This is Why I Miss Richard Dawkins’ Science Writing

Every year, John Brockman asks his braintrust at The Edge a thought-provoking question and compiles their answers. This year’s question has just been released: What scientific idea is ready for retirement?

I *loved* Richard Dawkinsanswer: Essentialism. The idea that there’s an “ideal” human and cat and dog. It’s an idea, Dawkins says, that has no scientific basis and that has impeded our understanding of evolution:



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If Miley Cyrus Taught Biology, It Might Sound Like This…

Dr. Carin Anne Bondar does her best Miley Cyrus impression while educating us on evolution:



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Is the Creation Museum a Threat or a Joke?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Is the Creation Museum a threat or a joke?

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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If Ken Ham Were to Accept Evolution, It Might Look Something Like This…

(via SMBC)

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Why the Bill Nye/Ken Ham Debate May Not Be Such a Bad Thing

You may have heard that Bill Nye the Science Guy will be debating Creationist Ken Ham at the Creation Museum on February 4. The topic is “Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?” and the tickets were sold out almost immediately.

I’ve made it clear that I’m not a fan of the debate, and in the latest Humanist Network News, Brian Magee also explains why Nye is making a big mistake:

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