random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  [As for evolution] ... cutting out the sections [of books on the subject] is preferrable if the portions are not thick enough to cause damage to the spine of the book as it is opened and closed in normal use. When the sections needing correction are too thick, paste the pages together being careful not to smear portions of the book not intended for correction.

tagged: censorship, religion, evolution
  —R. E. Martin, Reviewing and Correcting Encyclopaedias, pp. 205-207 (1983) - An American creationist instructing followers in how to censor science books..

Gulf Oil Spill math

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

One of the best articles I’ve read on the math used to estimate Gulf Oil Spill quantities: Jenn Kepka’s “Putting the Gulf oil spill in perspective”, Salon.com, 5/28.

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