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I realize that everyone is "much" smarter than I am. That everyone here knows so much more than I do. That everyone here is so much more important than I am. And for those of you who feel or think ...
by nicolemaschke
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Jun 01, 2015 at 02:31 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I just finished George Marshall's book Don’t Even Think about It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change . The timing could not be more ironic for I also read this diary by ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 60 comments on Wed May 27, 2015 at 03:24 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
In the greater ideological battle for hearts and minds that seeks support for belief-based institutions and their theme parks, there is no such thing as bad PR especially on #DarwinWasWrongDay. In ...
by annieli
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Feb 13, 2015 at 11:01 AM PST with 19 Recommends
Forty years ago I was a teenager looking forward to Christmas Day. After a traditional family supper of ham sandwiches made with the first meat carved off the bone of the Christmas ham, I went to ...
by Mopshell
Comment Count 47 comments on Thu Dec 25, 2014 at 06:03 AM PST with 90 Recommends
OR The Art of Pulling Things Out of a Hat. Pseudoscience is a claim, belief or practice which is presented as scientific, but does not adhere to a valid scientific method, lacks supporting evidence ...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu May 08, 2014 at 07:15 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
On the way to working the NYT Kenken today, saw Krugman's column and an article on Steve Jobs . Tweaking what the mandarins would say when a dynasty was on its last legs, these are signs that the 1%
by ghogchi
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat May 03, 2014 at 07:38 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
I was watching the HBO documentary "Questioning Darwin" and was struck by one of the passages in the film. Basically, some of the young-earth creationists interviewed expressed disbelief, even ...
by GrafZeppelin127
Comment Count 328 comments on Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 10:59 AM PST with 364 Recommends
Nothing says more about Americans preparing to enter into the next generation of real scientific research like entire states that decide that teaching Creationism should be protected. http://...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 106 comments on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 09:17 AM PST with 146 Recommends
As a Canadian, I don’t find Bobby Jindal on my radar very often, and that’s a good thing for my blood pressure. Being a news junkie, though, I did catch his staunch defense of that Duck Dynasty ...
by JR Shea
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 06:54 PM PST with 8 Recommends
That is the opening line of The GOP’s Darwinism , a Washington Post column by Dana Milbank that went up online a few hours ago. Milbank examines survey data that shows the Republicans becoming ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 08:06 PM PST with 45 Recommends
Guest Address: Dr. Scot C. R. Rafkin Dr. Scot C. R. Rafkin, Assistant Director, Dept. of Space Studies at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, TX. He is a leading scientist in the field ...
by NationalAtheistParty
Comment Count 28 comments on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 11:18 AM PST with 5 Recommends
"God's word is true. I've come to understand that. All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell. And it's lies to ...
by sboucher
Comment Count 23 comments on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 08:46 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Oh, those whacky Republicans! And this time, it's the Republicans in Kentucky who've pegged the needle on my "Weird-Shit-O-Meter" this week. Sit on back in that chair of yours and prepare to be ...
by Celtic Merlin
Comment Count 77 comments on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 03:10 PM PDT with 47 Recommends
Say good-bye to Galapagos George -- scientists knew him well (sort of.) Galapagos giant tortoise Lonesome George dies after not so lonely life by Sara Miller Llana, Staff writer, csmonitor.com --
by jamess
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 07:26 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
There. Now that I have your attention, let me make clear that I am convinced of the theory of evolution by natural selection first proposed by Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace and since ...
by journeyman
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 03:42 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
As Rick Perry surges in the polling among GOP voters, quite a few of his controversial views are coming to light. Among these are Perry's critiques of the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin. ...
by FDRDemocrat
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 04:45 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
The upcoming battle for the Presidency - and hence for a vision of who we are as a people - may well come down to Rick Perry and Pres. Obama. If it does it will pit a traditional Democratic vision ...
by Just the facts 45
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Aug 27, 2011 at 08:14 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Warning: content below is meant to be satire Des Moines, Iowa — Last week on the campaign trail GOP front runner Rick Perry was asked his position on ‘Ancient Astronaut theory’ — ...
by stitchesbbk
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Aug 26, 2011 at 04:03 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
On June 19th, 1987 in the Case of Edwards vs. Aguillard, the United States Supreme Court decided that “…Louisiana's "Balanced Treatment for Creation-Science and Evolution-Science in Public ...
by HalWLanse
Comment Count 42 comments on Sat May 14, 2011 at 02:01 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Pretending that evolution is the biggest threat science poses for religion is just tossing a red herring. A far greater challenge comes from the concept of Deep Time: seeing ourselves against the ...
by DavidsonLoehr
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 07:13 AM PST with 2 Recommends