Tagged: Darwin

How We Know What’s Really True - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 04, 2011

Book Review: The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True by Richard Dawkins. Illustrated by Dave McKean Price: US$16.49; NZ$37.50; iPad app US$13.99, NZ17.99. Audio vers. US$ 19.79. Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: Free Press (October 4, 2011) Language: … Continue reading → … Read More

Evolution and education — advice for teachers - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 08, 2011

Creationists have far less influence in New Zealand than they do in the US. Still, quite a large proportion of Christians here do not accept evolutionary science. So, I imagine, their wish to undermine the teaching of evolutionary science sometimes … Continue reading → … Read More

Some things for the kids - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 15, 2011

Well actually for their parents and grandparents. Especially with Christmas on the horizon. Right where you are now Right Here You Are Now is a bedtime story for kids. It’s also scientifically accurate, so it’s more than just a bedtime … Continue reading → … Read More

A silver lining to Expelled? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 29, 2011

Readers are probably aware of the nasty little creationist/intelligent design film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. Despite all the fanfare suggesting it was coming to a church hall or basement near you sometime soon it seemed to drop out of existence. … Continue reading → … Read More

Acceptance of science — dangerous for some - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 07, 2011

In the UK The Independent is reporting that a Muslim scientist is being threatened for his acceptance of evolutionary science (see Scientist Imam threatened over Darwinist views). The scientist is Dr Dr Usama Hasan, a physics lecturer at Middlesex University … Continue reading → … Read More