Cosmos Wars

Dana Hunter thoughtfully put together a links roundup (so I didn’t have to) on the many many creationists who are very cross with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson right now because he’s talking science on TV.

Project Steve hits #1000

Enter one of my favourite creationist-countering initiatives: the USA-based National Centre for Science Education (NCSE) created Project Steve many years ago now, as a response to the people who asked them for a list of actual scientists who do support evolution.

Happy Darwin Day!

Check out the official Darwin Day website for a list of events etc. In case you haven’t been paying attention, this year is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, and also marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of… Read More ›

Natural vs Artificial Selection

I caught some of an interview on RN yesterday morning with an erudite bioscience type, who made some very nice distinctions about what does and does not constitute evolution, including the provocative statement that in the West, humans have virtually stopped evolving as the term is normally understood (there are caveats and clarifications).

Who made the seeds?

[image source] We were examining seedless grapes after dinner, biting them in half to see what they look like inside, holding them up to light to examine the veining, peeling the skin off with our teeth. We noticed that they… Read More ›