Our Daily Bread

Ran into this while clicking around. Don't know where it's originally from:Like I said, I don't know where this is from, so I can't say if its a real or a parody. Regardless, it's just a more extreme version of something I've seen from creationists. They'll ask, "If evolution is real, then why haven't [dogs, whales, aardvarks, monkeys, etc.] learned to talk?"The thinking seems to be that evolution is a fixed path that guides life forms to a higher state, represented by humans. … [Read more...]

Accidentally On Purpose? Station Scrubs Mention of Evolution

A Fox affiliate station in Oklahoma City broke into their presentation of the new Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson to show a nonessential update on coming news stories. SNAFU, right? Some of my local stations can't seem to figure out how to get those little segments timed right either.But this little slip just happened to occur when Tyson first began to talk about human evolution. One viewer named Adam Bates caught and recorded the … [Read more...]

Republicans are Devolving

According to Pew Research, there's a widening gap between Republicans and Democrats on the issue of evolution:In 2009, 54% of Republicans and 64% of Democrats said humans have evolved over time, a difference of 10 percentage points. Today, 43% of Republicans and 67% of Democrats say humans have evolved, a 24-point gap.Pew says that there are no similar shifts in other demographics. Racially and religiously we're pretty much where we were five years ago. That suggests that people who … [Read more...]

Evidence Against Evolution

In the constant back-and-forth argument between creationists and evolutionists, it can be hard to keep up with all the evidence that gets cited for and against. Fortunately for us, The Science Llama has taken it upon himself to compile all the accredited evidence for evolution being a hoax.Ready? Ok ...(Needs sound effects, doesn't it? Crickets chirping maybe.) … [Read more...]

Not Even Science Journalism

Over at Violent Metaphors, Jennifer Raff discusses red flags of sensational pseudo-science that are thrown up by the MFAP Hypothesis and its recent coverage in the Daily Mail and the Alex Jones radio show.If you haven't heard, the "MFAP Hypothesis" stands for "Monkey-Fucked-A-Pig hypothesis," and it is seriously as bad as the moniker makes it sound. It's primary proponent is Eugene McCarthy, who suggests that certain characteristics of homo sapiens are easiest to explain by positing a … [Read more...]