The Strange Remains the same for 5 June 2014

“Nothing could be more damaging to science than the abandonment of the critical attitude and it’s replacement by too ready acceptance of hypotheses put forward on slender evidence.”
~WIB Beveridge

I used to be a skeptic, but then… | Doubtful — by Sharon Hill.

Hidden Beached Whale Revealed in 17th-Century Dutch Painting – Yahoo News.

Man in gorilla suit shot with tranquiliser at Loro Parque, Tenerife | Metro News.

Lawyer Clobbered on Verdict for Scientology Courthouse News Service.

Dozens of new flora, fauna species in Myanmar.

Most Haunted is back from the grave | Media Monkey | theguardian.com.

You must be yolking! Family stunned as egg from Waitrose hatches | Surrey Mirror.

Quakes are increasing, but scientists aren’t sure what it means – Los Angeles Times.

Was White Hart Inn ghost caught on camera again? – Edinburgh Evening News. (Really lame, don’t click.)

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  10 comments for “The Strange Remains the same for 5 June 2014

  1. eddi
    June 6, 2014 at 4:43 AM

    *DING* Evolution By Natural Selection was replaced by Creationism. You didn’t say the replacing theory had to be correct just replacing the science. 42% of the US population says it is doing just that. I’m gonna go get the aspirin, you want some?

    • pmichaelt
      June 6, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      Isn’t it more accurate to say Evolution by Natural Selection is replacing Creationism (albeit too slowly). The basics tenets of Creationism were around long before Darwin.

      • eddi
        June 6, 2014 at 11:56 AM

        Early Biblical belief was purely religion. A matter of faith. Creationism and it’s illegitimate offspring Intelligent Design claim to be science (loudly and with much enthusiastic hand-waving). They lose the protection of being moral metaphor without really gaining the cover of the ivory tower. And thus are a pseudo-science subject to mockery and sanction.

  2. G
    June 6, 2014 at 6:38 AM

    How can someone be “stunned” by an egg hatching when they specifically put the egg in an incubator?

    • Bonnie
      June 6, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      And it was a quail egg from free range hens that ran with roosters. I don’t know if regular chicken eggs are produced the same way in England as they are here, but in egg “factories” the hens never even see a rooster – no chance of fertilization.

      Had it been an egg factory egg – then I’d be stunned. That would be a freakin’ miracle!

  3. Terry Doherty
    June 6, 2014 at 6:42 AM

    I have to disagree. The Edinburgh pub ghost link is worth clicking. But only for the comments below the story.

    • eddi
      June 6, 2014 at 11:59 AM

      Sarcastic lot aren’t they.

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