Bad Astronomy

Big Ed gives BA props

Hey, this humble (ha!) blog got a shout-out on Ed Schultz’s show on MSNBC! He showed a clip of the Arizona state senator Sylvia Allen making her ridiculous creationist statements about the Earth and uranium mining, and then mentioned my blog entry on it. Here’s the video from the Schultz show:

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Pretty cool. I almost hate to point out that even Ed got the age of the Earth wrong (he says billion when it’s 4.55 billion), but there’s a slight difference between getting a number wrong as a slip and getting it wrong due to clinging zealously to dogmatic nonsense. I’ll forgive a factor of four over a factor of a million any day.

Tip o’ the Geiger counter to my buddy Steve Andrew for posting about this!