Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Blue Fairies

PZ Myers of Pharyngula, in discussing evolution, recently claimed that the "Blue Fairies" did it. More specifically,
I could also point to some gap in our knowledge (of evolution), say that difficult and poorly understood transition from the prebiotic world, and say 'the Blue Fairies did it!'.
I think he wasn't being serious, but it can be hard to tell over on his "evolution" blog. So I did some more research and I found this entry on the "Blue Fairies" at Wikipikipedia:
The Blue Fairies were a race of fairies from the 6th and 7th centuries who were well known in Royal circles in Europe for the blue hue of their skin.
OK, so this appears to suggest that the Blue Fairies were at the height of their powers only 1500 years ago, or so. However, the transition from the prebiotic world happened billions of years ago. Therefore I think PZ Myers is completely wrong to suggest that 'the Blue Fairies did it!'.

2 Comments:

Blogger LloydChristmas69 said...

Hey there --

Been reading the site and love what you do here. Sorry to be a creepy lurker.

Anyway, I wanted to send you to this person's blog, who has a pro-Creationsim/anti-evolution debate a-ragin'

http://vallofides.blogspot.com/

I added a few remarks, though I welcome any help in the matter, as I am no scientist. Cheers, and keep up the good work!

PS -- I just stumbled in this blog by accident. No affiliation whatsoever.

-- Lloyd

7:42 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Very nice blog. It seems fair and balanced. I once use to believe that evolution was "fact" until I really researched the issue - I don't anymore!

Here's my blog: evolutionnomore.blogspot.com

11:30 AM  

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