Flat Earth Science Museum in Dreams

I was playing a bit of Dreams on PS4 yesterday, as I frequently do to keep an eye out for any interesting creations that the Dreams community make, and one caught my eye, the Flat Earth Science Museum by KingZorlok. It being a wonderful little exhibit of a flat Earth with various statements placed around the edge of the room, upon entering we're welcomed with a sign stating "welcome to the flat earth science museum....

Monday, 15 February 2021 · 6 min · Paul Smith

Meteor fail from the Daily Fail

So the Daily Mail picked up a story about a brilliant meteor moving across the sky over Peru. First up the Daily Fail incorrectly call it a meteorite - which is what they're called when they're on the ground. They're meteors when seen in the atmosphere, meteoroids when in space and meteorites on the ground. It isn't hard, if they had just asked you know, one of the expert type people they wouldn't have made such a play-school mistake....

Thursday, 1 September 2011 · 2 min · Paul Smith

Why is the day exactly 24 hours long?

This has got to to be the best question so far, continuing in the questions for "evolutionists" series. It disappoints me such people don't even understand the shape and structure of the very local universe. Darwinists, if Intelligent Design isn't true, then why is a day exactly 24 hours long? If by Darwinist you mean biologists, then you're asking the wrong group of people. Try asking some astronomers. A (solar) day is 24 hours long because we decided to break a day up into 24 segments for the purposes of time keeping....

Wednesday, 30 June 2010 · 3 min · Paul Smith

'Magnified' lunar eclipse? I don't think so

The BBC last week ran a story on Saturday's partial lunar eclipse. I have no objections to the BBC coverage lunar eclipses, but I do have problems with non-science writers covering them. Just a bit of background, for viewers in Asia and the Americas this lunar eclipse would have appeared while the Moon was near the horizon. The Moon is bigger near the horizon right? Kinda. The article of the title was "...

Tuesday, 29 June 2010 · 2 min · Paul Smith

Questions for 'evolutionists' - chickens, eggs, protein and Everest

Continuing the long series on questions for "evolutionists" is a few questions from a reader I got. I assume they think their questions are compelling. They are not. First up: What came first, the chicken or the egg? If the egg; what came first, the embryo or the shell? The egg came first. Let me explain why. At some point in the chicken’s evolutionary past, it was a different species....

Monday, 7 June 2010 · 3 min · Paul Smith

Comments on homeopathy - are we doomed to the dark ages again?

The 1023 event took place yesterday. In short a few hundred skeptics went outside about half a dozen Boots stores in the UK and "overdosed" on homeopathic pills by each downing a whole bottle. They did this in order to demonstrate there's nothing in homeopathic pills other than water and sometimes sugar and to emphasise that they have no effect. It managed to get some coverage on the BBC which is nice, although obviously the BBC didn't do a very good job reporting it....

Sunday, 31 January 2010 · 7 min · Paul Smith

Richard Dawkins not sure on his faith?

Some guy going under the name Chas_chas_123 thinks Richard Dawkins isn't sure on his "faith". Seemingly unaware that atheism is not based on faith. Everyone is born an atheist, and everyone is an atheist in respect to most of the gods that we've ever dreamt up. Faith is choosing to believe in something, like a supreme intergalactic dictator, without evidence. Atheism is simply the default position towards theistic superstition. Arch-atheist Richard Dawkins recently supported a campaign saying "...

Tuesday, 5 January 2010 · 2 min · Paul Smith

Questions for 'evolutionists' - something about the speed of light

Continuing in the questions for "evolutionists" series. How do evolutionists resolve the problem of galaxies and stars being billion of lights years away from Earth? When the universe is only six thousand years old? Simple, the universe is not 6000 years old. The universe is 13.73 (+/- .12) billion years old. Christians believe that God accelerated the speed of light in the past, making it at least a million times faster for a few thousand years, so that we would be able to enjoy the starlight at night....

Friday, 11 December 2009 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Why didn't dinosaurs evolve again after the Big Bang?

While going through my logs last month I came across a rather interesting search query that somebody used to find my blog. why didn't dinosaurs evolve again after the big bang After a little chuckle I carried on, however I did jot it down for future use. I suppose fundamentally it represents the terrible truth that ignorance dominates in our society. Nothing demonstrates this more than Sherri Shephard: We knew the shape and size of the Earth 2200 years ago, it is disappointing to see not everyone is aware of it today....

Wednesday, 4 November 2009 · 3 min · Paul Smith

Questions for 'evolutionists' - explaining the Cambrian explosion

Continuing in the questions for "evolutionists" series, Mike asks: How do Darwinists? explain the cambrian explosion? i know there isnt a logical explaination but it kinda points toward creation doesnt it? First of all, using the term Darwinist, like evolutionist is a tactical ploy on behalf of the creationists. They intend to imply that acceptance of the evidence is equivalent to an ideology, like their own creationism. It's not, it's a science....

Wednesday, 23 September 2009 · 3 min · Paul Smith