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Did your science textbook teach that embryo drawings prove evolution?

Jonathan Wells, a biologist with Ph.Ds from Yale and UC Berkeley, writes about one example of fake evidence here:

Charles Darwin thought that “by far the strongest” evidence that humans and fish are descended from a common ancestor was the striking similarity of their early embryos.

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Has someone pulled a prank on you today?  Maybe you’re the prankster and have graced someone’s life with a practical joke. Today is All Fools Day, a day dedicated to credulity.  674 more words

Cultural Highlights


He is a kid just eight years old. His teacher in Paris announced to his class one morning recently that they would all keep quiet and say nothing for one minute, to pay their respects to the seventeen people killed by terrorists the week before. 588 more words


The words of the title are those of Boubaker el-Hakim, mentor and model of the two Kouachi brothers responsible for the “Charlie Hebdo” massacre. In an interview in Baghdad on the French radio RTL in March, 2003, the young French fanatic called on “all his friends in the 19th arrondissement of Paris to come and join the Jihad”. 711 more words

"Opposition" strategies to diminish GEJ's achievements


Noel A. Ihebuzor

Several strategies are employed by the “opposition” in their reactions to any comment on social media that suggests that Jonathan has achieved anything! 610 more words


'Storm' by Tim Minchin

In the confines of a London dinner party, comedian Tim Minchin argues with a hippy named Storm. While Storm herself may not be converted, audiences from London to LA have been won over by Tim’s wordplay and the timely message of the film in a society where science and reason are portrayed as the enemy of belief. 21 more words


The Gore-Tex Benediction

Reading Joceline’s ‘Life of Saint Kentigern’, I was struck by the description of a rather unusual miracle that was interpreted as a sign of divine favour on the saint. 566 more words