SCIENCE: Anti-vax biologist offers €100,000 prize to anybody who can prove the existence of Measles. Court rules he has to pay it.

Stefan Lanka is a biologist who, somehow, doesn’t believe Measles exists.  He’s so confident about this he offered a €100,000 prize (about $105,890) to anybody who could prove that Measles exists as a legit disease rather than as a psychosomatic illness.  Readers of this blog may recall Kent Hovind’s infamous $250,000 challenge to anybody who [Read More...]

Evolution destroyed in under 5 minutes: The Ad-Hoc Constraint – Pt 2

Last time I looked at the first three points against evolution, utterly destroying it. Now, we continue. [Read more...]

Evolution destroyed in under 5 minutes: The Ad-Hoc Constraint – Pt 1

Woe is us – for the source of the very purpose of our lives (evolution) is no more. [Read more...]

SCIENCE: Large population study finds no link between psychedelic drugs and health problems/suicidal behavior.

A new population study has confirmed what pretty much all previous research has found.  The part of the abstract which I’ve bolded pretty much sums up my position on drugs like mushrooms and LSD: A recent large population study of 130,000 adults in the United States failed to find evidence for a link between psychedelic use [Read More...]

POLITICS & SCIENCE: Department of Environmental Protection in Florida told not to use terms like “climate change.”

Some states should have a more personal interest in climate change than others.  For instance, while global warming effects all of us, states with coastlines like, say, Florida, are literally staring global warming in the face: The state of Florida is the region most susceptible to the effects of global warming in this country, according [Read More...]

On Disproving Abiogenesis

Previously, I wrote an article addressing a description of “specified complexity”, any why it’s a fairly useless indicator of design. A commenter plopped into the comments section an article (fp) which addresses the improbability of abiogenesis. That article, and ongoing comments in favor of specified complexity, seem to making errors along similar lines. [Read more...]

SCIENCE & POLITICS: Jim Inhofe throws a snowball at the President to disprove global warming.

I’m not joking. Sen. Jim Inhofe, who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee, tossed a snowball on the Senate floor as part of a speech expressing skepticism about the reality of climate change. The Oklahoma Republican opened by showing pictures of an igloo his daughter’s family built during a snowstorm five years ago, when [Read More...]

SCIENCE: Documents reveal that popular climate change-denying scientist is a corporate shill.

It turns out that Dr. Wei-Hock Soon, a darling of the people who want to claim the science suggests human beings are not responsible for the warming of our planet (while ignoring what virtually every climate scientist has to say on the matter), is – surprise – bought and paid for by people with a [Read More...]

SCIENCE: National Geographic’s latest cover – the war on science.

Thank you, Nat Geo.  Sadly, the people who need to read this issue or at least look at the cover don’t read National Geographic, and pretty much don’t care what scientists think (until they want faster computers or better medical technology, of course).   Joel Achenback has the cover story titled “Why Do So Many [Read More...]

On Specific Complexity

I was actually writing up a different article (for Monday) where this topic came up. I found an article that tried explain what it was. So now here I am, writing a pre-Article. [Read more...]