DUSTING OFF THE DEGREE – Mary
THIS DAY IN HISTORY – April 14
* 1775 – The first abolition society in North America is established
* 1828 – Noah Webster copyrights the first edition of his dictionary
* 1846 – The Donner Party of pioneers departs
* 1865 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford’s Theatre
* 1912 – The British passenger liner RMS Titanic hits an iceberg
* 2005 – The Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to gay couples
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
* Ribose and related sugars from uv irradiation of interstellar ice pieces created the base for RNA, ribose sugar!
* Newton dabbled in alchemy, searching for the recipe for the Philosopher’s Stone. Recently Chemical Heritage Foundation acquired his recipe for sophick mercury, a key ingredient or the Stone.
* Yeast infection caused a blockage of blood supply, so only four days after the surgery the uterus was removed.
POLITICS AND RELIGION
* Gov Butch Otter has vetoed the Bible in schools bill
* Tennessee has passed a bill to make the Bible the official state book
* Mississippi passes “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from the Government” bill
* Mississippi Church Protection Act
* Bangladeshi secular activist hacked to death
* Canada closed its Office of Religious Freedom | Via Friendly Atheist
* Tonya Gibbs via YouTube
* @Goldrushcomic via Twitter
* Katie Dotson via YouTube
* Tripin’ Fool via YouTube
* @XshinhonSoma via Twitter
* @RandyLaMonda via Twitter
* Ralf via email
* The Recovering Gringo via email
Email us at email@example.com or call us at (541) 203-0666.
This episode is brought to you by:
Dark Matter Sponsor – US$36+
* Travis Megee
Nuclear Sponsor – US$20.00 – US$35.00 per month
* Russ from the Kitsap Atheists & Agnostics
* Darryl Goossen
Platinum Sponsor – US$8.00 – US$19.00 per month
* Virginia Dawn
* Paul Burkey
* BT Motley
* Hugh Mann
* Robert Ray from the Humanists of the North Puget Sound
Gold Sponsor – US$4.00 – US$7.00 per month
* The Flying Skeptic
* Renee Davis-Pelt
* Mike Price
* Jaded Zappa
Bronze Sponsor – < US$4.00 per month
* Al from South Carolina
* Archway Hosting provides full featured web hosting for a fraction of the cost of traditional shared hosting. You get all the benefits of shared hosting, without the sticker shock or extra fees. Check them out at archwayhosting.com.
Theme music is provided by Sturdy Fred.