Archives for September 23, 2010

Triassic Life on Land

The Triassic is old. This book is new. That is a hard to beat combination.

When I finished reading the sixth book, I turned to Julia, then about 12 years old or so, and said “Oh crap, now we have to wait for the next book to come out” and she said “Welcome to my entire life, Dad!” Anyway, we all love the movies, and here’s the trailers for the…

You Can Let Wikipedia Think For You!

There are three ways in which Wikipedia is very counterproductive when it comes to having conversations. 1) Sometimes it is not correct, but is taken as gospel. This is rare, because errors that are encountered when this happens tend to get fixed, but it does happen; 2) Wikipedia, with it’s strident empirical approach and narrow…

Andrew Brown is an Ignoramus

Andrew Brown has written a blog post about the atheist rally in England at which Dawkins gave his now famous speech. Brown quote mines Dawkins in a way that is utterly abominable. Dawkins, in his speech, discusses a somewhat complicated relationship between certain facts … not too complicated but complicated enough that an ignoramus would…

Dawkins Remarks about the Pope