OK, lets start with the bad news first. Apparently Oklahoma has elected a nutter, and the first step taken by this new legislator is that he has announced his intention to introduce creationism into Oklahoma schools … (insert stunned silence here) … Sigh! … I guess it was going to happen at some point, given … Read more Another Truly delicious dissection of a nutter by PZ
Its the time of year when relations you never knew you had turn up … and guess what …it turns out this is also the case for us as a species. Yesterdays Guardian reports that a fossilised little finger discovered in a cave in the mountains of southern Siberia belonged to a young girl from … Read more Fossilised finger points to previously unknown group of human relatives
This story takes the biscuit and exposes the Catholic Belief system as truly evil … am I ranting? OK, you be the judge then. The news is that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix has made the decision yesterday (21 Dec) to strip St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, which is a major hospital, of … Read more Catholic Church strips a major hospital of its affiliation
Now this is truly cool, its a real treat to see this … we have some eight-year old scientists who have had their findings published in Biology Letters, a high-powered journal from the UK’s prestigious Royal Society. This is all about education of course, but takes it in a very practical direction by doing some … Read more Eight-year-olds publish bee study in Royal Society journal
Yes this is a science blog, and yes, once again I’m posting something that appears to be out-of-scope. Its the latest article by Christopher Hitchens in Slate that appears yesterday. I’ve two reasons for posting about it here … I’m a Hitchens fan … but if you read this blog, than I guess that is … Read more Are we committed to Afghanistan? – Christopher Hitchens
There has been an bizarre press release today from the Vatican … it is quite extraordinary in that is illustrates the astonishing degree of pure stupidity and complete detachment from reality. Here it is … with my comments in red … VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI told Vatican officials Monday that they must … Read more Vatican Press Release: “must reflect on what allowed abuse” !!