Posts Tagged ‘evolution’

Seven Million Years of Human Evolution

January 13, 2020

The American Museum of Natural History outlines human evolution. Seven million years in under six minutes.

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Happy Birthday Charlie Darwin

February 12, 2019

Happy Birthday Charlie Darwin

 

Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809. His birthday has, um, evolved into a worldwide celebration of science and rational thought, Darwin Day.

More:

“For Darwin Day, 6 facts about the evolution debate,” David Masci, PewResearch.org

“Rewriting Nature: Charles Darwin, natural novelist.” Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

The complete works and manuscripts of Charles Darwin are available online, free.

Best Darwin Day graphic.

Bonus: Darwin, the comic book.

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Happy Birthday, Charlie Darwin

February 12, 2014

Happy Birthday, Charlie Darwin

Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809. His birthday has evolved into a worldwide celebration, Darwin Day.

The complete works and manuscripts of Charles Darwin are available online, free.

Best Darwin Day graphic.

Bonus: Darwin, the comic book.

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Happy Birthday Charlie Darwin

February 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Charlie Darwin

Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809.

Happy Darwin Day, Charlie, from your highly evolved fans at:

The U.S. Congress

George Washington University

 University of Regina

The University of Wisconsin

University of Saskatchewan

The University of Tennessee

Portland State University

. . . and around the world.

The complete works and manuscripts of Charles Darwin are available online, free.

Best Darwin Day graphic.

Bonus: Darwin, the comic book.

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GOP Science Gatekeeper: Earth is 9,000 years old

October 6, 2012

Representative Paul C. Broun, Jr., MD (R, GA-10) graduated from the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia. He thinks that Planet Earth is only 9,000 years old and that Evolution and Embryology are “lies straight from the pit of Hell.” So much for higher education in the Peach State.

It gets worse. Congressman Broun, MD is a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Perhaps he’s also medical adviser to fellow Science Committee member Todd Akin (R, MO-2), who believes victims of “legitimate rape” don’t get pregnant and that doctors are  giving abortions to women who aren’t pregnant.

Unsurprisingly, Congressmen Broun and Akin are both members of the House Tea Party Caucus.

More:

“Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA): Evolution, Big Bang ‘Lies Straight From The Pit Of Hell,’” Benjy Sarlin, Talking Points Memo

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Darwin’s Birthday

February 12, 2012

Darwin's Birthday

Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809.

Happy Darwin Day, Charlie, from your highly evolved fans at:

Michigan State University

The Guardian

National Public Radio

UT Austin

. . . and around the world.

The complete works and manuscripts of Charles Darwin are available online, free.

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Creationists Find Cave Painting of Dinosaur

March 28, 2011

Creationists Finds Cave Painting of Dinosaur

Creationists now claim a cave painting at Utah’s Kachina Bridge formation in south-eastern Utah proves that dinosaurs and humans co-existed. They are probably relying on the famed Biblical commentary “Alley Oop of Moo” rather than the conventional paleontological record.

More:

“Creationists Find Cave Painting of Dinosaur,” Maureen O’Connor, Gawker

 “Debunking the ‘Dinosaurs’ of Kachina Bridge,” Brian Switek, Dinosaur Tracking, Smithsonian blog

 “‘Proof of Creation’ Dino Drawing Just a Mud Stain,” Eric Niiler, Discovery News

 

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Ardi — OMG!

October 1, 2009

Ardi -- OMG!

Scientists have revealed the results of 15 years of painstaking analysis of Ardipithecus ramidus, a fossil hominid found in Ethiopia’s Afar Rift. The four foot tall pre-human female is thought to have weighed 120 pounds, but may have crash-dieted before summer vacation.  Male scientists, who have nicknamed her “Ardi,” seem fascinated by her pelvis and gluteal muscles. Ardi’s robust thumb musculature and flexible midcarpal (wrist) joint are perfect for text-messaging.

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Fear of Darwin

September 21, 2009

Fear of Darwin

The film that opened the 2009 Toronto Film Festival is too controversial to show in the USA. No distributor will touch it. Why? It’s about Charles Darwin.

Based on Anna’s Box, a book by Darwin great-great-grandson Randal Keynes, the film Creation deals with Darwin’s crisis of faith after the death of his young daughter.

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