March 20, 2011 |
Representative of the city's transformation is the Oakland Museum of California, near Lake Merritt, which reopened in May after a $62-million renovation. The architecture and landscaping remain true to its original 1969 Midcentury Modern design: The galleries and public spaces are brighter and more open, and there is more room to showcase the museum's strong collection and new acquisitions. The first inkling I had that this museum was going to be different was a sign near the entrance that read, "Don't Lick the Paintings.
June 19, 2011 |
The evolution of fatherhood 6,000 years ago by some accounts — but they vary: Adam When he ate the apple, the man who was destined to be father of all mankind established a behavior exhibited in dads throughout the ages — "do whatever your mother tells me to. " 1,938 years after the creation of the world: Abraham He may be the father of the Jewish people, but it wasn't so great to be his sons. His first kid, Ishmael, was thrown out of the house as a teenager, and he came close to killing his second son, Isaac.
April 8, 2013 |
Brace yourselves, gentlemen: Not only does size matter when it comes to penis length, but female preference for large genitalia is probably what drove the evolution of your manhood to begin with. In a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers concluded that penis length was just as important as height when it came to sexual attraction among women. And just how did scientists figure that out? They asked 100 Australian women to look at life-size, computer-generated images of men in the Full Monty and asked them to rate each one as a potential sexual partner.
October 7, 2012 |
Evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are major underpinnings of mainstream science. And Georgia Republican Rep. Paul Broun, a physician who sits on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, says they are “lies straight from the pit of hell.” Broun, who is unopposed for reelection in November, made the comments in a videotaped Sept. 27 speech at a sportsman's banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Ga., according to the Associated Press. Here are his remarks: “God's word is true.
February 17, 2011
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October 10, 2012
Re "Lawmaker calls evolution 'lies,'" Oct. 8 Does anybody else find it odd that a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee rejects the findings of mainstream science, publicly calling them "lies"? Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) is supposed to inform, guide and make decisions on national science policy. Meanwhile, our standing in the world with regard to science and education continues its precipitous decline. Stanley A. White San Clemente ALSO: Letters: Raising a transgender child Letters: The GOP's phantom menace Letters: Capital punishment -- the Manson test