This is pretty cool.
This is pretty cool.
A presentation by Jerry Coyne, author of “Why evolution is true”, explaining why religion is not compatible with science:
Enjoyable article from Donald Prothero regarding the filming of a BBC drama on crazy people:
It still amazes me that people such as creationists can speak with such conviction on the truth of things that are clearly wrong. I know Michael Shermer has provided explanations but it makes me sad that not only are there so many that are deluded but also that there are so many who insist on ignoring the evidence or distorting what the evidence says. Sigh.
Oh dear. Paul Broun is a US Congressman and is also a member of the House of Representative’s Committee on Science And Technology. At the Sportsman’s Banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Georgia, he describes himself as a scientist and declares that the Earth is young. He’s a Christian, and I would call him a Young Earth Creationist.
The problem, of course, is that science shows that Broun’s conjectures and conclusions are wrong. But he’s playing to the gallery. He panders to them. The scary thing is if he believes in that drivel.
QualiaSoup’s short but clear overview of evolution and the attempts of misrepresentation by the religious:
Jerry Coyne’s talk at Harvard University with a brief overview of the facts that support evolution and why some people refuse to accept the facts:
Mike Aus briefly describes his journey from being a Christian (Protestant) minister to someone who has rejected religions, influenced by evolution through Natural Selection and the works of Richard Dawkins:
His closing words:
I have traded Mount Calvary for Mount Improbable, and life is now a far more interesting journey. And I also now understand why so many evangelical Christians are hostile to evolution. They too, know that evolution impacts everything, and as more and more people come to see the beauty and power of Darwin’s insights, they know that humanity will inevitably leave religion behind. – Mike Aus
Coyne blogs about Madison Murphy’s article regarding evolution.
I do wonder if the religious such as Murphy are incompetent, or deluded, or if they deliberately aim to mislead and lie.
The website http://notjustatheory.com/ has more information regarding evolution, theory and fact:
…from this I’ll quote:
Next time someone tries to tell you that evolution is just a theory, as a way of dismissing it, as if it’s just something someone guessed at, remember that they’re using the non-scientific meaning of the word. If that person is a teacher, or minister, or some other figure of authority, they should know better. In fact, they probably do, and are trying to mislead you.
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