Sunday 19 August 2012

Burnee links for Sunday

If you don't Adam and Eve it, say so - comment - TES
James Williams calls on the moderates to restrain the extremists. (I visit a number of Catholic faith schools as part of my job. I've never seen any evidence of creationism being taught at these schools. They are part of the moderate majority of faith schools, and should be speaking out against those who would corrupt education.)

Gould’s NOMA – a thorough analysis (part 1)
I referred to Stephen Jay Gould's "non-overlapping magisteria" in a recent post. Here's Andreas Schueler, in the first of two articles at the newly inaugurated Skeptic Blogs, explaining why the notion doesn't stand up to scrutiny. I'm in broad agreement.

The campaign against Amy Davis Roth | Lousy Canuck
And so it goes. Eventually, one hopes, people will come to their senses. Hatred, it appears, spreads like an infection. Some of the infected recover, others die.

Andy Ostroy: Soledad O'Brien's Amazing John Sununu Interview Should Be Taught in Journalism School
Shades of Paxman:

How I Unwittingly Infiltrated the Boy’s Club & Why It’s Time for a New Wave of Atheism | Blag Hag
Signs that things will improve. Let's hope so. And let us all, individually, do something to make it so.