NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Sees ‘Evening Star’ Earth

Now this might not look like much, but that is a picture taken on MARS and in the sky is everything we have ever known or loved in one tiny blue dot (hat tip to Carl for that thought) … Hey, I can’t see it, can you zoom in? Sure, here you go, and guess … Read moreNASA Mars Rover Curiosity Sees ‘Evening Star’ Earth

Creationist Debate: Ken Ham vs Bill Nye – It’s today, but is it a good idea?

Today is the day that Ken Ham, the creationist kook (boo), and Bill Nye the science guy (yea), go head to head in debate … oh sorry, did I betray an ever so slight bias there? Well, the facts are that creationism has no evidence, zero, nada, zilch and is just wrong. There is no … Read moreCreationist Debate: Ken Ham vs Bill Nye – It’s today, but is it a good idea?

Interested in being educated at MIT for free? … Well, now you can.

I tripped over this today and thought to myself … “Ohhh interesting” … MIT have put all their courses on-line and made them freely available to all. “The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone.” Dick K.P. Yue, Professor, MIT School of Engineering OK, … Read moreInterested in being educated at MIT for free? … Well, now you can.

“Map of Life” Shows the Location of All Organisms, Large and Small

Wow this is cool … (translation: “Oh here is something I like”) OK, so what exactly do we have here? Well, a team of researchers has embarked on a potentially groundbreaking project known as the Map of Life — an online database designed to catalog and locate every known plant and animal species on Earth, and is led … Read more“Map of Life” Shows the Location of All Organisms, Large and Small

The James Randi Educational Foundation Gives Teachers a Hand

Now this is cool … As I’m sure some of you are aware, NECSS – pronounced “nexus” (North East Conference on Science and Skepticism) took place in New York City over three days and included a great array of speakers. Well, they made the news … Wired no less … where they focus on … One panel in … Read moreThe James Randi Educational Foundation Gives Teachers a Hand

Unintelligent design … the debate continues

As a parody of “Intelligent design”, Keith Gilmour, a UK-based secondary school teacher set up a website called “The Centre for Unintelligent design” last year. In response Creationists have been popping up and scribbling a few daft claims to him to put him right … except what they are claiming is simply making them look even sillier … Read moreUnintelligent design … the debate continues