Some Eddie for you

We're still science-related here on the blog. E = Mc2 and Pavlovian conditioning. See? Even comedy can be educational

Creationists aren't just stupid...

... they also actively lie.

To summarise:

Dr. David Menton of Answers in Genesis has written the latest reaction to Tiktaalik roseae. Interestingly, the article makes almost no reference to the Tiktaalik fossils themselves, except where facts are made up.

Follow the link. Not only does it outline mendactious lies from the creationist side, it also introduces some nice points about the fossils in question, which are graspable by those of us without biology degrees.

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The whales are fighting back

A Japanese fisherman has been killed by a Whale at Uwajima Bay in Japan. Said fisherman was, apparently, 'rescuing' the whale.


I 'rescued' a really nice sandwich just a little while ago. It was tasty.

Let's face it, if I were a whale, and I saw a Japanese guy in a boat heading towards me, my fight-or-flight instincts would kick in, big time. Here's what I imagine went through the whale's mind, slight nod to Douglas Adams.

"Ooh, nice bay. hmm. think I'll have a look round".
"Wait up, I'm a little lost now. how do I get out of here?"
"Ooh, I'm a bit lost and worried now, stay calm, try and take things easy"
"agh! Scientific research rescuer! run away. Aaaaagh!"
"Oh no, he's got round in front of me. my exit is blocked!"
"Help! Help! I'd better thrash around a bit until he goes away"
"Oops. He's fallen in the water. Oh well."

So here's some advice. If you're going anywhere near the ocean, try not to look too Japanese.

(yes, I know, highly politically incorrect, painting an entire nation with the whale-killer brush. tough. When they stop being hypocrites, I'll stop taking the piss)

postscript: I'd just posted this when I found this appalling video linked from Pharyngula. Fuck the japanese 'fishing' industry. Really.

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