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BP gas station

BP gas station

Words to live by?

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(In related news, Sarah Palin blames the spill on environmentalists: “Extreme deep water drilling is not the preferred choice to meet our country’s energy needs, but your protests and lawsuits and lies about onshore and shallow water drilling have locked up safer areas. It’s catching up with you. The tragic, unprecedented deep water Gulf oil spill proves it.”)

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via the high definite

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Why am I working today?

Average Number of Vacation Days per Year
source: World Tourism Organization (WTO)

average number of vacation days in various countriesItaly    42 days
France    37 days
Germany    35 days
Brazil    34 days
UK    28 days
Canada    26 days
Korea    25 days
Japan    25 days
USA    13 days

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Are We Evolving?

the divine touch

Not much sign of it in this Newsweek poll. Among its findings:

  • Nearly half of all Americans believe that evolution is not well supported by evidence and is not widely accepted within the scientific community (despite numerous expressions of scientific support from Nobel Prize winners, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the United States National Academy of Science, the American Geological Institute, and many others)
  • The same percentage (and nearly three-quarters of evangelical protestants) believe God created humans in their present form within the past 10,000 years (in other words, they were created more recently than many known human artifacts — I mean, even freaking Fox News acknowledges that).

To accommodate this kind of information I’ve added the a new blog category called “sigh.”

Where (and How) Evolution is Taught in the U.S.

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