October 27, 2020

About Mike the Geologist

What is the plan for the Pandemic?

What is the plan for the Pandemic? Are you tired of the Pandemic?  Are you through with the Pandemic?  Well the Pandemic is not “through” with you.  This latest report warns: US Covid-19 cases will begin to rapidly accelerate in a week as the country topped 60,000 new infections Tuesday — triple what the daily […]

Another Former Creation Museum Staffer Speaks Out About Ken Ham’s Toxic Empire

Another Former Creation Museum Staffer Speaks Out About Ken Ham’s Toxic Empire The Friendly Atheist writes: Last summer, a former employee of the Creation Museum, Ariella Duran, explained the “toxic culture” of that work environment in a lengthy Facebook post.   She worked for Answers in Genesis for just over two years in “every single […]

Food for Thought Part 2: When Invasive Species Become the Meal

Food for Thought Part 2: When Invasive Species Become the Meal The red lionfish in its home hunting grounds of the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean was just a fish among fish, a known enemy that the smarter, smaller creatures avoided, and food itself for larger predators. But by 1985, one was recognized off […]

Food for thought: Why did we ever start farming?

Food for thought: Why did we ever start farming? This article examines why humans shifted from hunting and gathering to agriculture.  According to some the so-called “paleo diet” is the healthiest way to eat because our that is how our ancestors, going back to 300,000 years, ate and that is how genetically we have evolved […]

War on COVID Has Become ‘We vs. Them’

War on COVID Has Become ‘We vs. Them’ Public health experts warn of a possible fall surge in COVID cases while the President continues to downplay the pandemic. Trump is quoted: “I think we’ve done an amazing job … in my opinion we’re rounding the turn,” the President said in an interview with a local […]

Never Underestimate the Intelligence of Trees

Never Underestimate the Intelligence of Trees Here is an article from Nautilus reprinted in Getpocket by Brandon Keim.  Brandon Keim is a freelance nature and science journalist. He is the author of “The Eye of the Sandpiper: Stories from the Living World” and “Meet the Neighbors” from W.W. Norton & Company, about what it means […]

Francis Collins Responds to COVID Vaccine Skeptic

Francis Collins Responds to COVID Vaccine Skeptic Michael Zimmerman, the Founder and Executive Director of the The Clergy Letter Project, has written an article titled, “Why I’ll not be Taking a Covid-19 Vaccine — and I’m a Scientist.”  The Clergy Letter Project is an organization that was founded to show that numerous clergy from a […]

What is the real science around masks?

What is the real science around masks? On the BioLogos Forum Daniel Fisher cites an article from the Foundation for Economic Education entitled “Europe’s Top Health Officials Say Masks Aren’t Helpful in Beating COVID-19” and asks the Forum: So forgive me for rocking the boat, but my interest is hearing all the science and making […]

How fake experts are used to mislead

How fake experts are used to mislead On the BioLogos Forum frequent commentator “beaglelady” introduces a video from Dr. John Cook, Research Assistant Professor at Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University, author of the book Cranky Uncle vs. Climate Change, and founder of http://SkepticalScience.com . The video is entitled, “How fake experts are […]

We rely on science. Why is it letting us down when we need it most?

We rely on science. Why is it letting us down when we need it most? I’ve run a number of posts taking evangelicals to task for not relying on science but instead propagating social media misinformation on the current Covid crisis in particular and any number of creation/evolution issues.  But as this LA Times op-ed […]