Archives for February 9, 2008

Whale Evolution

I’ve not been commenting on the comments on this post about the Myers – Rue debate, but I have been reading them with great interest. The following, while not addressing most of the comments, arises from them.

After the Sunday service in Westminster Chapel, where worshippers were exhorted to wage “the culture war” in the Second World World War spirit of Sir Winston Churchill, cabbie James McLean delivered his verdict on Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. “Evolution is a lie, and it’s being taught in schools as fact, and it’s leading our…

On the Origin of Species

… is a book by Charles Darwin. But it is also a web page at The Guardian (UK). 150 years ago, Charles Darwin unveiled his theory of natural selection. To mark this anniversary we bring you the definitive guide to the naturalist’s great book, with extracts from key chapters and essays from leading scientists and…

With maverick flair and a strategist’s disdain for accepted wisdom, Jaime Lerner re-invented urban space in his native Curitiba, Brazil. Along the way he managed to revolutionize bus transit, awaken green consciousness in a populace accustomed to litter and blight, and change the way city planners and bureaucrats world-wide conceive what’s possible within the tangled…

Bad News: It’s a Big Lizard!! According to a report noted in Evolving in Kansas, Komodo Dragons have been hatched in Sedgwick County without fertilization by a male. There are two of them, both males. (Isn’t that interesting?) … I think they should name them Jesus and Brian.

Trolls Win Legal Fight

Anonymous trolls on the Internet are allowed to remain anonymous, a judge in a California appeals court ruled yesterday. Not only that, but they’re allowed to exercise their First Amendment rights and speak their minds, no matter how scathing their comments may be. The court opinion reversed a previous decision that would have allowed Lisa…

What do you eat when you are traveling the world in search of truth about the natural world? Most of the time Darwin ate pretty well…

Creationists and Deception

Marshall Helberger writes an interesting editorial in the Timberjay, a northern Minnesota newspaper, about creationist tactics.