Archives for June, 2009

Cat Blogging

I have a cat named Isaac who is currently tipping the scales at around twenty pounds. In an attempt to control his weight I feed him light cat food (Science Diet, to be exact), and give him the absolute minimum he will let me get away with. A number of people have suggested getting a…

Coyne is Right, Mooney is Wrong

Another little blogfracas has erupted on the subject of accommodtaionism between science and religion. Chris Mooney, channeling Barbara Forrest, reiterated the standard complaints against those of us who argue that science and religion generally, and evolution and Christianity in particular, are not compatible. The specific target of his ire was Jerry Coyne’s recent, largely negative…

Dawkins vs. Coyne?

Looks like Richard Dawkins has a new book coming out. It’s called The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence For Evolution. I can’t wait to read it! But wait a sec? Didn’t Jerry Coyne just write that book? Yes, I believe he did. It was called Why Evolution is True. No subtitle needed; the title…

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. He is also a contributor to the crazy right-wing website Town Hall, which does not bode well for anything he writes. Let’s have a look at his latest offering: Recently, I received a rare student complaint over an e-mail I had sent…