Archives for February 12, 2008

Proof that Noah’s Ark was Real

One of the most compelling argument that the story of Noah’s Ark is made up is the implausibility of having animals like tigers and lions together with animals like lambs and deer on the same boat for very long. The big carnivores would eventually eat the little cute furry things. The bunnies would be the…

Well, actually, what I mean by that is this: Scienceblogs.com wants to know more about our readers. Presumably, they want to know this sort of thing to improve and promote the site. But the really important thing is that you may win an iPod if you fill out the Survey Form, which is Here. I…

Evolution, Cuisine and Romance

A Cafe Scientifique by Yours Truly …. …. details below the fold.

SCIENCE is useful but that is not all it is. Science can be uplifting, thrilling, life-enhancing. Originally broadcast on Britain’s Channel 4 in 1996, Break the Science Barrier follows the Oxford Biologist Richard Dawkins as he meets with people who have experienced the wonders of science first-hand. We meet the astronomer who first discovered pulsars,…

Happy Birthday Charles Darwin

I’m not big on holidays, so I’m not doing anything special today. But I am big on Darwin, so I am doing something special All Month! And this consists of posting several things on Darwin, in particular, a series of post on the Voyage of the Beagle. You can get a current list of the…

What is a disease?

“Disease” is a big word. I’d like to address this question by focusing on the difference, or lack of difference, between a poison, a disease, and a yummy thing to eat. It turns out that they may all be the same. Yet different.