Thursday, December 17, 2009

fur rubbing behaviour

A happy accident created by my bibliography program assigned a (non-capuchin-related) paper this title: "Resource influence on the form of fur rubbing behaviour in white-faced capuchins." In this paper, they "propose hypotheses on possible proximal causes for these differences." Sigh.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Anniversary of 1989 anti-feminist slaughter

A communique from x_ine posted by Dr. Isis:

December 6th - marks the 20th "anniversary" of what is termed the "Montreal Massacre" - the day where a madman showed up at École Polytechnique, an engineering school at Université de Montréal (University of Montreal) with a rifle and killed 14 women and injured countless others.

His goal was purely sexist in nature, as he declared he hated feminists and felt that women had no place in engineering. In fact, when he entered a classroom with his gun, he separated the men and women. He "let" the men go - and his rampage began.
additional reading:
Canadian Press article
CBC News article
Montreal Gazette article