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Archive for February, 2009

Responding to Creationist Requests

Thursday, February 19th, 2009 Posted in Creationism | 3 Comments »

PZ Myers has posted a wonderful example of exactly how to reply to a creationist when they ask you for a public forum to discuss their Intelligent Design nonsense. Part of me is still slightly annoyed that we're having to give these sad delusionals ...

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 ...

Fun with Fraud Ratings

Sunday, February 1st, 2009 Posted in Internet, Paranormal | 2 Comments »

Those of you who have been following for a while will remember my previous work on fraud ratings. Remember that a fraud rating is not claiming that a person is a fraud, lest I get sued: it is simply a ...