Beyond Belief 2006

I’ve been watching listening to Beyond Belief 2006, and it is simply eyebrow-raising. Science, religion, morality, reason, and the future of our species. Check it out, it’s got people from Lawrence Krauss to Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Joan Roughgarden.
Beyond Belief 2006

One person seems mightily displeased about it though. Keep dreaming of the Templeton prize, Dembski. Keep dreaming.


Monday Madness: Hovind = Bovine feces

Kent Hovind, who calls himself “Dr. Dino,” is in trouble with the IRS again. First it was bankruptcy, then he sued the IRS three times and had all three of his lawsuits thrown out. Now, the IRS is after him on 58 counts of tax evasion. Almost $500,000 in taxes owed to them, from the $5,000,000 he took in for his “ministry.”

Hovind, however, contests the charges, saying that “he and his employees work for God, are paid by God and therefore aren’t subject to taxation.” Originally, he claimed that he was ignorant of tax laws and had no idea he was doing anything wrong. “I still don’t understand what I’m being charged for and who is charging me.”

That’s two counts of bullshit.

Continue reading Monday Madness: Hovind = Bovine feces

Monday Madness: Delicious Denialist Dumbnuttery

Bring us your tired, your poor, your masses hungering for a slice of stupidity. It’s time for Monday Madness.

Tara Smith at Aetology was treated with one of the most inane statements known to medical science, from a doubter of that biological dogma known as the Germ Theory of Disease. You know, that diseases are caused by infectious agents, like the flu, HIV, E coli O157:H7, and whooping cough.

The immune system is just a theoretical representation but warmongering germs have no biological reality. Continue reading Monday Madness: Delicious Denialist Dumbnuttery

Wednesday Madness: Darwin undermined math

Apologies for not getting this out on Monday.

Nick Matzke at the National Center for Science Education has indexed one of the most bizarre claims levvied against evolutionary science. He was reading a book by Wiker and Witt, two antievolutionists affiliated with the Discovery Institute, and near the end, they concocted the most amazing argument ever seen – That Charles Darwin undermined the foundation of mathematics. Continue reading Wednesday Madness: Darwin undermined math