Respectful Insolence

Archives for January 16, 2008

The Downfall of HD-DVD

Only someone who’s a bit of a tech geek who hasn’t yet decided which format to purchase for HD video and is a World War II and Holocaust history buff could find this video as hilarious as I do. (Not to mention someone who, due to a confluence of craziness in professional and personal life,…

PETA outdoes itself in sheer insanity

File this under You Can’t Make Stuff Like This Up. Just when I think People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) can’t get any more zany or ridiculous in its never-ending battle against meat eating, it comes up with a gem like sending a request to the jail where a cannibal killer is being…

How woo can really, really hurt

Pal MD explains it to us using an example.

It’s been a while since I’ve dealt with creationists trying to claim either that evolutionary theory is not relevant to the problem of microbial resistance to antibiotics or, even worse, making really bad medical recommendations on the basis of their interpretation of evolution. This time around RPM has posted a nice article on Competitive Release…