Richard Lenski Provides Evidence of Evolution in Action

I’m not a Biologist, but I’m still thrilled to hear that Richard Lenski has a new paper in Nature that talks about his 21-year-long (and still going!) experiment. Lenski, Hannah Professor of Microbial Ecology at MSU, started growing cultures of fast-reproducing, single-celled E. coli bacteria in 1988. If a genetic mutation gives a cell an [Read More...]

2012 Presidential Election: Obama vs. Creationist?

Among the current frontrunners for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination are Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and Tim Pawlenty. What do they have in common? They don’t accept evolution. Razib Khan writes: … it looks like 3 of the front-runners for the G.O.P. nomination are rather frank Creationists… I’m skeptical about any of these as likely [Read More...]

Mr. Deity’s Science Advisor

Mr. Deity now has a science advisor. He looks strikingly familiar but I just can’t put my finger on who it is… I’d be afraid of this guy. He has a colorful science-y tie. [Read more...]

Bill O’Reilly Shouts at Richard Dawkins and Gets a Response

Richard Dawkins appeared on The O’Reilly Factor last night (in a taped interviewed). It was pretty much what you would expect. Dawkins makes good sense. Bill O’Reilly thinks he’s right because he yells and he has Jesus on his side. I think these screen captures explain the interview completely. The beginning: The middle: The end: [Read More...]

Smith-Cotton High School’s Evolution Band Shirts Now on Sale

You remember this shirt? That was the shirt worn by some high school band members in Sedalia, Missouri… that is, until religious parents called to complain they were offended by evolution: [Assistant Superintendent Brad] Pollitt said the district is required by law to remain neutral where religion is concerned. “If the shirts had said ‘Brass [Read More...]