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Haeckel’s Embryos and Theistic Idiocy

February 23, 2012

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Originally posted on An American Atheist. I am not sure if Creationists will ever stop beating this dead horse. For whatever reason, WordPress is not allowing me to embed a video as it did on An American Atheist.  Please watch the video located HERE, and then continue reading. Many theists, such as those involved in […]

The History and Conservation of the Florida Panther

December 18, 2011

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 A brief history of conservation The Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi) represents the last subspecies of puma occurring in the eastern United States.  It consists of a single, small, relictual subpopulation of the wide-ranging puma (Puma concolor) in southern Florida and has been of great concern to conservationists since 1958, when the Florida Fish and […]

Why do Catholics believe in evolution?

November 9, 2011

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Originally posted on An American Atheist. I first asked myself the above question when I attended a summer evolution institute at the University of California, Berkeley, titled “Think Evolution,” which consisted of a series of crash courses in current, frontier research in the field of evolution.  I received many amazing lectures from leading scientists in […]

Investigating Woo: Spring Forest Qigong “research”

October 29, 2011

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Originally posted on An American Atheist. This is a follow-up to my previous post investigating a study from the Mayo Clinic in collaboration with the University of Minnesota claiming that external qigong, a form of ancient Chinese medicine, is an effective treatment for chronic pain.  My critique apparently got on the nerves of at least […]

Creation “Museum” opens in San Diego County

September 26, 2011

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Originally posted on An American Atheist. Creation “Museums” are popping up like toadstools all over the country, the latest of which has sprouted in San Diego County, California, and appears to be wasting no time in its effort to lower the nation’s collective IQ through its administering of antiquated blarney, despite the fact that their […]

Science, Civil Liberties, and The Bible

July 25, 2011

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So, I’ve been patrolling a few Christian news websites in order to stay up-to-date on their wacky views regarding science, gay marriage, politics, and their overall lack of sanity.  I mostly just find drivel that’s not worth blogging about, but I occasionally find a piece so coffee-spitting ridiculous that I cannot pass it up.  Here’s […]

Black fly bites in the name of science!

June 28, 2011

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I had my first encounter with black flies today, while in the field.  These little bastards are only a few millimeters in length, but their bites draw blood like nobody’s business, due to an anticoagulant they produce.  The picture below is but only a mild bite that I sustained on my forehead. Normally you don’t […]