Ralph Magazine planned to give away free inflatable boobs with their next issue. Unfortunately the shipment seems to have been lost at sea. How sad.
On another topic, I really shouldn’t have let myself watch the SBS special in Intelligent Design and the Dover School Board because I have never wanted to slap sense into so many people at once, in my entire life. What part of “it’s not science” don’t they understand. Teach it in church if you want to, or in comparative religion class, but it has no place in the science classroom as the poor science teachers were arguing.
If you didn’t watch it, basically what happened was a heap of people who believed in ID got voted onto the Dover School Board and introduced a text book about ID. Science teachers protested, and eventually some parents had to take it to the court to win the case against teaching Intelligent Design. After a lot of argument, the court decided it was not a science, it was badly wrapped creationism which can’t be taught in public schools, as science, because it’s against the constitution.
My take on intelligent design and those who believe in it, including some high profile scientists, is this (this is what I think they think):
1. I am an intelligent person
2. I cannot see how this thing/system/whatever could have evolved naturally, but
3. I am an intelligent person, therefore it must have been designed otherwise I would have been able to understand how it evolved.
4. There is no way I came from a monkey.*
So basically, it all comes down to pride and the inablity to admit that hey maybe you don’t know everything. Oh, and a desire to make everyone believe in your warped world view.
* I think this is actually a misreading of what Darwin said. I think he said that humans came from the same branch line as apes, but that humans separated out a while back and that branch line went on to produce apes, and further branches off it produced the different types of monkeys etc. I may be wrong, feel free to correct me (nicely please) in comments.