evolutionary science = ‘the new classics’ – A proposal by Richard Dawkins

I first heard Richard talk about this two years ago. At the time, I listened, watched the slides and thought, “Nice Talk”, but did not really get it. Well, I’ve changed my mind, there is an article by Carole Jahme in yesterday’s Guardian that clearly explains it all, and so now I think I’m beginning … Read more evolutionary science = ‘the new classics’ – A proposal by Richard Dawkins

Are we still evolving? – New study says “Yes” … but I still have a couple of questions.

It might sound silly to claim that evolution has stopped, but some that I’ve discussed this with at times have suggested it might be the case. The thinking is that natural selection no longer kicks in because we now step in with modern medicine and so those who would not have been previously naturally selected … Read more Are we still evolving? – New study says “Yes” … but I still have a couple of questions.

Evolution – Some new discoveries

It was Darwin’s birthday this week (he was 203 on 12 Feb) and so the fact that my thoughts have been turning in that direction is being reflected in what I have been writing this week. Today, I’d like to turn away from commenting on the utter insanity of the draft claims made some religious … Read more Evolution – Some new discoveries

Utterly Potty Claim: “Teaching Evolution leads to Nazism!!” … really?

I’m prompted by the article in today’s UK Guardian by Katherine Stewart. She writes about, “The new anti-science assault on US schools“. Yes indeed, the US creationists appear to have taken a page directly out of “Night of the Living Dead”, and even after a fatal blow to their lunacy was delivered by the 2005 decision of … Read more Utterly Potty Claim: “Teaching Evolution leads to Nazism!!” … really?

Claim: “The Second Law of Thermodynamics disproves Evolution!!” – Nope.

I’ve been advised that … “evolution violates the second law of thermodynamics (entropy always increases)“. Yep, somebody played that card, it came in the first comment on yesterday’s posting. The initial questions to perhaps ask include: – How many Thermodynamic laws are there? – Please describe the first law of Thermodynamics. If they do not … Read more Claim: “The Second Law of Thermodynamics disproves Evolution!!” – Nope.

Claim: “Evolution is a Lie” – How should you address this claim?

There is an almost perpetual and on-going background chatter that claims evolution is a lie. If you are familiar with this claim then here is where you insert your face-palm moment. Once again today I tripped over several such claims, all from Muslims who were 100% sure. You might or might not be aware, but … Read more Claim: “Evolution is a Lie” – How should you address this claim?