The Lower Quote, As If You Didn't Know, Is By Richard Dawkins, Son.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Darwin Exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum

This past Thursday I took my daughter to the Darwin exhibit at the ROM. This is a display that is ongoing until August so if you're in the Toronto area anytime over the next couple of months, give it a look.

The first thing you see - which made my little Heathen very happy - were two big Galapagos tortoises. Unless you've seen one of these things, you don't realise how large they are. After this there were many skeletons and small pieces of Darwin's history (think magnifying glasses, notes and even a full-size recreation of his study) that were all quite interesting for the casual or more educated fan.

One thing I liked a lot was the video of several big-name scientists talking about the nature of science and how we know things. They mention creationism and why it's not science, why the testing aspect is what makes scientific inquiry reliable over other ways of "knowing", and that - to some of them, Francis Collins to be specific - science and religion can be compatible.

Overall it was a very enjoyable day and I recommend anyone take a couple of hours and peruse the whole ROM.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Amazing Guitar Friday - Andy McKee

Here's Andy McKee doing a fingerpicking version of Toto's Africa. Be blown away, as I was...and still am.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Michelle Malkin Is SO Retarded That It's Actually Embarrassing

Thanks to Phil for pointing this little bit of insanity out to me.

So Michelle Malkin writes in one of her reactionary and stunned columns:
So it was with some dismay that I learned last week that Dunkin' Donuts spokeswoman Rachael Ray...posed for one of the company's ads in what appeared to be a black-and-white keffiyeh.

The keffiyeh, for the clueless, is the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad. Popularized by Yasser Arafat and a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos, the apparel has been mainstreamed by both ignorant (and not so ignorant) fashion designers, celebrities and left-wing icons.
She goes on to describe the scarf and other items of clothing that she thinks are questionable as "hate couture".

Ok, I guess we should all stop watching Mythbusters because that Che Guevara-lovin' Communist Jamie Hyneman wears a beret. Seriously, even her supporters are commenting that she's off the deep end on this one.

Man o man, in the conservative pundit world, it's all black and white, isn't it? Well, actually, more appropriately, it's all black and white and fringed and associated with terrorism.

Friday, May 23, 2008

O'Leary's Blog #7 - A Letter

Imagine if she actually wrote a letter announcing her new blog:
Hi, I'm Denyse O'Leary and this is a letter to all my fans letting you know what's new at Colliding Universes (link). Of course I have to link to this at all my other blogs here (link), here (link), here (link), here (link), here (link), and here (link). Oh and just in case you didn't pay attention to my first sentence, it's here (link to above).

My previous paragraph, for those not interested in looking four inches upwards, is here (link) and can also be found at my other blogs here (link), here (link), here (link), here (link), here (link), here (link), and in a compilation book you can purchase here (link). The darwinists think that they're so smart, but I address that in my book (link) and you know what, they're not and I prove it consistently at Mindful Hack (link) and Uncommon Descent (link) as well as in the book I mentioned earlier in this sentence (link).

So that should prove everything. Oh, and this post can be found here (link).
Yeah, that's about right.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

87th Skeptic's Circle

Holy crap am I ever lame
My blogging has not been the same
Life gets in the way
'Cause I need to get paid
But the new Skeptic's Circle comes again!
(at Action Skeptics! - go there to be amazed by the writings of others who take their hobby much more seriously than me :) )

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Skeptic's Circle #86 - Bitchy Edition

I'm a jackass and haven't been writing of late. I even missed the most recent Skeptic's Circle for a variety of reasons. You should go check it out and not be like me - although I'll be jaunting over to partake during the next two days so as not to be a complete dork.

I'll be back (please don't say that like Ahnald).