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A Syllogism of a Type Often Used by Creationists td Sun Dec 3 17:19:36 2017
All men are mortal.
Socrates was a man.
Therefore all men are Socrates.

(From Woody Allen, I believe.)
A Word Square for Keelan td Sun Dec 3 17:19:36 2017
I wrote a program to search for word squares, and when I told it to use Keelan's name, this is what it found:


Avesta is the name of the sacred books of Zoroastrianism.
Advice To Used Car Buyers td Sun Dec 3 17:19:36 2017
If you buy a used car, don't give them your email address. The spam blocker at work is mostly pretty good, but seems incapable of refusing a dozen messages a day from car refinancers and extended warranty sellers.
Another Patent td Sun Dec 3 17:19:36 2017
US Patent number 6,677,947 titled Incremental frustum-cache acceleration of line integrals for volume rendering, has just been granted. The inventors are Adam Woodbury, Rick Sayre, Tom Lokovic and Tom Duff.
Arthur Ganson td Sun Dec 3 17:19:36 2017
Arthur Ganson makes mysterious machines.
Atheists for School Prayer td Sun Dec 3 17:19:36 2017
I was born and went to school in Canada, where we didn't have any of that pesky first amendment stuff. So we recited (sang, some years!) The Lord's Prayer in class every morning. Religious adherence is tricky to measure, because there's little people like to lie about more than piety, but the best-justified figures I can find indicate that about 20% of Americans attend church services regularly, but only about 10% of Canadians. Maybe that compulsory school prayer thing wouldn't have the effect its advocates want. I say bring 'em on!
Baby Evanini td Sun Dec 3 17:19:36 2017
(Click thumbnail for big picture.) We have a new grandson, as yet unnamed. Baby Evanini was Born January 1, 2009 at 2:38 AM at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia to Jamie and Keelan Evanini. He was 8 lbs 4 oz, 21-1/4 inches long, and perfect.
Older Items td Sun Dec 3 17:19:36 2017
Old News has items that have fallen off the New list.