Category Archives: creationism


FOR I AM ALL-POWERFUL Until this week, I would have said that my super-powers are limited to the following: Locating any spider’s web within a 5 metre radius, using only my face Locating submerged rocks in the ocean, using only … Continue reading

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Three people…

…who I wish would shuffle off into the obscurity of history. The Pope, for speaking out against condom distribution in Africa (abstinence is the answer, apparently). Canada’s Science Minister, Gary Goodyear, for showing the tell-tale signs of being a creationist … Continue reading

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Book Review: Coils of the Serpent

I came across this book through a rather unusual channel – the author, Raymond Clark Lutz, emailed me after reading one of my blog posts and deciding that I reminded him of one of the characters in his new novel. … Continue reading

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Apparently my country needs me

I may need to head home to sort out these British creationists. Some of the comments on that article are really something: “I’d rather be the product of a creationary God than an evolutionary accident, and so embrace Christianity. I … Continue reading

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Endogenous retroviruses and evolution: redux

While chatting with Propter Doc last week, I realised that most of my current readers weren’t around to witness this blog’s finest hour. Way back in June 2007, I posted an explanation of why a paper of mine that had … Continue reading

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Friday’s Primate Party

ROFL. Good one, dude.I do hope that last week’s casualty was honoured like this anonymous monkey in India. (It seems cruel to stop the other monkeys from taking the body away though). On a much lighter note, the BBC reports … Continue reading

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Bloody hell

This might make me think twice before getting into any more arguments with creationists. I did once have an argument with a cancer research conspiracy theorist that almost became physical. He was verbally abusing me and someone alerted my hubby … Continue reading

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Hooray for Mutation

I’ve always tried to cover the most up-to-date research in my journal club series, but today’s paper is an exception. “Strong Selective Sweep Associated with a Transposon Insertion in Drosophila simulans“ was published in 2004, and I actually covered it … Continue reading

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Bits and Bobs…

…a suitably lazy Friday post. 1) ERV and Colbert take down Michael Behe. Our chief weapon is reason, reason and mockery.Our two chief weapons are reason, mockery, and empirical evidence.Amongst our weaponry are such things as… 2) Another reason why … Continue reading

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Tonight’s entertainment provided by…

A very entertaining 64th Skeptics’ Circle is now up at the skeptical alchemist – and I get to make my first contribution! I must be going up in the world. Here’s something else that is enormous fun to read, and … Continue reading

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