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Archive for September, 2008

The Americans have infected us

Monday, September 15th, 2008 Posted in Creationism | No Comments »

Apparently the UK has its own creationist museum now, according to BBC News.  The project has been financed and designed by these witless retards at the Creation Science Movement, officially the oldest such organisiation in the world, and already over ...

Put your name to it

Monday, September 15th, 2008 Posted in Climate Change, Conspiracy Theories, General | No Comments »

I've come up with a way to stop all this squabbling about contentious issues.  It's simple - we agree to differ. But it's better than that - I've just finished implementing a petition system, modified from a WordPress plugin by ...

Climate change series on BBC Two

Sunday, September 14th, 2008 Posted in Climate Change | 2 Comments »

I appreciate that (for now, at least) this is only going to be accessible for the Brits reading this page, but there's a wonderful series on global warming on BBC Two at the moment called 'Earth: The Climate Wars'. If ...

Propaganda

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 Posted in Politics | No Comments »

I've been thinking about freedom of speech, and how it should apply to the issue of Creationism vs. Science. In particular, I was just watching season 3, episode 16 of Battlestar Galactica (*cough*) in which a document of propaganda ...

You’ve gotta love Matt Damon

Thursday, September 11th, 2008 Posted in Politics | No Comments »

Matt Damon is on youtube speaking out against the horrific possibility of Sarah Palin becoming leader of the most powerful country on Earth. Here's the bit that I like: "I need to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here four thousand ...

Greenpeace gets away with vandalism

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 Posted in Climate Change, General, Politics | No Comments »

The news tonight is that five members of Greenpeace have been acquitted of charges of criminal damage after breaking into a coal power station and dropping a banner from the top saying "Gordon"; presumably aimed at the Prime Minister. The full story ...

Genius

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 Posted in General | No Comments »

How did I miss this onion article? It's a work of genius ad has been up for five days, but somehow I only just saw it.  This is probably at least as good as their legendary article on Intelligent Falling. It ...

LHC Warm Up

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 Posted in Conspiracy Theories, General Science | No Comments »

Tomorrow, Wednesday 10th September 2008, is a momentous day.  At some point, if all goes well, scientists will pass a beam of protons for the first time completely round the brand new LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN, near Geneva. ...

What should kids learn at school?

Monday, September 8th, 2008 Posted in Education | No Comments »

There's yet more chaos in the British school system at the moment as the minister for schools, the too-aptly-named-for-it-to-be-clever-to-make-fun-of-it Ed Balls, is contemplating changing the whole SAT examination system yet again.  Part of me wants to just yell out "leave ...

Tutu says what we’re all thinking

Monday, September 8th, 2008 Posted in Religion | No Comments »

Desmond Tutu, charismatic African church leader, has, I believe, finally stood up and said what pretty much everyone outside of the Anglican church has been thinking for decades now: sex really isn't a big deal. Speaking at a conference in London, ...