Carnivalia, and an open thread

You’ve got your choices: you wicked heathens can shake your fists at the heavens by reading Carnival of the Godless #64, or you granola-gobbling eco-freaks can savor Oekologie #4. Some of us can do both!


  1. Matt says

    Hi All,

    Check out the latest study, this one commissioned by the gubment back in 1997, to show that, surprise, surprise, abstinence only education does didly.


    “Findings indicate that youth in the program group were no more likely than control group youth to have abstained from sex and, among those who reported having had sex, they had similar numbers of sexual partners and had initiated sex at the same mean age. Contrary to concerns raised by some critics of the Title V, Section 510 abstinence funding,
    however, program group youth were no more likely to have engaged in unprotected sex than control group youth.”

    p. xvii

  2. says

    InterestingLink / VMartin:

    If you are a creationist, then why do you act like a monkey? Isn’t your own behavior enough to convince you we are all descended from a common ancestor?

    Or do you not own a mirror?

    I can buy you a mirror if you like. Maybe PZ and I can get together and start a collection to buy you a really nice mirror.

    On second thought, since the operation of a mirror hinges on the fact that the reflection of light happens at 186,000 miles per second and thus does not “reflect” an accurate representation of your current self (it can only show how you looked just moments ago) then this “demonic” device must therefore be the work of “evil” scientists trying to trick you and cannot be considered worthy to hang on the wall of someone like yourself. Yes, since a mirror alone can prove the universe is billions and billions of years old (telescopes also use mirrors, by the way) then a mirror hanging in your home would only “out” you to your creationist friends as being a closeted rational thinker.

    Maybe we can just send you a broken mirror. You can decide how best to use the shards. Hint – they go in your eye sockets. PZ and I require fresh blood. Daily.

  3. Mobius loops breakfast cereal says

    In Behe’s book, Darwin’s black box, what does the black box refer to?