Minister won’t confirm belief in evolution Canada’s science minister, the man at the centre of the controversy over federal funding cuts to researchers, won’t say if he believes in evolution. “I’m not going to answer that question. I am a Christian, and I don’t think anybody asking a question about my religion is appropriate,” Gary…… Continue reading Links for March 17th
Novelist Pratchett becomes a Sir – Author Terry Pratchett has been knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to literature. Sir Terry, 60, was named in the New Year Honours list. Wonder twins telescope sees star’s dying gasps – 500 light years away, the star T Leporis is dying. It used to be…… Continue reading Links for February 18th
Appreciating evolution on Darwin’s 200th birthday – Today marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, and later this year will see the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species. Millions ‘opt for DIY dentistry’ – Millions of people in England have resorted to DIY dentistry, a survey by consumer magazine Which?…… Continue reading Links for February 12th
February 12th 2009 would have been Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday if he’d have somehow evolved into some Methuselah-like being. He was one of the most important scientists of his era – if not any era – and his discoveries that formed the Theory of Evolution have transformed how we understand the world around us. Today…… Continue reading Happy Birthday. 200 Today!
Jeni Barnett: Have you lost something? – Jeni Barnett, or someone in her employ, has deleted the two posts (and all the comments) regarding her broadcast that demonstrated her ignorance of the facts regarding MMR vaccination. Quackometer has reposted large portions of it in order to maintain the debate. The preposterous prejudice of the anti-MMR…… Continue reading Links for February 11th
So, on this most romantic day of the calender I’d like to pose an important question: did Tyrannosaurus Rex have a penis? I know, I know – why the hell am I going on about dinosaur knobs? I’m not the one that started it though – have a read of this rather wonderful article about…… Continue reading A Valentine’s Day Question