Evolution Intelligent design/creationism

The poo flies at the Kansas science standards FAQ

Duck, everyone! Matt (a.k.a. The Pooflinger) has found a PDF file containing a brand new FAQ about Kansas’s new science standards, the ones that purport to “teach the controversy” about evolution. While I’m on a roll about evolution (and, yes, the next installment of my Medicine and Evolution series should come by the end of […]


Science teachers in Arkansas self-censoring about evolution

Via Red State Rabble, I’ve become aware of an incredibly depressing story about science teachers in Arkansas explicitly censoring themselves when it comes to teaching evolution (the “e-word,” as they call it) or in geology class teaching that the earth is 4.5 billion years old: Teachers at his facility are forbidden to use the “e-word” […]


Jack Chick’s own art turned against him

Heh. More people should do this to Jack Chick tracts. Click the image to see Jack’s own tricks turned against him. Here is the original cartoon by Jack Chick.


The Skeptics’ Circle is fast approaching

It’s that time again. In less than three days, the latest Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle will be posted at Terra Sigillata (who, by the way, wrote an excellent post while I was away at my meeting on why we should continue to study rare cancers). You have until Wednesday evening to submit to him […]

Cancer Medicine

Medicine and evolution, Part 2: Applying evolutionary principles to cancer

Last week, I inaugurated a new series on this blog entitled Medicine and Evolution. I even wrote what was to be the second post in the series, a post that (I hoped) would illustrate the utility of applying approaches used to study evolution to human disease. That post is essentially complete, other than requiring the […]