Tiktaalik Has Arrived!

The Canadian Mint’s latest in its Prehistoric Creatures series, arrived in the mail today.  As you may already have read here, the latest coin is of Tiktaalik, the late Devonian fish that represents the evolutionary transition from fish to amphibians (take that creationists!) with its arm-like fins that include a shoulder, elbow and … Continue reading

To Understand the Importance of the New “Burgess-Shale” fossils, Take a Look at Jerry Coyne’s Post

Jerry Coyne’s post on Why Evolution Is True about the new “Burgess-Shale” fossils found in Kootenay National Park, clearly explains the importance of these discoveries better than any other post I’ve read. Take a look at Jerry’s post, New remarkable “Burgess-Shale” fossils from Canada

Harper Collins Insists on Filing Religious Book in Science Category

Here is a quick follow up to my post about religious books sneaking into science sections of bookstores. A very nice customer representative called me and told me that they completely agree that the book, Darwin’s Doubt should be filed under Religion and that it will be filed this way … Continue reading

Religious Books Sneaking into Science Sections in Book Stores

Last week I engaged in vigilante book re-categorization at Chapters-Indigo. I moved Stephen Meyer’s book from the Science section to the Religion section. I had written Chapters-Indigo last year (more on this below) and they had agreed to re-categorize the book, so I wasn’t sure what happened at this store … Continue reading

Science and Sensationalism: Fukushima and the Myth of the Giant Squid | MyScienceAcademy

My Science Academy posted a well written article called Science and Sensationalism: Fukushima and the Myth of the Giant Squid today. It debunks some ridiculous internet claims concerning Fukushima, radioactivity and giant squids. These claims wouldn’t become viral sensations if people exercised critical thinking. One of the most important skills you can … Continue reading

The Paleo Art of Julius Csotonyi

Veronica posted a great article about Tiktaalik yesterday that mentioned the new Canadian Mint coin. I ordered mine as soon as it was available and I’m looking forward  to adding it to my existing collection. The coins glow in the dark in skeleton form and the paleo-artist, Julius Csotonyi does … Continue reading

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