Aug 31 2010 Published by under Uncategorized

Grrl and I are in the offices of The Guardian. We're here because Grrl starts her new science blogging gig here - yup, she now has a blog at The Grauniad. She's been very good keeping quiet about this in public, but privately she's been incredibly excited, and also getting very stressed.

The blog is called Punctuated Equilibrium. Grrl intends to move her mystery birds over there, as well as some of her other writings, but she'll continue to write here, don't worry.

11 responses so far

  • Dorothea Salo says:


  • kdcosta says:

    Congrats, Grrl!

  • Heather says:

    W00t!!! Good secret-keeping, too. It's the big time! Yes, I understand the stress. But you sure can write, Grrl, and you'll be excellent. They've got themselves some good quality there. Good on them.

  • peggy says:

    Very cool!

  • Congratulations! Great pic of Orpheus in your intro post.

  • The puncuated equilibrium of Gould and Eldredge is nothing but the abuse of two words that once had meanings until they got hold of them. Freely translated it signifies that evolution occurred in spurts and nothing more. "Peek Eek," as it came to be affectionally called, has contributed absolutely nothing to our understanding of the primary problem with which we are still confonted - namely, the mechanism by which evolution occurred (past tense). Phylogenesis has never been in "equilibrium" nor was it ever "punctuated." All tangible evidence pleads that it was planned from beginning to end and the end is any time now as all we see is rampant extinction without a single verified new species in historical times and not a new Genus in two million years. Exactly as ontogeny proceeds strictly on the basis of information present in the egg so did phylogeny do the same based on information present in the primordial organisms with which it began. To continue blindly to assume that it is intrinsic in the nature of matter to self assemble into a living evolving entity even once is absurd. Such a notion is only acceptable to the congenital atheist mindset to which a purposeful world is anathema.

    To name a blog after an intellectual joke like Peek Eek is dramatic testimony to the bankruptcy of the neo-Darwinian fairy tale.

    Good luck with your new blog in England, the home of Charles Robert Darwin. How any thinking scientist can still take his Victorian fantasy seriously is beyond this investigator's comprehension.

  • The Guardian should be ashamed of itself to willingly hand over a science blog to a Darwinian mystic like grrlscientist. I can only conclude that the Guardian swims in the godless, liberal seas with Clinton Richard Dawkins and Paul Zachary Myers.

  • Gary Hitch says:

    Well John, I just read some guys little rant called "Atheists at Prayer" from the grrl blog.
    It's incredible the amount of pure misotheism generated by atheist pseudo-philosophers like this these days. And they have the gall to pretend its based on science and reason!

    Atheists simply can't think correctly.
    I suspect that acute cognitive dissonance, created from persistent accepting of self contradictory formulas of bad reasoning, to be the cause.

    Even Voltaire chided atheists saying, "The atheists are for the most part imprudent and misguided scholars who reason badly who, not being able to understand the Creation, the origin of evil, and other difficulties, have recourse to the hypothesis the eternity of things and of inevitability....." - Voltaire: Philosophical Dictionary

    Whatever else we may find dubious in Voltaire, that at least is true.

    Well there was one positive point of Grrl's blog that I noticed during my brief visit - it has great pix of birds.

    As for Punk Eek itself, rarely has so much tripe been invented by so few to deceive so many.

  • Gary Hitch

    Thank you for the support. It is now well established that rabid atheism, like religious fervor, has a congenital component and it may literally be true that such individuals cannot think correctly or even at all. I have paraphrased Churchill as well with the following description of Darwin's atheist inspired fantasy.

    "Never in the field of human conflict was so little owed to so many by so many."

    The notion that phylogeny was driven by chance and natural selection is the most absurd proposition ever to escape the human imagination to find the printed page. It defies the testimony of both the experimental laboratory and the fossil record. In short, it is not science. It is nothing but the necessary posture for the atheist mindset.

    Thomas Henry Huxley, "Darwin's bulldog," but never a Darwinian himself offered the following -

    "Of all the senseless babble I have ever had occasion to read, the demonstrations of these philosophers who undertake to tell us all about the nature of God would be the worst, if they were not surpassed by the still greater absurdities of the philosophers who try to prove that there is no God."
    Henrietta A. Huxley, Aphorisms And Reflections From The Works Of T.H. Huxley, page 3.

    Darwinism prevails largely due to the "community organizing" talents of two homozygous atheists, Paul Zachary Myers and Clinton Richard Dawkins, neither of whom has published a word to clarify the mechanism of organic evolution, a phenomenon no longer in progress. Dawkins of course thinks he has but as Richard P. Feynman observed - the easiest person to fool is yourself. Dawkins lives in a fantasy world entirely of his own construction. He and Myers have finally abandoned any pretense as scientists to dedicate their considerable energies to the foolish attempt to convert the whole world to Universal Atheism. Go to Myers' Pharyngula and poke the big red A that adorns each days edition of "hatespeech" and you will discover Dawkins exhorting recruits to "come out" and join the ranks of the true believers, the "real" intellectuals. There you will also find him peddling coffee mugs, bumper stickers, tee shirts and more recently, jewelry, all adorned with the big red A for atheism.

    It is hard to believe isn't it.

    Not at all. It is a matter of record.

  • Fred the Bulbous Squidge says:

    @Fluppy the Wonder Whelk

    @Mildred the Marmoset Mangler

    You are hijacking this thread. Gatecrashing, if you will.

    This is the WRONG PLACE for your rants.


    PS This will be my one and only off-topic post, the real news here is that the Guardian didn't come knocking on Fluppy's door. Congrats (belatedly) Grrl!!

  • I spread Truth wherever I can, even into the jaws of the atheism that is the hallmark of the Darwinian h0ax, the most idiotic notion ever generated in the history of human communication. If The Guardian chooses to identify itself with Darwinian nonsense, I say go for it. If grrlscientist is their cup of scientific tea, then The Guardian is no better than its counterpart, The New York Times, on the other side of the pond. I predict grrlscientist aka Devorah Bennu will not last long as science blogger for The Guardian or anywhere else.