Pharyngula

This story is getting a lot of attention suddenly: it’s a blog about a biologist reshelving creationist crap in bookstores. It’s good stuff … but I thought we all did this. You mean most people don’t?

Comments

  1. #1 Tom @Thoughtsic.com
    July 30, 2007

    Wow.. that’s awesome… that blog is now one of my favorites.

    I do hate, as a past student of philosophy, how book stores often group it in with New Age or Religion. Sure, some of it is fluff, but not all of it.

    This does give me a new reason to stop by the bookstore at malls. (Otherwise I order everything off of Amazon.)

  2. #2 Casey
    July 30, 2007

    I have done that several times. Usually, it just involves hiding books by Coulter and O’Reilly.

  3. #3 tony
    July 30, 2007

    J-Dog:

    Sometimes they go into the Children’s Fairy Tales section.

    Doncha think that’s awfully cruel in this supposedly enlighted age?

  4. #4 Hoosier mama
    July 30, 2007

    …sure its petty, but at least the guy isn’t peeing or defecating in them

  5. #5 arachnophilia
    July 30, 2007

    ok, i have mixed feelings about this.

    does it make the average person looking for a copy of “edge of evolution” more or less likely to browse the legitimate science titles?

  6. #6 not today
    August 2, 2007

    Inspired by these fine examples, I popped over to my nearest bookstore and reshelved three hardback copies of “The edge of evolution” in the “Christianity” section. I guess technically it should have gone under Satanism but they don’t seem to have that category :)

    Satanism would be in the New Age section under witchcraft. Go fig’r.