This is shaping up to be another weekend with no news of The Controversy between evolution and creationism. And yet another week has passed without a decision in the Coppedge case — the trial ended on 16 April, so we’ve been waiting five and a half months.
Until we find some good stuff (i.e., creationist wackiness) to write about, here are some items that you may find interesting: How to see Uranus. This is an especially good time for Uranus gazers, because:
The planet Uranus reaches opposition on Saturday (Sept. 29). This means that Uranus is directly opposite the sun in the sky.
In addition to observation tips, the article also provides “Strange Uranus facts.” Included is a description of its axis of rotation, which means that for half its year, one hemisphere of Uranus is where the sun don’t shine, and then the situation gets reversed. You will also learn how that celestial orb got its name.
In other news, as you may have already heard, the writings of Alfred Russel Wallace are now online. That’s a link to the news report from the National Center for Science Education, and the actual website is here: Wallace Online.
That’s all we’ve got, so once again, we have to entertain ourselves. As with all our free-fire zones, we’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.
We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it.
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