Archive for August, 2007

Bill Nye, the Bible Deny(er)

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

(Image from Marty Andrade) I’m just going to reprint this one in its entirety. It’s from Bill Nye, the harmless children’s edu-tainer known as “The Science Guy,” managed to offend a select group of adults in Waco, Texas at a presentation, when he suggested that the moon does not emit light, but instead reflects […]

Skeptics’ Circle #68

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

The 68th Skeptics’ Circle is up now over at Aardvarchaeology. One of the posts that caught my eye was Greta Christina’s A Self-Referential Game of Twister: What Religion Looks Like From the Outside. Here’s just one excerpt: Science has a built-in self-correcting mechanism; religion has the opposite, a built-in self-perpetuating mechanism that actively resists correction. […]

Molecular Evolution Proven

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Michael Behe is an especially dangerous creationist, because he isn’t the strident, shrill looney that you typically see on that side of the fence. His arguments actually sound plausible to many people, even those who reject other creationist claims as downright absurd. I’m currently reading Darwin’s Black Box (I’ll eventually post a review). In there, […]

Real Science Essays

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

My recent article about the AIG Creation Science Essay Contest winner was a bit depressing. Remember that it wasn’t just this one girl who is afflicted. Many other kids entered this contest (the AIG website doesn’t say how many), and countless more are taught the same creationist babble. It’s sad how many lives are being […]

God Ousts Bush from the Garden of Eden

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

From Unfairly Balanced:

AIG Research Paper Winner

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Creationist wackos and creators of the giant creationism museum in Kentucky, Answers in Genesis, recently announced the winners of their creationism essay contest. Homeschooler (of course!) Karin Hutson of Missouri (there’s a freakin’ surprise!) won the contest. The prize was a $50,000 scholarship to Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University. Zeno at Halfway There has a good […]

Donald Wildmon’s Dedication Speech

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

The American Decency Association is the small fundie pressure group that’s offended by topless mannequins. Over the last year they’ve taken a little time out of their busy schedule of whining about Victoria’s Secret, Family Guy, and Sports Illustrated to hound their sheeple into donating enough funds to buy their very own building. Wow! They’re […]

Portraying Science as Faith and Consensus as Dogma

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Via Pharyngula, we find an article about HIV denialists. These are the people who claim that HIV does not cause AIDS. This belief is big in Africa, but even people in the developed world fall for it. At least with creationism, I can understand the appeal. I don’t understand the appeal of HIV denialism. However, […]