Taxpayer support for creationist myths

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, a creationist organisation that denies the theory of evolution and propagates Biblical myths, has received government recognition and accreditation as an appropriate learning experience for school children. This is utter madness. ...

Truth and Propaganda

The US administration has accused Julian Assange of having 'blood on his hands'. This criticism is a response to WikiLeaks release of the ninety-two thousand military documents. Those documents show evidence of war crimes, of the coalition forces...

Meet Moron the Designer

As one merrily wends one's way through this vale of tears, one cannot help but notice the myriad imperfections of creation. Moronic design is clearly evident wherever one might cast one's gaze. Let us take the human body as an illustrative...

On knowledge

Each us everyday, routinely adopts a very simple approach to knowledge. This approach, in a single word, can best be described as empirical. And the reason why we are all empiricists, whether we accept the label or not, is quite simply because it...

A New Christianity?

Do you know Bishop John Shelby Spong? He is the retired American bishop of the Episcopal Church Diocese of Newark, New Jersey. As such he, not unsurprizingly, calls himself a Christian. However, his beliefs do not seem consonant with any possible...

Pakistan: an ambiguous ally

In my earlier post on the WikiLeaks release of US secret military documents, I pointed out that the government of Pakistan had been quick to dismiss the leaked secret US military war log documents as mere rumour and mis-information. The motivation for...

War and truth

It is an oft noted axiom that one of the causalities of war is the truth. The disclosure by WikiLeaks of almost ninety-two thousand secret military documents reveals the extent of the disconnect between the propaganda and the reality of operations in...

Reading List (4)

It is an observation of common experience that it takes true mastery of a complex subject to render it simple, straight forward and easily understood. There are a great many texts out there that make economics appear not merely dismal, but...

Cool Design

Professor Behe is a big fan of the bacteria flagellum. He is really impressed. See, he looks at it and sees irreducible complexity. This is why: So, he looks at this mechanism and says, 'Wow. Cool design.' And of course, if it is a...

Creation Muesum

I have just taken a virtual tour of the Creation Museum. It is awesome. They have the Garden of Eden, with Adam and Eve and dinosaurs, and even for all I know (I did not see any) bananas. Amazing. Hey, it gets better. They also have Noah, building his...

Teachings of Jesus

One of the things that I find truly amazing is the way some people can claim to be Christian and yet completely reject the clearly stated teachings of Jesus. This is so astounding that I think a person given to belief in the supernatural would be...

Creationism and the cheetahs

Around ten thousand years ago it was a very bad time to be a cheetah. They died out. All of them that is except a few individuals of the species jubatus. Those few individuals managed to survive and all the cheetahs in the world today are their...

A lesson in economics

Here is a thought from your Dudeist priest or minister or whatever. The subject for today is economics. Now a lot of people will tell you this is a real complicated and difficult subject and best left to the experts. They could not be more wrong....