The New York Times published eight essays as part of its “Week of Misconceptions” series in early April.

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01.06.2016

A charcoal drawing by Charles Buchel of Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Caliban in a 1904 production of Shakespeare’s The TempestA charcoal drawing by Charles Buchel of Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Caliban in a 1904 production of

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Wedding rings. Licensed CC-BY-2.0 by Jeff Belmonte, via Wikimedia Commons.Wedding bells are ringing in Seattle, Washington, and Richardson, Texas: the Discovery Institute and the Foundation for Thought and Ethics are getting hitched! They’ve had a long and surprisingly secretive courtship, but we at NCSE are glad to see these crazy kids doing the honest thing.

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WWII poster: "When in doubt, don't!" Image is a carpenter about to put his finger in a power saw.Good advice to the AP, from the War Production Board, circa 1942. Image public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

One of these is a real addition to the AP Stylebook. Which do you think it is?

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As you no doubt know by now, I don’t shy away from offering up personal information for the sake of science, or at least blogging about science.

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Josh Rosenau sent this to Glenn Branch who sent it to me. What is “this”? It’s The Cartoon Guide to Vertebrate Evolution by artist Albertonykus (real name Albert Chen), an undergraduate student in geology at the University of Maryland. About this amazing creation, he writes on his Deviant Art Gallery page:

In which I discover the pain of drawing non-avemetarsalian archosauriforms (so many osteoderms!) and ungulates.

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