11/19/2002

Sally Ride’s Imaginary Lines

Filed under:General — eric @ 3:53 am

During elementary school, there are lots of girls (as many girls as boys) who are interested in math, science and computers. We are dedicated to sustaining their natural interests during the critical years, when so many of them drift away.

Former Astronaut Sally Ride has founded Imaginary Lines to provide support for all the girls who are, or might become, interested in science, math, and technology.

Deal me into Thermodynamics

Filed under:General — eric @ 3:47 am

The three laws of thermodynamics expressed as a poker game:

  • You can’t win
  • You can’t break even
  • You can’t get out of the game

Here’s an essay that uses that analogy to quickly dismiss the tired creationist argument that evolution can’t happen because “it violates the second law of thermodynamics.”