Creation isn’t a bad movie to watch today, the 129th anniversary of Charles Darwin‘s death. (I could have picked the publication anniversary of On the Origin of Species, but that’s not until November.) Viewers who know some details of Darwin’s life might get more from the movie than people coming in completely fresh, but it’s still a half decent movie that explores the circumstances under which the book was
Looking for Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip by Nevin Martell (7/10) This is a well-written biography of Bill Watterson, the author of the best comic strip ever, Calvin and Hobbes. The author writes about Watterson’s reclusiveness a lot, describing how few interviews are given. Martell interviews lots of friends and people who know Watterson, and provides an interesting portrait, although you
500,000,000 years in 50 seconds: Cool. (via Unreasonable Faith)
PZ Myers writes a popular blog about creationism, evolution, atheism, religion, and biology. He sometimes posts emails from those who disagree with his views. In I get email he inserted his reactions within the email. Funny stuff. Thanks for removing all doubt as to what will be taught at U-Morris. [Yes. We will be teaching science, not creationism.] My daughter was considering attending after she graduates next year. [Good for
15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense: Embarrassingly, in the 21st century, in the most scientifically advanced nation the world has ever known, creationists can still persuade politicians, judges and ordinary citizens that evolution is a flawed, poorly supported fantasy. The arguments that creationists use are typically specious and based on misunderstandings of (or outright lies about) evolution… …the following list rebuts some of the most common “scientific” arguments raised against evolution.