Category: "Science"

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04/17/12

  01:13:00 am, by Nimble   , 3195 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Creationist on a Thread: Part I

This article in TechnicianOnline stirred up a lot of controversy. You could follow the Facebook responses to that for days and hardly come to the end of it. Where I chose to chime in was where someone had rebuffed that original author, a creationist… more »

09/07/11

  03:04:44 am, by Nimble   , 736 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Niles Eldredge Out Of Context

Creationists love "gotcha" quotes. In a world view where scientists are all party to one great conspiracy, these are signs of cracks in the great façade. These quotes bounce all over the internet, mindlessly copy-pasted. There is a catch,… more »

02/04/11

  02:30:50 pm, by Nimble   , 466 words  
Categories: Distractions, Common Sense, Science

The Burger Of Eternal Fullness

In a wonderful (cough) thread talking about cancer prevention and why-is-there-so-little-focus-on-that which turned into a thread of big paranoid ranters versus skeptical rebutters, there was a comment that caught my eye that just gave me a chuckle:… more »

10/04/10

  01:00:33 am, by Nimble   , 314 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Some ID Comments Just Take The Cake

ID is still developing it's scientific framework but many of you evolutionists are like hypocritical people who want to kill a new born baby on the basis of the argument that the baby does not talk and does not run even though you know it is a… more »

09/23/09

  01:18:05 pm, by Nimble   , 56 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Ari's Got A Blog

My good internet friend, Ari Jokimäki from Finland, now has a blog! His main focuses on the blog are discordant redshift systems - that is, galaxies, quasars, etc. where the objects do not seem to be at their redshift distance - and the history of… more »

05/21/09

  01:53:56 am, by Nimble   , 1489 words  
Categories: Common Sense, Politics, Religion, Science

Bill 44 Passes Second Reading

This bill has been causing some stir in Alberta. Essentially, the bill modifies the Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act RSA-2000 cH-14 here with modifications that, for the most part, add sexual orientation to these protected categories:… more »

02/18/09

  01:00:30 am, by Nimble   , 1111 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Science

Theory and Evidence

The phrase "it's only a theory" is bandied about in some circles these days, but it's inappropriate when it comes to talking about a scientific capital-T Theory, in particular one whose sesquicentennial takes place this year. Cries of "prove it" and… more »

02/09/09

  01:07:26 am, by Nimble   , 590 words  
Categories: Common Sense, Science

Christopher Booker - Welcome to Twit Club

In this, the 200th anniversary year of the birth of Charles Darwin, some people feel obliged to weigh in on the subjects of Darwin, or evolution, or what have you, and show themselves to be right twits in the process. Take a look at Christopher… more »

01/26/09

  01:05:21 am, by Nimble   , 3000 words  
Categories: Journal, Thoughts, Religion, Science

PZ Myers' Calgary Talk

With the kind babysitting services of mom-in-law, we were able to make our way up to the university in pretty decent time, all the while forcing the TomTom to continually update its trajectory - we're not about to make some annoying merges to save a few… more »

01/19/09

  12:33:48 am, by Nimble   , 647 words  
Categories: Announcements [A], Religion, Science

PZ Myers Coming To Calgary

The indomitable and unapologetically controversial Paul (PZ) Myers of the Pharyngula blog is coming to the University of Calgary next Sunday afternoon, January 25th (date confirmed!) in the ICT building (see here for maps of the campus), room 102 as the… more »

10/25/08

  01:58:24 am, by Nimble   , 346 words  
Categories: Religion, Science

AronRa's Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism

For a thorough treatment of the assumptions, presumptions and myths underlying creationism, you can hardly do better than to take in the scruffy-but-erudite AronRa's series on the Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism. His expositions on transitional… more »

08/30/08

  03:47:36 am, by Nimble   , 1354 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Evolution, Alberta and Headdesk Denyse - Part II

The Calgary Herald gave Denyse O'Leary an "in rebuttal" column (entitled "Theory needs a paramedic, not more cheerleaders") to rebut Breakenridge's article. From what I can gather, Denyse is ostensibly a journalistic defender of Intelligent Design.… more »

08/20/08

  12:10:54 am, by Nimble   , 1885 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Evolution, Alberta and Headdesk Denyse - Part I

Rob Breakenridge wrote this article for the Calgary Herald, entitled "What is it about evolution theory that Albertans don't get?" in response to this Angus Reid poll. On the third page of the poll results, there is a percentage, by region, of the… more »

07/23/08

  12:14:05 am, by Nimble   , 225 words  
Categories: Reviews, Games, Programming, Science

FoldIt!

For a fan of biology, as well as of puzzle games in general, this is one of the most amazing things I have seen in a long time. Now, we already have things like Folding@Home, which is a distributed project that attempts to find low-energy conformations… more »

07/01/08

  03:03:29 am, by Nimble   , 583 words  
Categories: Religion, Science

The Impasse

Despite all the labels and posturing and rationalizations, when it comes down to why evolution is a particular target for many of the Christian (as well as Jewish and Muslim, though we hear less of those perspectives here), it is relatively simple, and… more »

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