Darwin 2009 t-shirts

Mikero has designed a few Darwin posters (See the other designs in his weblog). He is now selling these designs as t-shirts and posters through Zazzle.com. The income will go to NCSE so you can get a nice t-shirt for a good cause. I checked and it seems that they do international delivery, but maybe I have to find a few other interested colleagues and share the shipping cost with them. (Interested Marco?)

Teaching Creationism in Germany

A friend of mine send me a video documentary in YouTube (Von Göttern und Designern, Christlicher Fundamentalismus part 1) about a School in Germany in which they teach "Intelligent Design" in parallel to Evolution theory. Although they teach both "theories" to children the school teacher says that he believes in creationism and as a result influences the opinion of the students. Unfortunately the Documentary is only in German so if you can understand German here is the first part of it. The funniest (or the saddest) part of it is about a Museum in the…

Obama on Science and Evolution

A new Gallup Poll shows that only 39% of Americans say they "believe in the theory of evolution," while a quarter say they do not believe in the theory, and another 36% don't have an opinion either way. According to their work which is based on telephone interviews with 1,018 adults, believing in evolution has a strong relationship to educational level. I think there is not much to say. Fortunately President Obama does appreciate Darwin and Science. Listen and watch his views on Science and notes on Darwin's Birthday:

Darwin Year 2009

Today is the bicentenary of Darwin’s birth, year 2009 is Darwin’s year. 2009 also is the 150th anniversary of his great work, “on the origin of Species”. A few quotes from Charles Darwin in honor of his day (and year). A republic cannot succeed till it contains a certain body of men imbued with the principles of justice and honour. The Voyage of the Beagle (1839), Ch. VII, Buenos Ayres and St. Fe. If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed, which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications,…

Sky tower Auckland

I have added a few of my pictures from Sky Tower in Auckland to my Photoblog. I tried to include views from all sides of the tower. I took some of the pictures from the restaurant were we had a nice 3 course lunch plus wine, which cost only 65 NZ$. Taking into account the quality of the lunch and that we didn't have to pay entrance for the tower this is very cheap! So if you happen to visit Sky tower remember to reserve a table for lunch in the restaurant and enjoy a…