Category Archives: evolution
Presidential contestant Rick Santorum took the Republican nominating reality show to new depths over the weekend. Among the lowlights was this clueless attack on public education: (Santorum) said he wants to get the federal and state governments out of public … Continue reading
Broadcast by BBC1 in March, this moment from an interfaith panel show highlights two important points I’ve covered in this blog: (1) the question isn’t what you believe, but whether that belief is adaptive to a scientific civilization (2) teaching … Continue reading
Via MoJo, we catch up with idiocracy being installed in Tennessee: The bill would require educators to “assist teachers to find effective ways to present the science curriculum as it addresses scientific controversies.” It lists four “controversies” ripe for pedagogical … Continue reading
PBS: “Evolution: Episode 7: What About God?”
What was that I said the other day about climate change denial being the new evolution denial? Denialists are joining forces to say that “dissenting views on both scientific subjects should be taught in public schools.” When these people use … Continue reading
I like watching college students defeat Teh Stupid™.
In 1912, a fossil skull was discovered in a British gravel pit. Some scientists hailed Piltdown Man as the ‘missing link’ between apes and man, but many were suspicious. After four decades and some 250 research papers, Mr. Piltdown was … Continue reading