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And Here I Thought That Young-Earth Creationists Were Nutty

by @ Friday, September 17th, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Religion, Science

Apparently, there are people who believe the universe revolves around the Earth: Yikes H/T: Pajama Pundit

Stephen Hawking: The Afterlife Is A Fairy Tale For People Who Are Afraid Of The Dark

by @ Tuesday, September 14th, 2010. Filed under Religion, Science

Yea, that about sums it up Steve:

Americans Prefer Fantasy To Scientific Literacy

by @ Monday, August 9th, 2010. Filed under Evolution vs. ID, Religion, Science

This is just depressing: When presented with the statement “human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals,” just 45 percent of respondents indicated “true.” Compare this figure with the affirmative percentages in Japan (78), Europe (70), China (69) and South Korea (64). Only 33 percent of Americans agreed that “the […]

Photo Of The Day: Yankee Fans In Space

by @ Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. Filed under Science, Space Exploration

NASA Astronaut Garrett Reisman took this photo during a space walk. Take note of the logo on the cuff of his right arm (click to embiggen):

Shuttle Atlantis Lifts Off For The Final Time

by @ Friday, May 14th, 2010. Filed under Science, Space Exploration

With only three Space Shuttle Missions left, it’s time to start counting the lasts, and today was the last time the the Shuttle Atlantis would have journey from the Earth into orbit: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — The space shuttle Atlantis, carrying a crew of six, a Russian docking module and critical spare parts, vaulted […]

Republican Ad In Alabama Attacks Politician For Backing Teaching Of Evolution

Well, it is Alabama: Today’s must-watch video: The True Republican PAC is running an advertisement in Alabama’s GOP gubernatorial race attacking Bradley Byrne (R) because he supports the teaching of evolution in schools. Here’s the ad: And what happens ? The candidate being attacked releases a statement saying that he really does support teaching creationism […]

What If Science Were Like Religion ?

by @ Saturday, May 8th, 2010. Filed under Religion, Science

The always interesting Richard Dawkins takes a look: H/T: Ron Chusid

Photo Of The Day: A Star Is Born

by @ Friday, May 7th, 2010. Filed under Science, Space Exploration

A cloud of gas and dust called RCW120 as seen by the Herschel Space Telescope. The large blue bubble is being blown out by a massive star (unseen) in the centre. This creates the conditions for a giant young star to form on the bubble’s bottom edge (white blob) H/T: BBC

Your Mom’s A Neanderthal

by @ Friday, May 7th, 2010. Filed under Evolution vs. ID, Science

Or, maybe your Dad: With the help of a pinch of fossil bone dust, scientists have discovered that modern human beings interbred with Neanderthals tens of thousands of years ago, and that 1 to 4 percent of the genes carried by non-African people are traceable to the much-caricatured, beetle-browed cavemen. The Neanderthal project, which took […]

“Noah’s Ark” Supposedly Found, Creationists Discover Carbon Dating

by @ Wednesday, April 28th, 2010. Filed under Evolution vs. ID, Religion, Science

Fox News and Drudge are all over yet another report of the supposed discovery of Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat in Turkey: A group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers say wooden remains they have discovered on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey are the remains of Noah’s Ark. (…) Yeung Wing-Cheung, from the Noah’s Ark […]

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