The Onion has outdone itself again with this article on the banning of evolution! Hilarious!
The sweeping new law prohibits all living beings within state borders from being born with random genetic mutations that could make them better suited to evade predators, secure a mate, or, adapt to a changing environment. In addition, it bars any sexual reproduction, battles for survival, or instances of pure happenstance that might lead, after several generations, to a more well-adapted species or subspecies.
[From Kansas Outlaws Practice Of Evolution | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source]
I have seen this image many times online before on the major branches of religion and atheism. It is called Occam’s razor. True, so true…
[Credit to irreligion.org]
On a more serious note, mass extinction is happening at the fastest rate in the earth’s history, according to some researchers. Here is an article on how serious it is…
[From Latest Extinction is the Greatest | Wired Science from Wired.com]
The internationally protected and famous Galapagoes islands are home to countless diversity, and constant threat from human intervention. Now there is a new threat to life on the islands. A volcano. There is nothing that can be done, but natural selection favours those that can adapt. Here is a small video over at National Geographic about it.
[From VIDEO: Eruption Changing Galapagos]
I have written about Darwin and Wallace before(see the related posts!), and have found a nicely written article over at the Smithsonian about the origins of Evolution, and how it was presented to the world 150 years ago. It turns out that it didn’t make a big splash to start!
[From Smithsonian Magazine | Science & Nature | On the Origin of a Theory]
Lastly, here is a very funny comic from Cectic.com. It reminds me of the Life of Brian!
I haven’t heard this one before, but there is an argument that the last Ice Age may have been caused by a comet. Below is a good article from National Geographic. Makes you wonder when the next big one will hit…
[From Did Comets Cause Ancient American Extinctions?]
Over at ffriendlyatheist.com, the question is asked:
What steps need to be taken to become an Atheist?
[From Friendly Atheist » A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming an Atheist]
Have you ever wondered if there really is an Al Qaeda out there just waiting to attack everyone? Well even Newsweek is doubting it…IMHO, the US Govt is causing far more death and destruction in the world. But who am to judge??
[From Terrorist Triage | Print Article | Newsweek.com]
The story of the Titanic is fascinating and tragic. The lives of the people on board have been immortalized, and as you know there have been plenty of movies, TV shows, and books written about the subject. One of the things that I have never heard before, is that a gash in the hull didn’t sink the big boat, but lousy rivets. Read on over at Wired.com
Why the Titantic Sank: Lousy Rivets | Autopia from Wired.com:
I “stumbled upon” a fun little flash video site with a short movie about biodiversity. It plays out in a parity to a famous movie that came out a couple of years ago. I am sure you will be able to figure it out…
The BioDaVersity Code:
Once again, in an uncanny coincidence, cectic.com has posted another comic along the same train of thought…