Archives for September 22, 2009

It’s a bug eat fish world 2.

Giant Waterbug Catches Fish

… or, maybe gets shallower. I’m not sure.

Do you believe in god (cnn poll)

This poll has many tens of thousands of responses so far. PZ turned it from 60-30 yes/no to 30-60, but his minions, though vast, are not vast enough. So, all 11 of you: Get over there and vote! Like the charge of the light brigade!!!

Book Note: The Great Dinosaur Discoveries

Sbling Darren Naish has a book out! It’s called Great Dinosaur Hunters and Their Discoveries. Publisher’s notes: This elegantly illustrated volume is a journey through more than two centuries of remarkable discovery. Books on dinosaurs are usually arranged by classification or epoch, but this unique work tells the story chronologically, in order of the key…

PZ reviewed Dawkins’ Book

PZ Myers’ review of Richard Dawkins’ book, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, printed in Seed Magazine, is available on line here.

Chris Mooney on Morning Joe

Lucky for Chris Joe wasn’t there. He tends to interrupt the interviewee even more than these other guys do. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

Something terrible is happening. Pass it on. Protect Insurance Companies PSA from Will Ferrell

A former animal researcher speaks out

Dario Ringach used animals in his research in neuroscience. When extremist animal rights activists tried to blow up his house in 2006, and accidentally almost blew up the wrong person’s house (in characteristic fashion, they got the address wrong, and the bomb did not function) Ringach got spooked and quit using the animals. Recently, Ringach…

In the first part of this discussion, I reminded you that we are talking about “falsehoods.” “Falsehood” is a term I and others have co-opted and have used for well over a decade in courses across the land on evolutionary biology and related topics. The idea is to identify a statement that, when uttered in…

The Rapture is Not Happening

You know, if the Rapture happens, God is going to take PZ first, so he can make PZ collect tickets at the Pearly Gates, then after everyone is in, including all of PZ’s nemesi, St. Peter slams the door on him and makes him stand on a cloud forever. So, I checked to see if…