, but not through earthlink.
  • Marsupial on 35th Street

    01/20/2004 9:29:04 AM PST · by js1138 · 40 replies · 417+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 2004 | Nora Krug
    Heard Of The City Mouse? Try Bigger & Far Uglier By: Nora Krug - www.nytimes.com January 2004 New York - What was that furry creature parked on a ledge at 135 East 35th Street? A big rat? A cat? A small bear? For nearly eight hours, a quiet corner in Murray Hill was transformed into a kind of temporary zoo, as passers-by stopped to gawk and guess the identity of the long-snouted cat-size animal that paced along a narrow stone ledge about nine feet over a brownstone garden, sniffing, shaking and yawning. "I was thinking it was a hedgehog, because...
  • When Will the Market Close Above 10,000? Place Your Bets.

    12/03/2003 9:27:17 AM PST · by js1138 · 35 replies · 216+ views
    Self ^ | 12-03-03 | me
    When will Tommy be saddened by the fact that the market has broken the 5-digit barrier? My wife bet it would happen before Thanksgiving. I said after Christmas. Who will be closer?
  • Instant Messaging posing new legal problems

    10/17/2003 1:29:55 PM PDT · by js1138 · 15 replies · 311+ views
    www.geek.com ^ | 4:25pm EST Fri Oct 17 2003 | J. Eric Smith
    posted 4:25pm EST Fri Oct 17 2003 - submitted by J. Eric Smith NEWS If you're like millions of other PC and Mac users worldwide, you've discovered the wonderful utility of instant messaging in one form or another. The digital equivalent of the venerable CB radio, instant messaging, or "IM" for short, allows you to instantly converse with another IM subcriber over a corporate network or the Internet, anytime, anywhere, for free. And that's a problem, say legal experts. At the top of the list of problems is the concept of corporate communications. For years companies have been bound by...
  • Artificial intelligence meets good old-fashioned human thought

    09/03/2003 12:02:02 PM PDT · by js1138 · 29 replies · 1,026+ views
    Science News ^ | Aug. 30, 2003 | Bruce Bower
    When Kenneth M. Ford considers the future of artificial intelligence, he doesn't envision legions of cunning robots running the world. Nor does he have high hopes for other much-touted AI prospects—among them, machines with the mental moxie to ponder their own existence and tiny computer-linked devices implanted in people's bodies. When Ford thinks of the future of artificial intelligence, two words come to his mind: cognitive prostheses. It's not a term that trips off the tongue. However, the concept behind the words inspires the work of the more than 50 scientists affiliated with the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition...
  • What Harry Potter can teach the textbook industry

    08/06/2003 8:07:42 PM PDT · by js1138 · 90 replies · 1,038+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 6, 2003 | Diane Ravitch
    Here's the rub: the same children complain incessantly that their textbooks are boring. Whereas they hunger to get a Harry Potter book of nearly 900 pages, they can barely tolerate the equally large books that are assigned in school. What does Harry Potter have that the textbooks don't? Today's textbooks represent a major achievement in visual design. They glitter with charts, photographs, drawings and pedagogical advice to the reader. But they are boring.
  • Life Without Sex: So, how many millions of years has it been?

    07/06/2003 9:36:20 PM PDT · by js1138 · 13 replies · 627+ views
    Science News ^ | Week of June 28, 2003 | Susan Milius
    In barstool speculation on how long it's possible for someone to survive without sex, the phrases "old fossil" and "a million years" certainly do turn up. However—meaning no disrespect to snubbed Homo sapiens—our species doesn't even register in the scientific version of the debate. In this, there are genuine geologic fossils. And a million years? Forget it. The species attracting interest now look as if they may not have had sex for tens, or even hundreds, of millions of years. Yes, there really is a scientific version of the barroom lament, and it's a serious inquiry. Biologists have long held...
  • Wild Bunch: First five-quark particle turns up

    07/06/2003 9:15:04 PM PDT · by js1138 · 32 replies · 549+ views
    Science News ^ | Week of July 5, 2003 | Peter Weiss
    Physicists on three international teams have recently spotted what's most likely a long-sought subatomic particle known as a pentaquark. It contains five components—four quarks and one antiquark—which are among the most fundamental bits of matter yet known. No subatomic particle detected previously contains more than three of those building blocks. "After 30 years of failing to find any convincing evidence for something that ought to be there, this recent news is certainly met with excitement," says nuclear physicist Andrew M. Sandorfi of Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y. Although unusually complex, the newfound particle fits within the prevailing theoretical framework...
  • RIGHT-WING & Conservative worse nightmare has arrive..!!!!! (Hillary fan alert)

    06/12/2003 12:01:08 PM PDT · by js1138 · 62 replies · 335+ views
    www.amazon.com ^ | 06/09/03 | A reader from North Andover, MA USA
    RIGHT-WING & Conservative worse nightmare has arrive..!!!!!, June 9, 2003 Reviewer: A reader from North Andover, MA USA IF THE CONSERVATIVES HATE HER THAT MEANS SHE IS DOING SOMETHING RIGHT. BILL Oreilly hates her, though he claims to be an independent the facts is he was registered as Republican in 2000 election. SORRY Bill there is not Spin to this fact. Be Honest... As and independent voter I been in line to get the book. I got it early this morning and I have to tell you she will be President in 2008 not matter what the Right does. The...
  • 9000?

