Category: "Science"

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09/07/07

  05:56:20 am, by Nimble   , 189 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Science

An Even Better Moon Landing Anti-Conspiracy Site

I really enjoy Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy site, and it has much to recommend it apart from its eminently sensible anti-hoax pages, including its oft-updated blog, notes on good and bad astronomy and really good forums. My new favourite on the anti-hoax… more »

08/24/07

  08:55:26 pm, by Nimble   , 71 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

George Kenney's Halton Arp Interview

George Kenney of Electric Politics interviewed Halton Arp back at the beginning of June. I have transcribed the interview here. Here is the original podcast. Arp was a little hard to make out in some spots in the interview, so if you know any of the… more »

08/22/07

  09:26:39 pm, by Nimble   , 1021 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Ethics, Religion, Science

A Week Of Anti-Science Nutjobs

Wow, it's been a banner week so far, and it's only half over! In recent news... Adnan Oktar, the nut behind the pen name Harun Yahya, distributor of glossy, expensive textbooks full of creationist fantasy, got the Turkish courts to have the entirety… more »

08/17/07

  03:17:51 am, by Nimble   , 2810 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Evolution Is Not "A Fantasy"

The lady who plastered anti-evolution billboards around Minnesota has a website. It is full of, as I would deem it, anti-evolution propaganda, including various quotes mined out of context. Some of them might seem quite damning, like Brian Goodwin's… more »

08/04/07

  05:16:46 am, by Nimble   , 3216 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Religion, Science

Parade of Foolishness

There's an extremely short blurb referring to Ham's creation museum over on Parade. I wasn't expecting the comments section to be one of the strangest, most worrisome indicator of the intrusion of a new American Dark Ages I have seen in a long while.… more »

07/22/07

  12:22:57 am, by Nimble   , 666 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Religion, Science

Nut On The Run

Wired picked up on the saga of an overly-enthusiastic off-kilter creationist making escalating insults and threats to University of Colorado professors, as well as a few other folks online. Well, he has absconded. more »

07/10/07

  04:36:57 am, by Nimble   , 361 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Science

Labour Mythology

We're learning all sorts of things in our pre-natal classes, and there are a few things that were mythology-dispelling. Where do we pick up on such mythology? Television. Well, at least, according to what I've learned so far, I have not witnessed proper… more »

06/22/07

  06:23:03 am, by Nimble   , 2064 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

"Truth in Science" Anything But

When I heard recently that the Scottish Qualifications Authority was considering Intelligent Design in any way, shape or form for science curriculum, I got hopping mad. America, I can see. Scotland, my homeland, even with its Calvinist past should know… more »

05/31/07

  07:47:30 pm, by Nimble   , 332 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Science

Natural Moral Fiber

Shankar Vedantam brings us news that doing good makes us feel good: "You gotta see this!" Jorge Moll had written to his colleague. Moll and Jordan Grafman, neuroscientists at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., had been scanning the… more »

02/03/07

  02:03:58 pm, by Nimble   , 223 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Common Sense, Science

TAM 5

They just finished the fifth Amazing Meeting put together by the James Randi Educational Foundation last month, and it sounded like a real blockbuster, with Adam and Tory from MythBusters, Matt and Trey from South Park and Julia Sweeney on the celebrity… more »

01/23/07

  07:29:39 pm, by Nimble   , 171 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Science

Sloan Digital Sky Survey Queries?

I had no idea that the data in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey was open to the public, but it is, and you can put your astronomy and database smarts together to help them find things, as well. Because of the way their program has been put together, it's… more »

01/22/07

  10:55:48 pm, by Nimble   , 114 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Science

LOSER Beams

I just encountered this little gem of a quote in the book, The New Physics : For The 21st Century on page 185: The word laser is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, (Actually, most lasers are not operated as… more »

01/20/07

  12:06:24 am, by Nimble   , 199 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, Science

Proteins to Music

Now this is an unusual site. Not only is it chock-full of information about genetics, but they've picked a rather unusual means to present protein sequences to music. Every three DNA 'letters' codes for a particular amino acid, so they have put… more »

01/17/07

  12:56:07 am, by Nimble   , 223 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Religion, Science

Billions Of Gaps!

Pat over at Red State Rabble just had to find something else someone said to make my blood boil! The joke that we have been making for the past many years is that every time we discover a fossil that fills in a missing link, we've just created two… more »

01/16/07

  08:54:39 pm, by Nimble   , 2192 words  
Categories: Thoughts, People, Religion, Science

Liddle Stirs It Up

I must admit, after seeing the sort of commentary and reaction she generated with her extremely well-spoken remarks about evolutionary theory, Elizabeth Liddle has earned herself a new fan. Well, there's actually a line-up of fans now; I might just be… more »

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