Christine O’Donnell scares me

She would be funny, if she wasn't potentially in a position of some power.

This clip features just enough to get her drift, and hopefully little enough to prevent outbreaks of anger amongst the sane.

Stick Evolution

The below is an entry for the 2010 Stick Science Contest - which illustrates the point very clearly.

Carl Sagan Day: November 6th

Carl Sagan has done some great things for humanity. I have met many people who first became interested in astrophysics and astronomy thanks to his TV shows.

He suggested taking what is perhaps the most iconic photograph ever taken, Pale Blue Dot.

He was also an influential proponent of atheism (Carl Sagan quotes on religion).

In his honour there is a(nother) Carl Sagan Day on the 6th November - an idea I fully support.