I’m sad that the video about our solar system being a vortex is wrong.

You’ve probably seen this video which shows our solar system traveling along sideways through the galaxy, around with the planets trailing along in a corkscrew fashion. It’s beautiful and amazing… and wrong. This article by Phil Plait explains just why it’s wrong. Vortex motion: Viral video showing Sun’s motion through galaxy is wrong.

fairness is in our genes

there has been a lot said about the article i am going to quote later in this post, but none of it that i’ve seen calls out the glaringly obvious point that i’m seeing in this: Consider one more experimental example to prove the point: the ultimatum game. You are given $100 to split between […]

altruism and evolution

First, a bit of background, from John Crane’s post entitled “Who Really Believes in the Virgin Birth” Who really believes in the virgin birth? A recent survey by the Barna Research Group, asked adults what they believed about the virgin birth of Jesus—Was this story literally true or not? Across all demographic spectrums most adults […]

two atoms are walking down the sidewalk

Two atoms are walking down the sidewalk when they accidently bump into eachother. “I’m really sorry!” the first atom exclaims.“Are you all right?” “ Actually, no,” the second atom replies.“I lost an electron.” “Oh, no! Are you sure?” “I’m positive!” I’m positive – Two atoms are walking down the sidewalk

“Wow, what a load of horseshit.”

Here’s how to understand the Creation Museum: Imagine, if you will, a load of horseshit. And we’re not talking just your average load of horseshit; no, we’re talking colossal load of horsehit. An epic load of horseshit. The kind of load of horseshit that has accreted over decades and has developed its own sort of […]

oops: little boy with matches burns down LA

Officials blamed a wildfire that consumed more than 38,000 acres and destroyed 21 homes last week on a boy playing with matches, and said they would ask a prosecutor to consider the case. The boy, whose name and age were not released, admitted to sparking the fire on Oct. 21, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. […]

10,000 Wildebeest Drown in Migration “Pileup”

In a bizarre mishap that conservationists describe as “heartbreaking,” an estimated 10,000 wildebeest have drowned while attempting to cross Kenya’s Mara River during an annual migration. The deaths, which occurred over the course of several days last week, are said to account for about one percent of the total species population. The drownings created a […]