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).


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.


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!


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.


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.