Archives for January 3, 2011

Science and Reason 2011: Future Watch

The Podcast from last Sunday’s show is now on line. Go here and find “download now” and click that.

According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, the developers building the new Noah’s Ark museum in Kentucky are asking for the gummit to build ‘em a road to the place. The State Transportation Cabinet, as they call it there, is officially stating that no commitments have been made, which I’m sure means, “The deal’s done and we’z…

The other day, a science teacher remarked that a student who had previously declared herself to be a creationist, and who’s parents had previously expressed concern over the teaching of evolution, was suddenly all talky-talky and engaging the teacher in more or less polite and friendly discussion about the topic, coming to visit the teacher…

Not much info on this: The blood soaked rag Rolling Stone has been blocked from printing the names, photos, and addresses of gay Ugandan citizens. When the paper did so last year with the headline “Hang Them,” it was taken to court. Here is what Justice Kibuuka Musoke wrote in his ruling: “Gays are also…

A discussion of misconceptions in evolution … about missing links, or great chains of being, or teleology (the idea that evolution is goal-directed) has got to be the most fun you can have with your pants on. Pursuant to this, let’s sharpen and clarify our evolutionary theory mojo by considering the concept of “mosaic evolution”…