Yes, yes, yes! I’ve had a revelation of sorts. It’s based on one core concept: that the progress we’ve made in this world is based almost solely on science. Literally, and I mean that in the literal sense, everything we have and enjoy and cherish is given to us by science. 2/3 of your kids [...]
These people clearly can not be trusted with governance in the nation’s highest office. They’re too stupid or they hire people that are too stupid and either way, they’re fucked. She vowed – as she has many times — that if she and running mate John McCain are elected, they will nix such fat that’s [...]
Dear Republicans, I’m sorry your party is anti-science
Phil Plait is miffed and I totally understand why. Every time he posts about the latest anti-science bullshit in the news, some dumb shit whines about how Phil should stick to science and leave politics alone. Science IS politics. In the US, the federal government pays for nearly 100% of astronomy research. Further, politics on [...]
The folks at Effect Measure have a great post on the war on science and they make a very tangible point: The attack on the science has two components. The first is the most obvious: to use what appear to be scientific arguments to cast doubt on what the scientific community deems valid arguments about [...]
After having recently interviewed Ernan McMullin I found this page on writings by Christian scientists. These are the lot that Myers and Dawkins tend to not talk about because they make sense. I still tend to think their theology is silly but at least it doesn’t conflict with scientific principles. I found this quote interesting [...]
Here is a very interesting interview I did with Ernan McMullin. He is a fascinating guy who knew Schrodinger and Carl Sagan. He is a priest and he studied theoretical physics. He is currently the O’Hara Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame and the godfather of a good friend of mine. [...]
Here’s what we know: 1. 13.73 billion years ago, the universe was created. 2. Somewhere around 4 billion years ago the Earth was created. 3. Around 3 billion years ago, life formed. 4. Life evolved and grew more and more complex and diverse. 5. Today there are millions of species. The Intelligent Design (ID) movement, [...]
Thank you, micadelic, for one of the most inane analyses I’ve seen of the Expelled issue: i just wonder why, if mr. pz is so smart, he’s doesn’t realize he was used as part of a pretty clever publicity stunt. expelling him from expelled! and then he rushes to the nearest computer to breathlessly report [...]
PZ has another great post slicing and dicing ignorant creationists. You should read the whole thing but here is a humorous little quote: Even if physicist discovered that the Big Bang was a result of a cataclysmic battle between Odin and a gang of frost giants, it would not perturb our understanding of life’s history [...]
PZ Myers commanded suggested that we make sure you all knew about Expelled Exposed, the site which thoroughly debunks and discredits that piece of shit of creationist propaganda.
The global climate change debate has something in common with the evolution “debate”. (As an aside, I’d call the former an actual debate. The latter is only a debate in the minds of the deluded.) The thing in common is that in both cases you have one side arguing against scientific consensus and the other [...]
PZ debates some IDiot from the Discovery Institute on the radio. It’s a blood bath. You can listen to it, too.
Dr. Craig Bowron posted a great article at MinnPost about colds, the flu and antibiotics. His first point is that there is a new test that is “capable of detecting 12 of the most-common viruses causing upper respiratory infection. Its net includes the major players like rhinovirus, the purveyor of the majority of colds; Respiratory [...]