1. Nerd of Redhead, OM says

    In case you are unsure, I think he’s the one on the left.

    I’m not so sure. The one on the right looks more like a mad scientist… ;-)

  2. Qwerty says

    Looks like an interesting week in Toronto.

    Off-topic, but the blog Uncommon Descent has a link to article by a creationist. And it calls the creationist a “wackaloon!”

    Are the wackos at UD trying to claim some scientific bonafides by calling a creationist paper bad science OR is this a case of the pot calling the kettle black?

  3. says

    If anyone is from around Hamilton, Ontario area, the McMaster Association of Secular Humanists will be showing the “documentary”, Expelled with the lie-correcting subtitles on Darwin Day (this Thursday, the 12th).

    Date: 12 February 2009
    Time: 18:00 – 21:00
    Location: MDCL/1010
    Street: McMaster University
    Town/City: Hamilton, ON

    For more information:

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  5. Bueller_007 says

    “He was the first to not only argue that things evolve, but to say how it happens – through natural selection,” Moran says.


    Wow. Moran REALLY needs a history lesson if he thinks that Darwin was the first to argue the case for evolution.

    Perhaps he meant to say “argue convincingly”, but in that case, the only reason he was so convincing is that he got the mechanism right.

  6. Nerd of Redhead, OM says

    Yawn, do some real reading in biology Semisonic. You might not ask such stupid questions.

  7. Nerd of Redhead, OM says

    Is it too much to ask that you do the same? Put up or shut up. By the way, it has been shown. Do some research like a good ignoramus. It will help you learn things.

  8. says

    “Wow. Moran REALLY needs a history lesson if he thinks that Darwin was the first to argue the case for evolution.”

    Actually it was still a Darwin, it just happened to be Erasmus and not Charles. At least Charles listened to what his grandpa had to say (no doubt to spare himself a trip to the woodshed).

  9. Nerd of Redhead, OM says

    Check the archives. You have to prove whatever you are trying to us, not the other way around. Until then, enjoy the search.

  10. Richard Simons says

    The point Nerd was getting at is that such experiments have been done by the thousand (literally).

  11. Nerd of Redhead, OM says

    Semistan, look in the archives. There is a post. Do your own homework like a good little child.

  12. Nerd of Redhead, OM says

    Stan, why can’t you do your own homework? Maybe because you shouldn’t be here in the first place?

  13. Nerd of Redhead, OM says

    Bueller, do you hear an annoying sound? Something like a gnat? PZ will get it shortly.

  14. anonymouroboros says

    @semi(insert random suffix or nothing at all)
    Blah, blah, blah, I’m a troll, blah, blah, blah

    Do you have anything better? Really, you could get examples of all of that from the internet if you bothered looking it up. Why don’t you, then, look up the answers to your questions from somewhere besides creationist forums and ask more valid questions, ones that haven’t been discredited many times over? You probably don’t care about the answers to these questions or evolution in general, so long as you think it is refuted and your belief system is validated.

  15. hje says

    Re: “Off-topic, but the blog Uncommon Descent has a link to article by a creationist. And it calls the creationist a “wackaloon!”

    Yet on the same page, davescot has a post that promotes the same old creationist FUD about Archaeopteryx (implies deceit on part of scientific community).

    davescot seems to be less and less an agnostic all the time–I guess Denyse almost has him converted.

  16. CS says

    Look at the comments, almost all favourable. You can tell the article is NOT in an American paper.

  17. machintelligence says

    It is true that both Newton and Darwin are buried in Westminster Abbey, but Newton’s monument looks more like a shrine, and Darwin got a floorstone with his name carved on it.