The Impact Of Blogging On The Creation-Evolution Debate

Aydin Orstan is one of the more interesting bloggers (something you don’t ordinarily expect from a malacologist) in the blogosphere, even if I don’t mention him as often as I should. One of his readers asked him about the impact of blogging on the evolution/creationism debate (and I use the word debate loosely because, well, the creationist lost) and Aydin was kind enough to post his response. In light of the recent Cincinnati Zoo/Creation Museum kerfluffle I though Aydin’s post was worth a shout out.

Happy Birthday Claude Levi-Strauss

I don’t know how I missed this, but last Friday legendary anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss turned 100. The International Herald Tribune has an interesting article on Levi-Strauss that is worth a read.

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Shame, Shame, Shame on the Cincinnati Zoo

Shame on the Cincinnati Zoo. You can find out why here. The short version is that they have teamed up with the the Creation Museum to create a combo ticket for the holidays.
Update 1: The misguided effort to pair a visit to the zoo with a visit to the Creation Museum has been canceled. Kudos to the Cincinnati Zoo for realizing what a big mistake this was. Kudos to those who wrote the Zoo to protest the pairing. It just goes to show, eternal vigilance is the price we pay for science education.