Chromosome 2 (con)fusion.

Those wacky creationists are at it again. This time, they have a book out that purports to challenge the evidence for human evolution. I haven’t read it, but you can find a thorough review here. From all appearances, it isn’t any better than their previous treatment of junk DNA (reviewed in detail here).

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Thorough takedown of the supposed connection between Darwin and Nazism.

It has been a common tactic among creationists to attempt to discredit scientific ideas by linking them to the horrific actions of the likes of Hitler and the Nazis. The scientific merits of a theory do not rest on its societal implications, of course, but there is also the issue that the Nazis did […]


Larry Moran clarifies the Onion Test.

Head on over to Sandwalk to see Larry Moran’s superb clarification of the Onion Test, which seems to be a source of confusion for some.


Should evolution be taught in school? Should math?

The first clip is a series of responses to the question “Should evolution be taught in school?” by the 2011 Miss USA contestants. If you can’t get through the whole thing (I couldn’t), don’t worry — you’ll get the gist of it quickly enough. The second clip is a spoof of the first. Enjoy! […]


The war on brains.

Sigh.


Please send me a "special edition" copy of the Origin.

If you managed to get an extra copy of the “special edition” of the Origin that was handed out on US and Canadian campuses, I would appreciate receiving one!

WANT:


Don't diss Darwin.

The good news, there will be free copies of On the Origin of Species handed out at various universities, including mine.  The bad news, it comes with a tragically silly introduction by creationist banana-man* Ray Comfort.  Thankfully, the NCSE is on the case. They have a site devoted to this issue, Don’t Diss Darwin.

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Canada’s science minister refuses to answer question about evolution.

“I’m not going to answer that question. I am a Christian, and I don’t think anybody asking a question about my religion is appropriate.”

So said Canada’s federal science minister, Gary Goodyear, a chiropractor from Ontario, when asked if he accepts that evolution has happened. Who but a creationist would construe a question about […]


Another reason to drop "Darwinism".

New Scientist book reviews editor Amanda Geftner describes some of the red flags that she has come to recognize as indicating a hidden religious agenda in pseudoscientific books. Here is one relevant excerpt: When you come across the terms “Darwinism” or “Darwinists”, take heed. True scientists rarely use these terms, and instead opt for […]


10 major flaws of evolution (and one 10-part refutation).

Steven Novella of NeuroLogica has a detailed post over at Skepticblog, providing a refutation of the “10 major flaws of evolution” — worth seeing.