Happy New Year!

I wish all readers of this blog a happy new year! (Even you Mayans, with your silly calendar!) [Read more…]

Proportional Time for Creationism: A Simple Solution to a Science Education Conflict

Many have called for “equal time” for creationism in science classes, while the vast majority of people oppose such measures. But conflicts over this issue appear time and again, wasting valuable time and resources of lawmakers, courts, schoolboards, and everyone else involved. In a comment on Facebook, Ed Babinski suggested a brilliant solution that both [Read More…]

The War on New Year

Apparently the forces of darkness are mounting an attack, this time on the Christian holiday of New Year’s Day, which commemorates and worshipfully celebrates the anniversary of the day on which a Romanian monk miscalculated the year in which our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was born. In addition to the anticalendricals, it seems that the [Read More…]

Pat Robertson vs. Doctor Who

The key difference is that what the Doctor says is supposed to be funny. HT PZ Myers [Read more…]

Secret Agents Calvin and Hobbes

IO9 shared depictions (created by Coran Stone, also known as Kizer180) of a grown-up Calvin and Hobbes having become action heroes, fighting against a Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin who have turned to evil. Why am I sharing this? Not because it has anything to do with this blog, but just because it is [Read More…]

How It Happened (Isaac Asimov)

Thanks to Cliff Martin for pointing out this story by Isaac Asimov. It offers yet another slant on the composition of the creation account in Genesis 1: “How It Happened” by Isaac Asimov My brother began to dictate in his best oratorical style, the one which has the tribes hanging on his words. “In the [Read More…]

If God Had Spoken To Moses As Creationists Wish He Had

Brian LePort shared a brilliant comment someone left on the Reclaiming the Mind blog on a post about evolution. I thought I should share it, tweaking it slightly to improve the punctuation, and expanding it to show how it relates not only to the interests of scientists but also (perhaps even more so) to others [Read More…]

The World’s First Book Club

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!* also… Crăciun Fericit! Joyeux Noel! Fröhliche Weihnachten! عيد ميلاد مجيد חג מולד שמח کریسمس مبارک Boldog Karácsonyt! மெர்ரி கிறிஸ்துமஸ் मेरी क्रिसमस Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus! Feliz Navidad! Buon Natale! Καλά Χριστούγεννα! God Jul! Sretam Bozic! Veselé vianoce! С Рождеством! Nollaig Shona Daoibh! Krismasi Njema! 和當然,聖誕快樂 * DISCLAIMER: These Christmas wishes are offered in accordance with the [Read More…]

The Reason You Never Hear About The Fourth Wise Man

Gary Larson has the ending to the fourth wise man’s tale. And Jeff Stahler has a different version of what the third wise man brought. Hope you get gifts you like this holiday! [Read more…]