Neutrinos not faster than light, evolution safe!

Last year, when bemused physicists reported the apparent discovery of faster than light neutrinos, a shock wave ran through the news media, despite professional physicists the world over pointing out that it was almost certainly a technical cockup (ISTR the original experimenters suggested such). In the bizarre world of creationism, the potential upset to such

Signed Dawkins books on eBay

The Reverend Dr Peter Hearty (of Platitude of the Day fame) has announced that signed copies of five books by Richard Dawkins have been put up for auction on eBay.  From the Platitude of the Day web page: Five Richard Dawkins books, signed by the author and dedicated to the “Platitude of the Year 2009

Jesus App banned from iPhone

Apple have earned themselves a bit of a reputation for banning applications written for their (admittedly gorgeous) iPhone  and iPod Touch.  Usually these seem to be banned on the grounds of bad taste. And who could argue that the iBoobs app could be considered offensive?  Just in case my gentle readers are of sensitive disposition,

Elephant wings and religious belief

PZ Myers (Pharyngula) has an amusing story (Elephants’ wings) parodying religious belief, in which elephant wings are just not visible because of quantum effects,  Definitely worth a read. Mind you, clearly the “Elephant Wing” belief system has its prophet – check out this artwork by Roger Dean for an Osibisa album… …and, no, I don’t