Questions for 'Evolutionists' part 6

I think it's time I return to blogging after taking my somewhat late summer break, what better way to kick it off again than by answering some questions I've received over the last few weeks from some creationists. Proofneededdesperately posting from South Africa asks: 1. How do we distinguish between right and wrong, according to evolution? Who decided murder/adultery/theft is wrong? Don't animals do it? 2. What is morality and why do we have it if the animals don't?...

Thursday, 17 September 2009 · 4 min · Paul Smith

Questions for 'Evolutionists' part 5

Another question from those crazy creationists. Evolutionist: What colour was the skin of the first human? Black. Black? really! Yes. So why are some races made different varieties of colours? Is there a reason for this? Yes, we call it evolution. Homo sapiens originated in east Africa around 200,000 years ago. By about 70,000 years ago the human population is estimated to be around 2000 to 5000 individuals....

Tuesday, 1 September 2009 · 1 min · Paul Smith

Questions for 'Evolutionists' part 4

Continuing the series on answering crazy questions from crazy creationists (see here). Why are the atheist and evolutionist worried about global warming? Because rebuilding our coastal cities would be expensive, as would redeveloping our agricultural industries. The sooner we have control over our climate the better. If speaking in your terms that there is no Christ or God, everything is meaning less etc... Than why are you worried about your air supply, war all around you, energy shortage, etc....

Tuesday, 1 September 2009 · 2 min · Paul Smith

Questions for 'Evolutionists' part 3

I stumbled upon a question on Yahoo Answers today, its related to a bit of confusion creationists have with evolution. The same sort of confusion you can see in my original questions for "evolutionists" post. Soldier for Salvation asks "Why do evolutionists always try to separate the Big Bang from their other ideas?" Where to start, as always I object to the term evolutionist, like Darwinist, its used to discredit people who accept evolution....

Tuesday, 18 August 2009 · 3 min · Paul Smith

Loony astrologer tells scientists to ask the Moon's permission before crashing things into it

The stupidity of some people is often hard to grasp, especially when you've got those good old wacky astrologers/shamans/priestess of something or other like Satya Harvey (real name Ann) - I ain't gonna link to it because I'm not increasing the ad revenue, but you can search for her and probably find what I'm talking about, or go through the link below to a related article which links to it....

Friday, 12 June 2009 · 2 min · Paul Smith

Marmite Jesus looks more like Freddie Mercury

For some strange reason this nonsense made it onto the BBC News website. It may not be immediately obvious to everyone, but one family are convinced they can see the face of Jesus on the lid of a jar of Marmite. Claire Allen, 36, said she was the first to notice the image on the underside of the lid as she was putting the yeast spread on her son's toast. Her husband Gareth, 37, said he could not believe his eyes when he saw it....

Thursday, 28 May 2009 · 2 min · Paul Smith

The NHS should not be funding nonsense

It looks like the National Health Service might soon be willing to provide acupuncture for suffers of back pain, thanks to guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. What is acupuncture? Essentially its the notion that disease or other problems are caused by your qi (read: magical body energies) being out of whack.  This out-of-whackness can be corrected by inserting needles into specific meridians (read: magic qi pathways) to reflow the qi energies....

Thursday, 28 May 2009 · 3 min · Paul Smith

Catching homeopathic pseudoscience on the Obama's visit

I was just going over some of the BBC's coverage of the Obama's visit to London today and caught something rather odd during Mrs Obama's visit to a London hospital. The clip I'm speaking of can be found here. Why the BBC bothers to publish such short and trivial clips is beyond me, and why the BBC calls Sarah Brown the first lady is questionable too, as we do not use the term in this country and if we did it would apply to the Queen....

Thursday, 2 April 2009 · 2 min · Paul Smith

A Muslim Prime Minister? So what?

Over on Labourhome one poster attacks Labour MP Shahid Malik for "handing the BNP a massive propaganda victory".  What's the reported mishap?  At a conference back in 2008, Shahid Malik is reported to have said: "I am confident, as Britain's first Muslim minister, that, in the next thirty years or so, we'll see a prime minister who happens to share my faith." What's the big deal?  We have a Church of Scotland Prime Minister right now, we've had Church of England Prime Ministers in the past and even in-the-closet Roman Catholics....

Tuesday, 24 March 2009 · 2 min · Paul Smith

Questions for 'Evolutionists' part 2

I had a comment posted on my original Questions for "Evolutionists" post by someone called Eli, they make some highly effective arguments. Something that evolutionist can not answer is why are there planets that spin in the opposite direction? Remember now..Conservation of Angular Momentum? Now your answer has to be a fact not a guess. Ignoring the minor detail that "evolutionists" study biology, not stellar and planetary formation. Young solar systems are chaotic places....

Wednesday, 18 February 2009 · 2 min · Paul Smith