Sunday, July 19, 2009

Continuing Examples of Speciation

As always, we only add more weight to the theory of evolution as time goes by.
Here is an interesting article about a bird species in the middle of splitting into two or more species.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cuttlefish writes another cool poem

Found here:
I like my food spicy; some like their food bland.
I like an adventure; some want their lives planned.
My love is a woman who takes her own stand
While others want someone whom they can command.

While some treat their love like a delicate flower—
Watched and protected, locked up in some tower—
My love, I am certain, has shown she has power,
Which grows every day, and in truth, every hour.

My love has a power, which must be respected;
She’s earned it, of course, she’s not falsely protected
To make up for promises long since neglected,
Like some I could name, though that’s not unexpected.

My love is amazing; my love never tires,
My love, like a goddess, compels and inspires,
A muse to the people—like Dawkins or Myers—
Who wear on their sleeves scientific desires.

Some long for the common; we put our reliance
In methods where evidence earns its defiance;
We’ll climb till we see even further than giants—
The woman I love is a beauty called Science.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Jewish Violence

Isn't this lovely? Ultra-Orthodox Jews attacking a non-Jewish journalist for the crime of using a tape recorder on the Sabbath. Another monotheistic religion of peace.
Here's a quote I really loved.
They might be supremely religious, but their behaviour - to me - was far from charitable or benevolent.
Anyone who thinks that increased religiosity is positively correlated with increased benevolence has not been paying attention to human history, either ancient or modern.