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Archive for the ‘Biology’ Category

A new presentation is ready!

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 Posted in Biology, Creationism | No Comments »

Hi, I've finished the next presentation - this one is on the subject of Anatomy. I cover some of the usual topics - irreducible complexity, the eye, Haeckel's embryos. Check it out on YouTube.

Sixth Presentation is Up

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 Posted in Biology, Creationism, General Science | No Comments »

The sixth of my lecture series on science and creationism is now up on YouTube. This one is all about Abiogenesis, the origin of life from non-living chemicals. This is a notorious subject, as it's so difficult to get any ...

Happy Darwin Day!

Thursday, February 12th, 2009 Posted in Biology, Creationism | No Comments »

Today, as I'm sure you know, marks a very important anniversary - the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin - a man responsible for one of the greatest paradigm shifts in the entire history of science. How can I possibly do justice ...

Britain in the grip of stupidity epidemic

Friday, February 6th, 2009 Posted in Biology, Creationism, Education, Health | No Comments »

The mind boggles. The "Rescuing Darwin Survey" was, IMHO, extraordinarily poor in its design; but that's only a tiny excuse for what is a colossal failure of education, the press, and, frankly, the national intelligence. 33% of adults in the survey believed that ...


Thursday, December 4th, 2008 Posted in Biology, Health, Paranormal | No Comments »

I'm stuck at home today feeling like death, with a splitting headache, fever, cough and sore throat. Fortunately, I went to see the doctor yesterday before it got too bad, so I'm all stocked up with medicines. At least it ...

The Genius of Charles Darwin – Review

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 Posted in Biology, Creationism, Education, Religion | No Comments »

Professor Richard Dawkins has been at the forefront of the modern assault against religious fundamentalism for many years, culminating in his recent publication of 'The God Delusion', which has been translated into 31 million languages and sold over 1.5 million ...

The Genius of Charles Darwin

Monday, August 4th, 2008 Posted in Biology | No Comments »

I've been off for a few days in Exeter. Fortunately, not much of great craziness seems to have happened over that time.  However, I want to draw everyone (in the UK) to a programme on TV tonight, hosted by Richard ...

Chemical free?

Saturday, July 19th, 2008 Posted in Biology, Health | No Comments »

There's a new series of advertisements on British TV for a make of garden fertiliser which proudly announces that it is 'chemical free'. Really? Hmmm.. well, the only thing that's chemical free is a vacuum, and I'm sure that's not ...

Water on early Mars

Thursday, July 17th, 2008 Posted in Astronomy, Biology | No Comments »

A recent report says that water was widespread on Mars, early in its life.  Here's the BBC article and the Nature abstract (not for the faint hearted).  This will, of course, raise the possibility that primitive microbial life might have ...

The Imperfect Eye

Monday, June 30th, 2008 Posted in Biology, Creationism | No Comments »

I was just watching a debate between disgraced Young-Earth Creationist Kent Hovind and founder of The Skeptics Society, Michael Shermer, which took place a few years back before Hovind's incarceration for tax evasion.  Here's a great example of my first and ...