Would Aliens Realize We Were Intelligent?

Greg Mayer, as part of a charming larger piece, relates a back and forth he had with some students a few days ago on whether or to what extent we and alien intelligent life forms would be able to identify each other as intelligent life forms: I mentioned to the students that I’d seen a great [Read More...]

“NASA has an underground bunker with life support, the human race does not. Don’t euthanize the human race by bombing planets!”

PZ Myers relays an urgent plea to NASA from a courageous prophet. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Intelligent Design In A Nusthell

PZ Myers starts off his lecture from the Atheist Alliance International meeting last month with an encapsulation of Intelligent Design thinking. The key word is complex: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: PZ Myers Counsels Mr. Deity

Funny stuff! And in case you’re out of the loop on the unstated joke at the end, catch up with one of the most famous memes of the evolutionist/creationist debate: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

On Facts, Theories, And The Philosophy Of Science

PZ Myers fisks Nicholas Wade’s review of Richard Dawkins’s The Greatest Show on Earth, in which Wade gets pedantic about a distinction between facts and theories which only shows his own ignorance about how the two relate to each other.  Along the way Wade badly invokes the philosophy of science. First off Myers quotes Stephen [Read More...]

On The Symbolism Of Book Destruction

Over the past few days we’ve been discussing creationists Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron’s plan to freely disseminate 50,000 copies of a new version of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species which they are putting out and which contains a deceptive, creationist introduction filled with bad science and false history.  RichardDawkins.net and Pharyngula have encouraged people not only to [Read More...]

In Defense Of Curiosity Against The Religious Barnacles

PZ Myers takes on the latest insufferable nonsense from Stanley Fish, this which advances the thought of regressive religious thinkers who, as religious thinkers have always done, attack curiosity as a threat to their superstitions.  Myers’s whole piece is great and worth your time, but for those of you who don’t read it at least [Read More...]

Are The New Atheists The New Prophets?

PZ Myers, a prominent “New Atheist” reports on his being designated a prophet: Michael Dowd, the peculiar author of Thank God for Evolution, has a strange podcast up that promotes the New Atheists because they are the new prophets — we’re telling it like it is, and religious folks need more of that. He also urges people [Read More...]

They Might Be Paleontologists

They Might Be Giants have a new DVD, Here Comes Science, which promotes science to kids.  PZ Myers got the chance to preview it and is tickled.  Here is their cute kiddie video, I Am A Paleontologist: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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