Explaining the Problems with Irreducible Complexity

The sound of a professor talking usually makes me fall asleep, even if the topic is one I enjoy… But when QualiaSoup talks his way through a wonderful debunking of Intelligent Design, I am completely hooked. Treat yourself and block out 11 minutes to watch this thing in its entirety. It’s well worth it. How [Read More...]

It’s Just Fodder for the Other Side…

So true. A pastor I know once used that Darwin cover to show people that scientists were “questioning evolution.” (via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) [Read more...]

Helping Promote the Teaching of Evolution in School (via Rap)

I’ve posted about rapper Baba Brinkman before. His Rap Guide to Evolution debuted last year and he’s now trying to get high quality videos of his songs made for use in science classrooms everywhere: Quite a few biology and psychology teachers already use the rap songs in their classes (see the “Testimonials” document) to introduce [Read More...]

Vaccinate the Kids, Please

Well put, Toothpaste for Dinner: Elyse at Skepchick has been doing a lot of awesome things to promote vaccinations with her Women Thinking Free Foundation. If you haven’t checked it out yet, go to the Hug Me! I’m Vaccinated website for evidence-based information about vaccination. [Read more...]

Bill Nye’s Humanist of the Year Award Speech

The latest issue of The Humanist has excerpts of Bill Nye the Science Guy’s Humanist of the Year award speech. It’s a terrific read if you haven’t seen the video: The big unsatisfying thing for me is when you have a bumper sticker that says, “God said it, I believe it, and that settles it.” [Read More...]