Read. Bookmark. Refer to this the next time you need to refute bad arguments against evolution from creationists and IDologists. Favourite bit: The Second Law of Thermodynamics argument is one of the hoariest, silliest claims in the creationist collection. It’s… Read More ›
British understatement wins the day
Only the bloke on the left was allowed into the cinema to see Expelled in Minneapolis. The other bloke got expelled. Obviously, the horns were just too much. Read all about it. Original image source: University of Minnesota (Morris). Modified… Read More ›
Yup, peanut butter convinces me!
This argument is so bizarre it’s not even wrong: it’s wrong’s cousin who’s never been the same since that nasty accident with the Klein bottle.
Censoring evolution (this week, the Netherlands)
An evangelical christian TV station in the Netherlands has been censoring Sir David Attenborough. When the Evangelische Omroep (Evangelical Broadcasting) network showed his flagship natural history series The Life of Mammals, it made several alterations to the script to take… Read More ›
Konkokted Kreationist Krap
This would be side-splittingly hilarious if it wasn’t so evil. A digg-er spotted this scan of a restaurant children’s menu: Front Back Alongside the cheeseburgers and corndogs is a list of “DiNoSaUr FuN fAcTs”! These include: “The most up to… Read More ›
New Yorkers always tell us not to bother with Long Island anyway
If I never go to Long Island then I never have to worry about some unfortunate accident bringing me or someone I love under the knife of neurosurgeon Michael Egnor, who is a professor of neurosurgery and paediatrics at State… Read More ›
Friday Fun – “Museum” edition
aka When is a museum actually a theme park? Here it is: the Ken Ham’s Creation “Museum” post that Hoyden had to have, made much easier by the recent spate of LOLCreationists online. Image Credit: Dancing Spring PZ Myers put… Read More ›
They still can’t tell a monkey’s arse from an ape’s elbow
Some mob of creationists out of Minnesota are putting up billboards around various other states challenging evolutionary theory with the slogan “Are They Making a Monkey out of You?”. Glenn Branch, deputy director of the National Center for Science Education… Read More ›
Framing that Overton Window for science
This is all over the science blogs at the moment: how to present science convincingly to the public in an atmosphere of anti-science media sensationalism. It’s got a lot of scientists very agitated indeed. The debate is mostly US-centric, but… Read More ›
Was Darwin a racist?
Anti-evolutionists often make the claim that Darwin was racist as if, even were the accusation true (we’ll get to its falseness shortly), that a racist stance would somehow invalidate his scientific discoveries. These claims have repeatedly been shown to be… Read More ›