Are we as a society turning our backs on science? Have we decided to just throw up our hands and go back to the first half of the Twentieth Century or earlier? It certainly seems like it sometimes. CHILI’S AND THE ANTIVAXXERS A few days ago we heard that Chili’s, the popular restaurant chain, had … Continue reading Are we turning our backs on science?
I shouldn’t enjoy it as much as I do, but when a highly respected scientist like Neil deGrasse Tyson takes even a very nuanced swipe at creationism, I beam. This is science, baby, front and center. Beautifully, lovingly, convincingly presented. Not so much during the first episode, but in the second episode of “Cosmos” last weekend, … Continue reading Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ upsets creationists
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, a moderate Republican presidential candidate last year, has been running hard to the right ever since. He seemed like such a nice, reasonable guy back then. He almost had me suckered, until I found out he was a creationist. Anyone who believes that is an immediate no-go with me. Now … Continue reading Huckabee is despicable
Hard to believe it’s already been four months since three Republican candidates declared they don’t believe in evolution and instantly took themselves out of the running as far as I’m concerned. Brownback, Tancredo, and Huckabee. I don’t know what startled me more, their admission or my shock. I’d always thought I was a reasonable, open-minded person, willing to … Continue reading Election ’08: Does religion matter?