Blogger has not been working well lately, which accounts for the erratic posts.
A comment on "Comments." I seldom respond in the threads, but I listen, appreciate, and learn -- and your contributions often inspire posts or Musings. It is a remarkably engaging and articulate group of folks who are gathered here, and I am honored to be your host.
While I'm at it, let me recommend Andrew O'Hehir's The Know-nothings on Salon, which addresses the current "war on science." And Bill McKibben's essay in the August Harpers.