Monthly Archives: March 2011

Creationist Nation

The April 2011 edition of Australasian Science reports on a survey showing that the majority of Australian adults reject evolution in favour of some form of creationism, either outright special creation or evolution guided by God. I don’t think it … Continue reading

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Fire, Ice and Precautions

Check out a very interesting post by David Lappi on trends in global temperature: not just the last 100 years, but the last 10,000 years, the last 5 million years and the last 65 million years. The two striking things about … Continue reading

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Research to Reality on TV

As part of National Science Week is a TV series “From Research to Reality”. The first 3 episodes have gone to air already and have been really well received. (WiT (Women in Technology) is featured in one of the episodes.) The Challenge … Continue reading

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Feared, Hated and Adored

“Feared, hated and adored” is what Kzinti cubs feel about their fathers (Kzin are intelligent carnivores invented by science fiction writer Larry Niven), and I can’t think of a better description of people’s attitude to Ayn Rand – though not usually in … Continue reading

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