Archives for August, 2010

By now, this news is a few days old, but there was something I wanted to check on before noting it. Here’s the story:

he Linux market share continues to flatline. Here’s a piece on why. My explanation? Same as for a lot of things: People are morons, by and large. The article linked to mentions very good reasons that Linux should indeed not be adopted by others. But most of those reasons actually apply to other OS’s as…

Ray M. Davis, Jr., of Alachua also admits that his religious beliefs tell him that creationism is true, but despite this admission he still feels that his local school board should ruin science education for all the children in his local public school by ramming their non scientific beliefs down the throats of the students…

The statement is not a lot different than before, and it is still one I agree with:

Creationists have often argued that they did not come from apes, a view usually ridiculed by the scientific community. Recent evidence, however, suggests that they may have actually been right. Scientists think that at the dawn of mankind, when the rest of the human race was busy evolving and adapting to their environment, creationists were…

British NSS Criticizes Creationist Zoo

The National Secular Society of Britain has weighed in on the problem of bringing Welsh students to the Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm where they can learn about how Jesus rode a Dinosaur.

I’m skeptical of this…

I’m skeptical that it is possible to make fried beer. I find it hard to believe that one can be human and not be a hypocrite at least some times. I’m skeptical that atheist doctors will actually conspire to kill you sooner than other doctors. I’m skeptical that science experiments always work.

A Sunday Science Reading List

I know a lot of you are interested in the Yellowstone Caldera. WEll, a recent article has come out on the topic in Geophysical Research Letters. Chris Rowan has summarized, reviewed, and analyzed the paper here. The way the CDC talks about flu mortality has changed. This is interesting, important, and possibly even annoying. Superbug…

Hear The Conspiracy Skeptic

Skeptically Speaking’s Podcase show Karl Mamer is now a podcast, here. (Includes Josh Witten on irrational beliefs and evolutionary theory.)

Earl may threaten the US Virgin Islands and Pueto Rico with hurricane force winds. These areas will be affected by tropical storm force winds. Antigua, Barbuda, Monserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla, Saint Martin and Satin Barthelemy, St. Marten, Saba and St. Eustatius are under hurricane warnings, and a hurricane watch is in effect for…