Young Science Advocate Zack Kopplin Will be a Guest on Real Time with Bill Maher

Zack Kopplin, the 19-year-old leading the charge against the Republican War on Science in his home state of Louisiana, will be a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher tomorrow night:

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Tesseracts and the Rosetta Stone

This is a nifty story: Nearly 14 years ago, Neal Yeager recorded a song that was inspired by his heroes Carl Sagan and James Randi. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, the song has been “rediscovered” and it’s getting a lot of play on online radio stations.

Check it out — it’s easy to tell why people are enjoying it: [Read more...]

GZA Raps About the Big Bang Theory

Add this to your List of Albums You Never Knew You Wanted Until Now: The Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA is about to release a solo album called “Dark Matter” on which he raps about… well… just watch:

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Richard Dawkins’ Next Book Has a New Title and a New Look

Good thing, too. The last one was just confusing.

Richard Dawkins‘ next book, a memoir, will be titled An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist. And much like with his last book The Magic of Reality, the UK version of the book will get a *way* better cover than its American counterpart: [Read more...]

A Creationist is Giving Away $10,000

Joseph Mastropaolo is a Creationist and he has a challenge for evolutionists (more recently mentioned in The Guardian): Prove to an “impartial” judge that science contradicts a literal interpretation of Genesis and the money is yours.

A California creationist is offering a $10,000 challenge to anyone who can prove in front of a judge that science contradicts the literal interpretation of the book of Genesis.

Mastropaolo believes that evolution cannot be proved scientifically. “It turns out that there is nothing in the universe [that] is evolving, everything is devolving, everything is going in the opposite direction,” he said.

The Literal Genesis Trial contest would be held in a courthouse in Santa Ana, California and Mastropaolo has said he will create a list of potential superior court judges to decide the case. The participants would have to agree on a judge. Mastropaolo said that he hopes the trials can improve future debates between evolutionists and creationists by addressing the issue in a legal and scientific way.

This is what’s known in the scientific world as a “publicity stunt”… [Read more...]


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