Archive for November, 2005

Best of The Fortnight Ending 20th November 2005

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

We bring to you the best of the articles across Taragana Blog Network for the fortnight ending 20th November 2005. It was tougher than we thought as we had a hard-time creating a small list. Next time we will go for weekly schedule. This is our first attempt to highlight some of the posts which [...]

$80,000 for Pastafarian Bible

Monday, November 14th, 2005

Villard Publishing is paying an $80,000 advance to the creator of a pseudo-religion - Pastafarianism designed to mock the concept of “intelligent design“.

CricInfo Website Plagiarizes ICC?

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

CricInfo is a well known cricket information site. It is very disheartening to note that they apparently decided to copy the content (almost verbatim) originally written by Brian Murgatroyd of ICC (International Cricket Council) - India bearing down on sides above them in LG ICC ODI Championship without any attribution.

Kansas Board of (mis?)Education Re-Defines Science and Adopts “Intelligent Design”

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

The Kansas State Board of Education voted 6-4 to allow science students in public schools to hear materials critical of evolution in biology classes. The new curriculum mentions that theories of life arising from similar building-block molecules through purely random processes (read Darwinism) can be challenged by recent findings in the fossil record and by [...]

Vatican Stoutly Defends Darwin and Evolution Theory

Monday, November 7th, 2005

The Vatican has issued a stout defence of Charles Darwin, voicing strong criticism of Christian fundamentalists who reject his theory of evolution and interpret the biblical account of creation literally.
Cardinal Paul Poupard, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture, said the Genesis description of how God created the universe and Darwin’s theory of evolution were [...]

Coke - The Real Thing err. Pesticide for Indian Farmers

Monday, November 7th, 2005

Coke has finally found a good use for humanity. Indian farmers have come up with what they think is the real thing to keep crops free of bugs.
Instead of paying hefty fees to international chemical companies for patented pesticides, they are reportedly spraying their cotton and chilli fields with Coca-Cola.

Ad policy on Taragana Blog Network

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

Taragana Blog Network is a collection of Blog sites we write and manage like Simple Thoughts on Java and Web Technologies, The Stem Cell Blog, Hot Computer Jobs Blog, The Eye Care Blog, Phil Law Blog, The Pet Care Blog etc.

Even Male Mouse Sings (UltraSound) to Woo Their Loved Ones

Friday, November 4th, 2005

I tell you the male of any species have got a raw deal if they are looking to find a mate. Even male mouse was found to be in the same league as singing humans and birds adopting an often futile way to woo their prospective counterparts - by singing.

The Making of Rosa Parks - Beyond the Myth

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Every American knows the often told story of Rosa Parks whose refusal on the fated day of 1955 to give up her bus seat to a white man, when ordered to do so by the bus driver, provoked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. She is recognized as the catalyst of American Civil Rights movement. What is often overlooked is the [...]

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