This week in science

Posted by admin | Posted in Politics | Posted on 23-10-2010-05-2008

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Like they say, it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt:

On his radio show today, Beck wondered how many people in the country believe in evolution, and said he doesn’t: “I don’t think we came from monkeys. I think that’s ridiculous. I haven’t seen a half-monkey, half-person yet.” “If I get to the other side and God’s like, ‘You know what, yep, you were a monkey once,’ I’ll be shocked, but I’ll be cool with it,” he said.

Maybe if Beck bothered to know the difference between an ape and a monkey he would find his mythical transitional hominid. Meanwhile, back in the real world, the uber wealthy moguls — which Beck and Co so love — are using the fruits of science to build new fortunes based on space travel and alternative energy.

  • Jet Propulsion Laboratories has put up a live cam where you can watch engineers assemble the new Mars Rover christened Curiosity.
  • Media technology marches on: Amazon will allow Kindle users to lend one another books for two week periods.
  • It’s science Boobies!
  • Via the Bad Astronomer, elect the willfully ignorant, must see video (Which destroyed this post for a few minutes, better work on your embed code fellas).


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