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Do no evil??? Bad Google!

I mentioned earlier that Google News had kicked ScienceBlogs off their news feed, but left the Discovery Institute’s blog. Well, look at what showed up today in my “Google Alerts” for the query “human evolution”:

Most of you could probably guess that my first post on Harun Yahya was meant to highlight what a joke the whole affair was. You see, making fun of Harun Yahya and his fellow travelers is a guiltless pleasure: you get to be snobby and elitist toward those idiotic moronic knuckle-draggers, and, you feel righteous…

Harun Yahya – who is funding him?

As a follow up to my post mocking Harun Yahya, check out Ali Eteraz’s impressive post exploring his possible sources of funding and affiliations. My own immediate instinct was to assume that he was a front for Saudi $$$; Ali points to reasons why this is unlikely. The argument is circumstantial and based on elimination…

The New York Times has a funny article up, Islamic Creationist and a Book Sent Round the World, which recounts the mass distribution (gratis) of Harun Yahya’s latest tract, a lavishly illustrated and packaged glossy book which aims to show that evolution didn’t occur. This is chuckle worthy: He said people who had received copies…

Earlier, I have implied that anti-scientific sensibilities will survive the “death of organized religion,” because they preceded the rise of such supernatural peddling institutions. Of the two Korean states, the Republic of South Korea, where 40% of the population are theists is the God intoxicated half. At least on paper. North Korea is an atheistic…

Over at Accidental Blogger Ruchira Paul has a profile up of Barbara Forrest, philosopher and science activist. I’ve long admired her coauthor Paul Gross, who I’ve had the pleasure of being mildly acquainted with on internet mailing lists, and I props to Dr. Forrest as well. I don’t talk much about Creationism here because I…

Carl fisks Luskin

Check it, Carl Zimmer smacks down Casey Luskin. Hot dog.

Vedic Creationism

US author offers ‘Vedic alternative’ to evolution theory: Offering a “Vedic alternative” to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, an American author has claimed that human beings devolved from the “realm of pure consciousness”, as testified by archaeological evidence discovered over the past 150 years. “We did not evolve up from matter. Instead, we devolved, or came…

Creationism in Poland

Polish MEP calls for ‘scholarly debate’ on evolution: ‘I am a scientist, I am a geneticist, my specialty is population genetics and I reject the theory of evolution on the basis of the field of science I represent. I find that in many fields of science there are scientists who reject the theory of evolution…