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February 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Darwin!

Tomorrow, February 12th, is Darwin's Birthday! In fact, it's the 200th anniversary of his birth.

My husband and I are going to our daughter's class to talk about Darwin and evolution. What are you doing to celebrate?

January 20, 2009

A Giant Virus On Fringe?!

OK, I'm a huge sci-fi fan. I read it, I watch it, sometimes I dream it. But, please! Do they have anyone who got through high school Biology on staff at Fringe?!

So, tonight's episode of Fringe centered around these giant-spiny-slug things that crawl out of their victim's mouth after killing them from the inside (apparently). Then, the resident mad scientist declares that it's a giant virus. Giant protozoa, I could possibly accept. But giant virus that looks like a beige sea cucumber? Not a chance!

Surely there's plenty of science literate talent out there available to consult. So, why didn't anyone at Fringe call them?