    06/02/2003 9:13:25 AM PDT · by js1138 · 51 replies · 210+ views
    msn.com ^ | 06/02/03 | msn
    Dow is above 8994 this morning.
  • Lost in La Mancha

    02/02/2003 10:41:14 AM PST · by js1138 · 3 replies · 130+ views
    www.rottentomatoes.com ^ | 1/31/2003 | Rottentomatoes
    "Making a film is essentially about two things: belief and momentum"-- Terry Gilliam Lost In La Mancha may be the first "un-making of" documentary. In a genre that exists to hype films before their release, Lost In La Mancha presents an unexpected twist: it is the story of a film that does not exist. Instead of a sanitised glimpse behind the scenes, Lost In La Mancha offers a unique, in-depth look at the harsher realities of filmmaking. With drama that ranges from personal conflicts to epic storms, this is a record of a film disintegrating. In September 2000, when the...
  • Is eBay Dead?

    12/31/2002 8:43:59 PM PST · by js1138 · 24 replies · 243+ views
    vanity question | 12/31/02 | js1138
    Is anyone else having internet trouble tonight. I can't get to eBay, Hotmail, Windows Update, weather.com. FR is working fine, as are most sites.
  • Am I the Only One who thinks Digital Film Projection Sucks?

    12/26/2002 8:55:47 AM PST · by js1138 · 75 replies · 504+ views
    Vanity | 12/26/02 | js1138
    I wish this didn't have to be a vanity, bu I have not been able to find a decent published article on the subject. I've recently seen Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter -- two films that generate a lot of interest on FR -- in digital projection theaters. In my opinion the current version of this technology sucks. It's like watching on a cheap LCD computer display. The contrast and brightness is low; there is no detail in the highlights or shadows.Lord of the Rings was especially disappointing. I had downloaded the trailer and expected to have a...
  • Stair-Climbing Wheelchair Evaluated

    11/21/2002 10:24:45 AM PST · by js1138 · 17 replies · 840+ views
    AP ^ | November 21, 2002 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    Today: November 21, 2002 at 7:30:18 PST Stair-Climbing Wheelchair Evaluated By LAURAN NEERGAARD ASSOCIATED PRESS GAITHERSBURG, Md.- Stairs soon may no longer be insurmountable obstacles for some of the nation's 2 million wheelchair users. The first wheelchair that can climb stairs - plus shift into four-wheel drive to scoot up a grassy hill and even elevate its occupant for eye-level conversation - took a major step toward the market Wednesday, as advisers to the Food and Drug Administration unanimously recommended it be allowed to sell. But the panel backed a few limitations on the Independence iBOT 3000 Mobility System -...
  • Judy, Better Put Some Ice on that...

    10/31/2002 10:46:04 AM PST · by js1138 · 14 replies · 275+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show | 10/31/02 | Rush Limbaugh
    Just before the 1:30 break on today's Rush Limbaugh Show, Rush wondered out loud, "I wonder if Judy Woodruff feels used by the democrats."Rush had previously played a long audio snippet of Judy (on Monday) trying to get Coleman to admit to campaigning during the Welstone mourning period. Welstone had to repeat over and over that he would not resume campaigning until after the memorial service.Rush concluded his musings by saying, Judy, better put some ice on that..."
  • Honored documentary tells Jacksonville teenager's story

    02/13/2002 10:19:54 AM PST · by js1138 · 24+ views
    Florida Times-Union ^ | Tuesday, February 12, 2002 | Paul Pinkham and Jim Schoettler
    <p>Murder on a Sunday Morning depicts the case of Brenton Butler, who was falsely accused of killing a Georgia tourist in 2000.</p> <p>A French documentary about a Jacksonville teenager falsely accused of murder has been nominated for an Oscar.</p> <p>Murder on a Sunday Morning was one of five nominees chosen from 65 entries in the documentary feature category.</p>
  • Can ''Lord of the Rings'' best ''Harry Potter''?

    12/20/2001 9:57:04 AM PST · by js1138 · 121 replies · 860+ views
    Entertainment Weekly Online ^ | THURSDAY, December 20, 2001 | Liane Bonin
    Many critics are gushing over the first installment of New Line's ''The Lord of the Rings'' trilogy (EW's Lisa Schwarzbaum called the film triumphant and awarded it an A), and advance tickets for first-day screenings sold out in some cities. But does the film's motley gang of hobbits, elves, and dwarfs have what it takes to outperform a certain 11-year-old wizard's projected $300 million box office tally? ''It's a really good movie and it will be a big hit,'' says Adam Farasati, media analyst for ReelSource. ''But it won't be another 'Harry Potter' by a long shot.'' Farasati, who believes ...
  • Pilots Criticize Osprey’s Testing

    04/05/2001 7:32:46 AM PDT · by js1138 · 12+ views
    UPI ^ | Apr 5, 2001 | UPI
    Pilots Criticize Osprey’s Testing Apr 5, 2001 The crash of a V-22 Osprey aircraft that killed four Marines in December was caused by a design flaw that had been known for months but went largely uncorrected, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Marine Corp pilots who were part of the crash investigation told the newspaper that the design flaw in the aircraft's hydraulic system was compounded by a software glitch that could have been detected by more rigorous testing. But they said they believe both problems slipped by because the Marine Corps wanted to win Pentagon funding for full production of ...
  • Phoney Microsoft Certificates On the Loose

    03/22/2001 12:28:21 PM PST · by js1138 · 212+ views
    Hurwitz Group Report ^ | 03/22/01 | Russ - Surgeon General of TruSecure Corporation/
    Hmm, this one is going to take a bit to properly format in my usual Surgeon General's warning format. Since there's no patch currently available, I wanted to just give you a heads up quickly. According to Microsoft...(using my own words, not Microsoft's) Verisign has royally screwed up. Verisign managed to issue a Class 3 Digital Certificate, a Certificate which is used for code-signing of things like ActiveX controls, Macros, applications, etc... to someone who purported to be from Microsoft Corporation. Problem is, that individual was not from Microsoft at all. Such Certificates, when presented to our systems, cause our ...