Scientists observe female chimps making spears

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According to a new study published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, new evidence suggests for "tool-assisted hunting exhibited by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in a savannah habitat at Fongoli, Sénégal."Anthropologists have long been interested in the hunting techniques of chimps and other meat eating primates given the history of hunting in early human evolution.Researchers observed female chimps fashion spears out of live tree branches, removing the leaves and s … [Read more...]

A Trip to the Creation Museum, Part Three: The Dangers of Disbelief

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In my last post about the creation museum, I presented how Ken Ham reconciles fossil evidence with his beliefs by making things up; all while attempting to make it seems as if that is that is what scientists do as well. While it might impress the scientifically illiterate sheeple that flock to his facility, someone with an elementary knowledge of science sees through the ruse immediately. The whole enterprise comes off as a childish attempt at playing scientist.The whole point behind Ken Ham … [Read more...]

I discuss politics and religion on the Godless Engineer videocast

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Earlier this month I went on the Godless Engineer videocast (a Google Hangout program) and discussed politics and religion.We discussed some of the current events such as climate change denial, women's right and my favorite, Ken Ham.You can view the full interview below. … [Read more...]

A visit to the Creation Museum. Part 2: Ken Ham’s fossil problem

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The following is a guest post by Thomas EsselKen Ham has a pesky problem on his hands – fossils. They are millions of years old and provide clues about the past. This is a problem if you think the earth is only 6000 years old and are famous for saying things like “were you there”. Luckily for Ken Ham, he lives in a world of pure imagination – just like Willy Wonka. In this world, all you have to do is simply be an ignorant fool and say some stupid things to make it all go away!To reconcil … [Read more...]

Did Bill Nye once support creationism on Bill Nye the Science Guy?

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No.But don't tell that to Ken Ham who insists that Nye did such a thing.His evidence?Okay, are you sitting down? Ken Ham wrote on his blog that, Many of you will be aware of the television program Bill Nye the Science Guy, which made Bill Nye quite famous. In season 2, episode 1, on the topic of magnetism, Bill Nye includes a segment on the MRI scanner. In many of the Bill Nye video programs, he included a segment called "Way Cool Scientist," which features a different scientist w … [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins answers evolutionary question about homosexuality (Video)

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Over at the Richard Dawkins Foundation website there is a great new video that Dawkins himself made in celebration of Darwin Day.In the video, he answers a question by a reader about homosexuality, “I’ve always believed that homosexuality was nature’s population control so that we don’t overpopulate. Thoughts?” Dawkins answers the reader and further explains just how evolution by natural selection works.The answer of course is no, as evolution by natural selection does not work in such … [Read more...]

A visit to the Creation Museum, Part 1: The incest problem

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The following is a guest post by Thomas EsselIt is a pretty well documented “fact” that Adam and Eve’s son Cain, as he grew up and started to get that tingly feeling “down there”, didn’t have many girls from which to choose a spouse. In fact, his choices were his sisters or his mom. Since mom was already taken, sister it was! This, of course, leads to the joke that we are all a product of incest. Gross – or is it?Not at all, says Ken Ham’s Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky.I had … [Read more...]

New poll suggests more Republicans turning against evolution

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Republican presidential hopefuls such as Scott Walker and Bobby Jindal have gone to great lengths to avoid endorsing evolutionary biology. Why is this?Well a new poll out Tuesday by Public Policy Polling found that 49% of Republicans reject the theory of evolution. So perhaps those like Walker and Jindal are afraid to upset large numbers of potential supporters.According to Talking Points Memo, The poll by the Democratic-leaning firm found that 49 percent of Republicans said they do not … [Read more...]

New chart shows where politicians, including potential 2016 candidates, stand on evolution

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In a chart made up by ThisViewofLife.com shows some of the top politician's stance on evolution and includes many of the frontrunners for the 2016 Presidential elections.TVOL prefaced their scorecard by saying, TVOL is pleased to provide an evolution scorecard and sample of quotes for all of the US presidential hopefuls. Reading through them, a sad conclusion emerges: Even those with enough backbone to say that they accept the theory of evolution have tiny brains when it comes to what they … [Read more...]

New poll shows 1 in 4 Americans unaware the Earth orbits the sun

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The National Science Foundation conducted a study of more than 2,200 participants inside the U.S. and found one rather horrifying data point.When asked,Does the Earth go around the sun, or does the sun go around the Earth?1 in 4 of the participants answered incorrectly. Yup, that says 1 in 4. I wish I was joking.Samantha Grossman writing for Time could not have summed this up any better, In other words, a quarter of Americans do not understand one of the most fundamental … [Read more...]


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