Author Archives: whyevolutionistrue

The new Wienermobiles

I’ll never forget the first time I saw the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. I was a little kid, and we were driving through Ohio with my parents and my sister. All of a sudden there was a car next to us shaped like a hot dog! I was transfixed. I didn’t know at the time that […]

Neurologist: “Neuroscience is totally wrong”; touts dualism, spirituality, God

There’s a new book out called The Mind of God: Neuroscience, Faith, and a Search for the Soul. It’s by a neuroscientist: Jay Lombard, who appears to have started out respectably but now is going the Chopra route (i.e., off the rails), as you’ll see below. In fact, the book has been endorsed by Deepakity himself: “The […]

These ducklings are mallards now. . .

Remember that old semi-salacious Gary Puckett song? It came to mind when I was feeding my ducklings this morning. They’re hardly ducklings any more—it’s hard to tell them apart from mom.  Soon they’ll leave me 😦 , but I wrote them a song (below), a song based on “This girl is a woman now.” First, […]

The Islam apologists, including Reza Aslan, smear Sam Harris by misrepresenting his words

All too often my brother Sam Harris gets the short end of the stick, especially when people determined to take him down misuse or misrepresent his words to smear him. The “ticking time bomb torture scenario”, for instance, which Sam floated as a hypothetical scenario to inspire thought, was distorted to make it seem that […]

In which I get a very delightful email

This lovely email came yesterday afternoon. What a nice thing to brighten up my day! Judicious Googling revealed who this person is, but to avoid embarrassment for Mr. Peter, I’ll keep that information to myself. Read and LOL: Hi Jerry, Can I just ask where evolution went wrong with you? You say evolution is about […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Send in your photos, please! We begin with the report from Stephen Barnard in Idaho, who tells me that all eleven ducklings of the gadwall mother he’s watching (Anas streptera) are still alive. And he took a photo of one adorable baby. Gadwall duckling, about five or six days old, I think. One of the […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Wednesday, June 28, 2017, and it’s National Tapioca Day! I love tapioca pudding, but I couldn’t tell you the last time I had it. Where would you get it anyway, unless you buy it and make it yourself? And in Poland, where I’m heading in early September, it’s Poznań Remembrance Day, honoring the 1956 rebellion of […]

Eagle gets a filet o’ fish

The CBC shows a cool video and a backstory: A family out fishing last week caught more than salmon. Ashton Phillips was on a fishing trip last Friday with his cousin and uncle in Kyuquot, B.C. on the northwest side of Vancouver Island when he captured a video of an eagle swooping down to grab a piece of […]

Congressional Budget Office TrumpCare cuts number of insured American by 22 million

The Congressional Budget Office is a nonpartisan outfit, and its prognostications are taken seriously. So when they analyzed the Senate’s GOP-inspired bill, and found that if it passes 22 million Americans will lose their health insurance, it doesn’t look good for the Republican Party. By cutting Medicaid, so the poor lose benefits, it will also reduce […]

Medusa Magazine says it’s not a hoax

. . . but of course that means nothing, for if it were a hoax—and the evidence is strong on this one—they would resolutely deny it.  If they admitted it were a hoax, that hoax would be over for good, and there would be no point in continuing to add to the site. A person […]