If you have not picked up the sarcasm in the title then you may want to look away… As BBC reported Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) boss Stephen Hester rejected his £1m bonus in restricted stock, following very strong political pressure. This sent shivers down the spines of the public, mostly those that are a bit out-of-touch-with-reality and have very superficial understanding of how these things (should) work. Let me use this example to talk generally about the situation with high pay and bonuses in the banking sector.

Long time no see. The “Stuff from the Science Blogosphere” series returns for the new season, after a longer than average break. And this time we have the usual alternative medicine crap, ranging from homeopathy (our favorite) to Chinese herbs and natural remedies. University courses that really should be more in touch with reality. And some antivaccinationist propaganda to close off this instalment a bit more seriously. Here we go…

From Phil Plait I learned that Australia is also hit by the antivaccination movement, and, suddenly, infection rates have risen and now even deaths from totally preventable diseases have started to appear…

For the 2009 World Homeopathy Awareness Week, I am re-posting my piece from last year. This year’s awareness week is focused on allergies -a very common claim of homeopaths but with no evidence to back it up (as always).

Dr Mike Egnor is a neurosurgeon, famous for his notoriously fallacious arguments and bad logic when trying to support the fairy tale that is intelligent design. He contributes to a ridiculous blog in which he often comments on news around evolution -a well of fallacies, misunderstandings of even basic evolutionary concepts, and just plain silliness. Actually, it is not even a blog: Egnor doesn’t allow comments on his posts, probably in fear of armies of people ridiculing him for his outrageously stupid way of “thinking”. Steven Novella has exposed Egnor a number of times already but he just doesn’t seem to notice… Everyone else though, has already acknowledged the vacuity in his argumentation… The term “Egnorance” was promptly and rightfully coined and is in wide use today.

A few days ago I received this comical comment on my post “This is what happens with the lying anti-vaccination campaigns“. This is a perfect demonstration of what I have been saying all along: that those who promote the anti-vaccination propaganda are usually stupid!

This is just a collection of the most ignorant and abysmally stupid comments I have read following Telegraph’s article on the Large Hadron Collider. The article was asking readers to provide a new, fancier name for the LHC. Be careful though! The stupidity might go over your personal threshold of tolerance! Proceed at your own risk…

Jonathan Wells is a creationist that has written “Icons of Evolution”, a book full of misrepresentation and misunderstanding of evolutionary science. Wells has also released a list of “10 Questions to Ask Your Biology Teacher“, a list that supposedly contains 10 questions that an evolutionary biologist cannot answer -thus rendering the theory wrong!