The Pseudo Scientists – Episode 52
In this episode of The Pseudo Scientists, the official podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics, Belinda, Rachael, Richard and I discuss the chemical ghost of a 120 million year-old bird, a vaccine against obesity (and why it might not be such a good idea) and a fascinating exploding star. Plus, Belinda interviews astronomer Dr. Lisa Harvey-Smith about the Square Kilometre Array telescope.
This week’s “Houston, We Have A Problem” clip is Djehuty Ma’at-Ra of Dhealthstore.com [...]
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Auckland University of Technology PhD candidate Paul McBride has admirably published a 6-part review of the Discovery Institute’s latest self-published book, Science and Human Origins, which I previously drew your attention to for – yes – trying to argue that the human race could have originated from a literal Adam and Eve. It’s well worth reading in its entirety, but for those without the time or the patience for bad science, the bottom line is:
I have been left wondering why the Discovery Institute, or intelligent design advocates in general, or [...]
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Casey Luskin’s ignorance about evolutionary biology knows little bounds, I’ve reasoned in light of his recent post on Evolution News & Views – “Tiktaalik Blown “Out of the Water” by Earlier Tetrapod Fossil Footprints”. Supposedly finding tetrapod tracks 20 million years before the time of Tiktaalik roseae invalidates all of our knowledge about evolution biology over the past 150 years.
Now, I’m not going to go into a detailed blog post about this, because I’m going to leave it to the real experts. Matt, aka. summerwino, [...]
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Yeah, I’m a big fan of alliteration. So what?
- Australian Government Internet filter to go ahead (How would you like your censorship today – pressed or filtered?)
- Fossil of seacow ancestor discovered (What? More data to slot into the Evolutionary Tree of Life? Scandalous.)
- The evolution of koalas revealed (Even more? Wow, not a good week to be a creationist.)
- James Randi hijacked by AGW “skeptics” (It was only a matter of time, really.)
I continue on with Part 3 of the breakdown of Timothy Wallace’s article from the True.Origins Archive, “Five Major Evolutionist Misconceptions about Evolution”.
This part focuses on the third “Evolutionist Misconception about Evolution” that Timothy addresses: ‘There are no transitional fossils’.
Parts 1 and 2 of the breakdown can be found here and here, respectively.
Article link: Five Major Evolutionist Misconceptions about Evolution, by Timothy Wallace