Monthly Archives: November 2010

Bad Argument of the Week XXXVI

In the flurry of pathetic, intellectually bankrupt arguments for Intelligent Design being made by Behe and his supporters, Dario Battisti is shocked to find that there also exist bad arguments against it, in the classic Twenty-First Floor series soon to be renamed “Bad Argument of the Fortnightly-ish”. Continue reading

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Irrelevant Design

Brave enough to face the tedium of Behe’s talk in Glasgow, our correspondent Stuart Ritchie reports on the Intelligent Design argument as presented, to note that the points included sounded strangely familiar… Continue reading

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Behe-he-he-he

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Evidence Based Policy? Cunning Linguist

Phillip Davis, a Tory MP in Bradford, has recently come under fire for suggesting low literacy rates among children in the constituency are due to local libraries making books avaliable in Urdu. In the return of his “Evidence Based Policy” series, Keir Liddle explores the issue to see if there is anything to the MP’s claims. Continue reading

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Michael Behe in Glasgow

Intelligent Design stalwart Michael Behe is coming to Glasgow as the guest of our old pals, the Centre for Intelligent Design. Who is Michael Behe? And how can you challenge him? Continue reading

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Bladdered

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Poe Faced

Keir Liddle asks whether scientific sceptics are sometimes too keen to attack the idiosyncracies of the faithful, even when matters of science are not involved. Continue reading

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Bad Argument of the Week XXXV

It’s the moment you’ve all been so anxiously waiting for! Yes, it’s the return of the ever-infrequent Bad Argument of the Week!

Following the results of the U.S. mid-term elections, debate has been reignited over the Republicans running to head the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which overlooks federal energy policy and climate change regulation. This has brought back to the fore statements made by Representative of Illinois and candidate, John Shimkus, on why we need not worry about climate change… Continue reading

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Psychobabble: Talking therapists

Keir Liddle analyses the ethical considerations aorund psychologists making public statements to the media, looking at instances where an ethical line may have been crossed. Continue reading

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A Tortured Logic

With George W Bush reigniting the argument over the use of torture, Keir Liddle gives an overview of the evidence regard whether it is indeed as efficient as Bush claims it is. Continue reading

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