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2009-02-16 23:09:32

A professional organization of scientists says it will not to hold its convention in New Orleans because of concern over Louisiana law on science education. The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology -- which has more than 2,300 members -- notified Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal it will meet in Salt Lake City in 2011, bypassing New Orleans partly because of the 2007 Science Education Act, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Monday. SICB President Richard A. Satterlie of the...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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