Teaching Angela to Appreciate History
1834 – Ernst Haekel was born. German biologist, quite good at categorising things, really good at creating new terminology for things (including anthropogeny, ecology, phylum, phylogeny, stem cell, and Protista), but known for taking large leaps with theory, without sufficient supporting evidence.
1957 – LeVar Burton was born. Actor who played Geordi LaForge in Star Trek: The Next Generation. ALSO hosted education show Reading Rainbow for 155 episodes!
Jesus H. Toast! Vermont manufacturer now selling toasters that will burn the face of the Christian messiah right onto your daily bread.
In-vitro hamburgers: Prof Mark Post and his team from Maastricht University in the Netherlands have developed a technique to produce actual muscle tissue from stem cells!
Legless amphibians found in India.
Scientists create a one-atom transistor.
Link of the Week
Danny – Scale of the universe.
Chris – Spaceflight Now’s launch schedule.
Angela – The View of Life.
Owen – The Pod Delusion.
“…if God wanted to send us a message, and ancient writings were the only way he could think of doing it, he could have done a better job.” – Carl Sagan, Contact
Johannesburg: Sceptics in the Pub – Wednesday 7th March; Keg & Spitfire