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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Denyse O'Leary Making Sense

Like they say, even a stopped clock is right twice a day. I'm happy to report that this is one of those days when Denyse O'Leary says something intelligent [Fun with Mark Steyn: But when isn’t Mark Steyn fun?].
Darwinists are forever nagging the keepers of the public purse to generously fund their efforts to sell their story to a disbelieving public, but the money is wasted by definition. The reason people don’t believe a lot of this stuff is that it isn’t believable. More public relations will actually make more people aware of scandals like “Ida” or the fact that there is little or no response to the ridiculous claims of “evolutionary psychology” – which make the science press sound like the National Enquirer.
It's a sad day, actually, when an Intelligent Design Creationist points out something that many scientists are ignoring.

Scientists are very good at self-promotion but that's not compatible with good science. We need more good science journalists.1 That's the group that has to face up to to their failures in the past and start to clean up their acts.

They will soon be extinct if they don't.

1. I do not mean to imply that Denyse O'Leary is an example of a good science journalist.


  1. "Like they say, even a stopped clock is right twice a day"

    They used to say that, when clocks had analog dials. Now kids who grew up with LED and LCD clocks are wondering what you're talking about.

    And what's the deal with a 12 hour dial anyway? If you're going to build an analog, do it right. A 24 hour dial with noon straight up would offer the best analog for the apparent orbit of the sun. A stopped clock with a 24 hour dial would only be right once a day.

  2. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD:
    12-hour clocks were used by the ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians (combining a sundial with a water-clock). Early mechanical clocks were 24-hour (largely out of a desire to model the sun's motion), but 12-hour clocks became more popular because they were easier and simpler to build.