Archives for June, 2007

Hunger Awareness Day: June 5th

Today is the sixth annual Hunger Awareness Day, sponsored by America’s Second Harvest. All too often we think of hunger as something affecting other countries (which of course it does) and focus more on obesity than hunger in America, but we have a serious problem with it here in the United States as well. Some…

Behe pwned again

You’ve probably already seen a few reviews of Michael Behe ‘s new book, The Edge of Evolution. I’ve barely cracked open my review copy yet, but I already know that one example that features prominently throughout the book is malaria (hence my interest in it, moreso than any more “irreducible complexity” or bad math). However,…

Did Hitler have syphilis?

Syphilis is a disease frequently shrouded in many levels of mystery. It appeared suddenly in Europe in the late 1400s as a highly virulent and often fatal disease, a disease that could give Ebola a run for its money when it comes to sheer grotesque-ness. Victims may be covered with pustules from head to toe,…

Back when I used to discuss evolution directly with creationists more frequently, I’d often cite Answers in Genesis’ page of Arguments we think creationists should not use” page. I hadn’t checked this out in awhile, and forgot they have on there as an argument that is “doubtful, hence, inadvisable to use:” “Natural selection is a…

Razib calls attention to a life-or-death situation affecting many minorities in this country: lack of organ and tissue matches for those in need of a transplant. He highlights one man in immediate need of a bone marrow transplant: A tragedy, in five lines; This is Vinay and his wife Rashmi. They were married in 2005.…