Archive for the 'Science' Category

Global Warming: Pick a Column

Monday, July 16th, 2007

A bit oversimplified, as he admits, but it’s an interesting argument. He addresses some criticisms here, here, and here.
(Via The Talent Show)

Majority of Republicans Disbelieve Evolution

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

There are some who attempt to wave away the fact that there is a correlation between being Republican and disbelieving the theory of evolution. However, a recent Gallup poll supports that correlation:
The majority of Republicans in the United States do not believe the theory of evolution is true and do not believe that humans evolved [...]

Who Doesn’t Believe in Evolution?

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Three GOP Presidential candidates – Brownback, Tancredo and Huckabee – that’s who.
(Pointed out to me by Ged)

Visualize Evolution

Monday, February 5th, 2007

One of the principle factors in evolution is the random mutation of genetic code. This often leads to the misconception that evolution as a whole is totally random, but that isn’t the case. Selective pressures, such as natural selection, are a non-random “guiding force” in the process of evolution. Natural selection is what turns those [...]

Psychic Was Wrong About Hornbeck

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Psychics tend to be extremely accurate – as long as you ignore their misses. Here’s a recent example of a big miss that psychic-believers would probably like to sweep under the rug.
Shawn Hornbeck’s disappearance had a happy ending when police found him alive earlier this month. The news took many people by surprise, most likely [...]

Saddam as a Lab Rat?

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

First of all, let it be known that I’m pretty much ok with the fact that Saddam was executed. If anyone deserved it, he certainly did. However, Richard Dawkins brings up an interesting point: By executing Saddam we have lost the chance to study him and learn from him.
Imagine, in fancy, that some science fiction [...]

I thought it was made of cheese…

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 gives some details about NASA’s plans for a moon base:
The perpetual sunshine in most of the extreme north and south means plenty of light for energy-producing solar panels; the perpetual darkness in the shadowed polar regions means a steady supply of water ice, which can be harvested for consumption …
I for one agree that [...]

Interview With Judge John E. Jones

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

The Lutheran has an interview with Judge John E. Jones, the federal judge who ruled on the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District Intelligent Design trial last year. Jones responds to some of the critics who disagreed with his ruling, touching on the role of the judiciary, our establishment clause, and his own faith.

The Pope and Evolution (and Hitler)

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Nancy over at the Front Pew links to this Washington Post article and asks, “Will Pope Benedict XVI embrace Intelligent Design?”
The author of the WaPo article seems to think that its a possibility, saying:
Schoenborn, a close associate of Benedict, raised eyebrows last year with an article in the New York Times suggesting the Catholic Church [...]

Intelligently Designed Debunking

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Jason Rosenhouse explains a few easy ways to spot bogus Intelligent Design arguments.
Anti-evolutionists are skillful at burying the weaknesses of their arguments beneath a wealth of scientific jargon. This presents a problem for fair-minded non-scientists trying to determine where reality lies. If rivals in a debate make differing claims about the relationship between thermodynamics and [...]