The Pseudo Scientists – Episode 47
In this episode of The Pseudo Scientists, the official podcast of the Young Australian Skeptics, Jason, Richard and I discuss a mysterious burst of cosmic radiation in the 8th century, the genetics of ultra-conserved elements in animal and plant genomes, and a billboard campaign arguing against Richard Dawkins. Plus, Jason has some unfortunate news…
This week’s “Houston, We Have A Problem” clip is a lesson in “seeing energy”. Don’t hurt your eyes, guys, I [...]
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Intelligent design news, commentary and discussion from the 9th of December to the 16th of December, 2011.
It’s nearing Christmas, and here in Australia the weather is heating up, causing the ground to bake beneath our thong-covered feet – and a kind of cognitive dissonance sets in as the “White Christmas” imagery fed to us by popular culture and jolly old Christmas tunes conflicts with the harsh reality of Summer in December. Such is the Southern Hemisphere.
Of course I could, at this point, easily compare that tale with the cognitive [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 9th of March to the 15th of March, 2011.
Another week, another lot of posts by the ID community to sort through. As you may have noticed by now, I’ve given up on devoting much time to anything posted on Uncommon Descent (except for quick links), due to their insular nature (they seem to be read only by their preexisting, fervent community), their complete lack of substantial and interesting discussion, and their overwhelmingly religious tone, which I’m fairly sure robbed them of any [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 26th of January to the 1st of February, 2011.
Well, I got Part 1 of my 2010 wrap up done, but it’s time to stop looking in the (relatively) distant past and focus on what just happened. Come on, no time for idle chatter, even if it is one-way! There’s work to be done.
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I mentioned this on Homologous Legs Mini a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve been super-busy recently, so I never got around to fleshing this story out a little bit on the main blog.
Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design is a book that some of you may be familiar with – I’ve talked about it before. It, and it’s author, Stephen C. Meyer, are apparently one of the hottest things in the Intelligent Design movement at the moment, and most pro-ID blogs [...]
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You know, as tempting as it was to make the title of this post “Richard Dawkins hates Jews”… No, I will do no such thing.
Evolution News & Views is great, it really is. One minute they’re posting about the Problem of Evil and hormone receptor evolution, and the next they’re launching an attack on poor Richard Dawkins, claiming that he’s an anti-Semite. Yes, that’s right, you didn’t read incorrectly – anti-Semite. You know, a person who hates Jewish people. Yep, one of those types.
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This is just a quick Tabletop Transitional, showing you all a video made by Jeremy Mohn, a contributor to the Stand Up for Real Science blog. Like me, Jeremy found gross errors on the new Discovery Institute site, Faith and Evolution, but he made this video specifically to highlight one of the worst offenses.
Isn’t the fact that it’s Richard Dawkins reading the Darwin quote at the end of the video such delicious irony?
Oh, and I’d like to give a shoutout to the husband of Kylie [...]
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Evolution News and Views article: “51% of British Public Doubts Darwin; 10-20% Attend Church”
A new survey has just come out from the polling firm ComRes, exploring the specific theological beliefs of British citizens when it comes to the intersection of science and religion: yes, that’s right, it was a creationism survey. Of course, the Discovery Institute seized onto this like a male bear seizes its mate during that time of the year, forcefully yet with strange compassion, and has written about it on its “unbiased” blog (which [...]
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