Archives for September 14, 2010

Do you remember the controversy over nuns painting a naked guy as part of an advertising campaign? (Click here, not work safe if anyone is looking and they’re a prude.) Well, apparently one thing led to another and one of the nuns got pregnant!

Governor Rick Perry’s position is that he believes in “Intelligent Design” as a matter of faith and intellect. Well, his faith is out of place (did he not swear to protect and defend the US constitution? On a bible?) and his intellect is clearly damaged by exposure to those wide open Texas spaces. Between his…

Before and after public pressure

Before: Irish science minister boosts antievolution blarney The Irish minister of state for science is to appear at a launch party for a self-published antievolutionist book, according to the Irish Times (September 13, 2010). Conor Lenihan, who represents Dublin South West for Fianna Fáil in Dáil Éireann (the lower house of the Irish parliament) and…

Stones & Bones: Evolution for kids

Stones & Bones is a new book for children on the topic we all know and love: Evolution. The book comes with a CD and there is a very useful accompanying web site, according to the publishers. The NCSE recommends it.

NOT!!!!!! Actually, I think we can make even better arguments about Luskin’s points than this fun video gives. Put them in the comment section please:

The blogosphere is structured like a bus of tourists heading into ever new territory being spoken to by a thousand guides with microphones in the front of the vehicle. Woe be it to any guide who points out something that the bus passed several blocks back. But sometimes it is appropriate to re-mention certain things…

I hereby withdraw my earlier prediction that a blob over Mali and Niger would be the next named Atlantic storm. Instead, I think it will be this one right here: We shall name it Karl. If it forms into a tropical storm soon. Expect that by Thursday.

Science Education and Critical Thinking

I just want to remind returning teachers of this podcast: How are today’s teachers sharing the wonders of science and critical thinking with the next generation of students? With cognitive psychologist and university lecturer Barbara Drescher, and Mike McRae, former science teacher and current science writer for the education division of Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and…

The Women Of Skepticism

…. the podcast of the recent Skeptically Speaking, is here. It’s a recorded live show! This is not about women in skepticism. It is about skepticism, by women. Sort of. Anyway this episode includes: Panelists: Kylie Sturgess of The Token Skeptic, Robynn ?Swoopy? McCarthy of Skepticality, and Heidi Anderson and Jenna Marie Griffith of SheThought.…

Dropbox is still good

I’ve been using Dropbox for several months now, and I still like it. I have it installed on two computers, a desktop and a laptop. I recently wiped the desktop’s hard drive and installed an entirety new drive and system, then I installed Dropbox, and all my files (which were stored on Dropbox) mysteriously appeared…