Friday, April 07, 2006

Tiktaalik, Judas Iscariot, and immigration

Physicist and computer scientist W. Daniel Hillis has noted:
"Notions like Selfish Genes, memes, and extended phenotypes are powerful and exciting. They make me think differently. Unfortunately, I spend a lot of time arguing against people who have overinterpreted these ideas. They're too easily misunderstood as explaining more than they do. So you see, this Dawkins is a dangerous guy. Like Marx. Or Darwin."
30 year commemoration of the publication of Richard Dawkins' "The Selfish Gene". The
transcript and audio transmition to the event with the participation of Speakers: Daniel C Dennett (Tufts), Sir John Krebs, FRS (Zoology, Oxford), Matt Ridley, Ian McEwan, Richard Dawkins, FRS (Oxford); Chair: Melvyn Bragg; Organiser: Helena Cronin.

The gospel according to Judas Iscariot, the manuscript is a Coptic translation, dated about A.D. 300, of a Greek text written 140 years after Jesus died. The transcriber was in a group called the Gnostics. This site has as much information as I could find and an english translation of the Gospel.

Tiktaalik, first fossil of fish that crawled onto land discovered

As predicted, immigration bills fails in the Senate. Story in the Washington Post.


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