Pharyngula

Archives for March, 2008

…but there is a good argument against it: many religions are sickening. Wow, that set you guys on fire. Just to clarify: I think Wilders is a flaming nutcase; I deplore his racist angle and his desire to exclude and oppress rather than educate. However, here is the problem: when people ask me if we…

Point and laugh

Sometimes, people wonder if criticizing creationists brings more attention to them than they deserve — it’s a weird dynamic on the web, where we measure popularity by traffic (unfortunately), so referencing the bad guys sends them traffic, which seems to increase their apparent popularity. There’s no way around it, because that’s the way it works.…

Carnivalia and an open thread

The next Tangled Bank will be at Further Thoughts on 2 April — it’s time to send those links in to me or host@tangledbank.net. Meanwhile, get inspired to write some Tangled Bank-worthy posts by reading these fine carnivals. The Carnival of the Cities I and the Bird #71 Carnival of the Liberals #61 Friday Ark…

I have to make this really, really simple for the “Hitler was an evolutionist” dimwits. There is a central, incredibly obvious fact in Darwin’s insight. If members of a population die or are killed off, they will leave no descendants for subsequent generations. It isn’t razzle-dazzle genius. Any idiot can figure that one out —…

I always aim to misbehave

Some of you know that the producers of Expelled had a conference call this afternoon…a carefully controlled, closed environment in which they would spout their nonsense and only take questions by email. I listened to it for a while, and yeah, it was the usual run-around. However, I dialed in a few minutes early, and…

I’m writing this at an altitude of 37,000 feet, 7 miles up in the air. Now I’m not really afraid of flying — I am entirely confident that I’ll be able to post this sometime after I land — but if you think about it, it’s grounds for trepidation. This is insanely high, and I’m…

The giant squid has a penis

This video definitively settles that question.

Everyone must dance