April 03, 2002

A Lesson Re-Learned

I must have been away from USENET for too long because I forgot one of the cardinal rules: don't debate with crackpots. There's not only no way to "win", but you're liable to look just as dumb as the person you're arguing with.

More Creationist Hijinx

Apparently some creationists would rather be descended from a bullfrog http://members.aol.com/dwise1/cre_ev/bullfrog.html than a primate. Pretty hilarious stuff, and it shows the downright dishonest tactics that many (most?) creationists use to promote their cause.

April 02, 2002

More Good PBS Science Stuff

The Shape of Life starts on PBS tonight.

I already ordered the DVD set.

Lost Tuesday

I meant to blog a lot here on evolutionary biology topics today, but I ended up doing a lot of blogging at MeFi. More than I should have, really; it's bad form to post so much in a comment you posted yourself. Still, the subject inflames me so much I have trouble staying silent: I am aghast at how little (and how badly) people understand science and the scientific method.

I'll have more to say about this later. (Take that as a promise or a warning, whichever you prefer.)