The Pseudo Scientists – Episode 50
In this episode of The Pseudo Scientists, the official podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics, I host discussions with Belinda and Richard about the illegality of infant circumcision in Germany, equations vs. publication impact in biology, the death of the giant tortoise Lonesome George, and “Science: It’s A Girl Thing!” Plus, we announce the details of a very special caption contest to celebrate our 50th episode! You just know you want to caption my [...]
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Here’s a guest comic by Jess Fink on Hark! A Vagrant all about Charles Darwin. And it’s all completely true. Hopefully.
Youth – it never changes.
Hat-tip to @darwinsbulldog.
The finches remind me of this shirt, by the way.
Last year there was a conference at the University of Chicago for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. At this conference, 31 speakers made presentations about evolutionary biology – current developments in the field, opinions on what directions research will go in the future, and what the current challenges are to the science, be they cultural or faux-scientific.
The University of Chicago has just released the videos for all these wonderful talks, and I’ve [...]
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Nothing gets me through the week better than a little somethin’-somethin’ from Denyse O’Leary, one of, in my opinion, the least productive (or most productive, depending on how you look at it) members of the squadron of bloggers over at Uncommon Descent. Sure, she can be persuasive to a person who already buys into the idea that teaching evolutionary biology in universities and high schools is a huge conspiracy perpetrated by Big Darwinism, but to everyone else… it’s true, she’s full of digital hot air.
One of O’Leary’s favourite topics [...]
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[Welcome, people from Pharyngula! Remember, you can make your own Darwin-Jesus using online images and various tools. The more the merrier.]
As mentioned in yesterday’s This Week in Intelligent Design, Casey Luskin seems to think that a certain image of Charles Darwin reminds him of Jesus:
… the back page of the packet shows a picture of a smiling young Darwin with animals flocking about him (lizards, birds, monkeys, flowers, sponges, turtles, etc.), much like the pictures of Jesus posing [...]
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Creationists on the University of Melbourne campus! Today! Handing out Ray Comfort’s “Special Edition” of On the Origin of Species!
I first knew something was up when, while waiting for a lecture to start, I saw a student holding a copy of the book. I asked her where she’d got it, and she said that people were handing them out near the university tram stop. Yep, it had to be them – Ray Comfort clones, doing what they do best – spreading ignorance through the medium of semi-persuasive [...]
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It has to be one of the greatest t-shirts of all time. It just has to be. Well… for a person of my generation and with my interests, anyway. Without further ado, I present to you – the Darwin/Pokemon mashup shirt:
Oh yes. I’m going to get one of these – right now, dammit. I’ll be wearing it at the Global Atheist Convention, don’t you worry.
I even love the title: “Endless [...]
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Welcome to the 135th edition of the Carnival of the Godless blog carnival. Is that love in the air… or just beetle pheromones? Are you attracted to your partner’s gifts of chocolate, giant teddy bears and roses… or their sensuously-evolved secondary sexual characteristics? Ooh yeah baby, that’s right, it’s time for some lovin’ – Darwin style.
Valentine’s Day on the 14th of February has become boring. And while this edition of the blog carnival comes out a day too late, I hearby declare that the 13th of February [...]
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Do I spot a Darwin picture? Yes, I do, because…
…it’s that time of year again – the 12th of February – the birthday of Charles Darwin, the co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection and all-round nice guy naturalist. If Darwin were still alive today, he’d be turning 201 and celebrating the 151st anniversary of the publication of his famous book, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
To find out more about Darwin Day, you can go to its official website – [...]
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