Respectful Insolence

Archives for October 23, 2006

Bad, bad, baaaaad history

The Carnival of Bad History has been posted at Archy. Go there and learn how history can be distorted and abused for ideological purposes or just plain ignorance. Oddly enough, though, there doesn’t appear to be an article on that ultimate form of bad history, Holocaust denial. There is, however, a rather odd article on…

The Bible eternally unchanged and unchanging?

…not according to this article: If 40 percent of Americans refuse to believe that humans evolved from earlier hominids, how many will accept that the book we know as the Bible evolved from earlier texts and was not handed down, in toto, by God in its present form? The fossil evidence for human evolution is…

Jail for scientific misconduct?

Having been out of town a lot the last couple of weeks, I haven’t read the New York Times Magazine the last couple of Sundays. It’s a magazine that I either read cover to cover or toss aside having read only The Ethicist, something that usually happens when it delves into some annoying hipster topic…