I’ve got an awesome show coming up tonight, with two guests that I know you’re going to want to hear from. Here’s what I posted to the Davis Wiki events board.
It comes every year in Davis, and tries to infect people. No, it’s not the flu, but its a little similar.
The creationists are coming!
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.
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.
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
Welcome to the 45th Edition of the Skeptic’s Circle at The Inoculated Mind. Podcast-style. Continue reading Who you gonna call? Skeptic’s Circle #45
Yesterday, PZ Myers responded to a reader who asked him about Hugh Ross’s latest book, Creation as Science. Hugh Ross and his partner Fuz Rana head up an old-earth creationist organization called Reasons to Believe. (RTB) They came to the UC Davis campus a year and a half ago and uttered some pretty interesting claims. Continue reading Osmosis do your stuff
No, I’m not going to suggest anything as ludicrous as that. However, ID proponents have been busy trying to claim that with no Darwin, there would have been no Hitler. Nick Matzke continues the dicing of this ad-hominem attack on evolution at The Panda’s Thumb. Apparently, books on evolution were explicitly banned and burned by the Nazis. Don’t confuse us with the facts…
You should really check out the latest and greatest efforts of the Intelligent Design
movement hop-skip-and-jump plunge downward spiral, a new website called Overwhelming Evidence . com William Dembski hailed it by saying “give us your young people…” I wouldn’t trust them sitting my cat. Continue reading Monday Madness: Underwhelming evidence of intelligence
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