Merry Olde England!

I love reading things which take current historical and/or scientific knowledge and totally screw it up, and this fits the bill very nicely. "Flint tools found in an English village show ancient humans settled northern Europe 800,000 years ago, far earlier than previously thought, which could prompt scientists to reassess the capabilities of early humans." How exciting is that? I think this is what separates religion and science (and history):  Ability to embrace being wrong as a good thing. … [Read more...]

Missing Link Between Man and Apes Found

The telegraph is reporting that the "missing link" between man and apes has been found: The new species of hominid, the evolutionary branch of primates that includes humans, is to be revealed when the two-million-year-old skeleton of a child is unveiled this week.Scientists believe the almost-complete fossilised skeleton belonged to a previously-unknown type of early human ancestor that may have been a intermediate stage as ape-men evolved into the first species of advanced … [Read more...]

Storm: The Movie

Tim Minchin is creating an animation for his popular beat poem, "Storm." It's definitely one of my favorites from him:[youtube=]Can't wait to see the whole thing!Update: There's also a blog about the production. … [Read more...]

No, It’s Not a Snake…

That may look like a snake, but it's actually a hawkmoth caterpillar. How could something that amazing be created by "randomness"? It couldn't, of course. It came about by natural selection, as Richard Dawkins explains in The Greatest Show On Earth: If you were a bird, out hunting caterpillars in a forest, what would you do if you were suddenly confronted with a snake? Leap back startled, would be my guess, and then give it a wide berth. Well, there is a caterpillar — to be precise, the rear end … [Read more...]

D’Souza Says He Can Prove Live After Death

Dinesh D'Souza says he has proof of an afterlife:[youtube=]His proof is near death experiences. He says atheists are "very worried" about that evidence.Anyone here worried about that "evidence"? Anyone? Anyone?(via) … [Read more...]