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A blog of random jottings on events, science, renfairs, travel, reading, music, humanism, religion, atheism, and even the odd spot of gardening.

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Talking about evolution

Posted 10-Apr-2015 at 01:09 AM (01:09) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)

Evolution happens, but it's not a simple thing at all, and it's often burdened with projection and myths by people with agendas. Evolution only really gets interesting once we talk about complex things; and those things are the hardest to explain, of course. One of the most comon agendas driving myths about evolution is based on the myth that simple answers can be given off-the-cuff to complex questions, which is of course wrong. One book that really helped me begin understanding evolution is a...
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Jealous defenders of The Truth ®™: Hey, that means you. How to do it better!

Posted 18-Jun-2011 at 07:20 PM (19:20) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 18-Jun-2011 at 07:58 PM (19:58) by Gurdur

A very common problem in academia and other fields is an anguished defence of The Truth® against [take your pick]: outsiders, the Unwashed Masses, religionists, religion, accommodationists, Gnu Atheists on an ignorant flame-spree, anti-vaccinationists, ideologues, the uninformed public, the socialists, the Republicans, the Democrats etc. etc.. Or in other words, a lot of people share the feeling, if not the same side. Another, loosely-associated problem is that the Enemy [whomever you pick] sometimes...
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