Moth Eyes

Navigating a demon-haunted world

Chapter 09 – Santa Cruz, Patagonia and the Falkland Islands

Another 3 week delay between chapters! I’m not very good at this…


On April 13, 1834, the Beagle anchors at the mouth of the Santa Cruz, a long river running much of the way through South America. The previous voyage of the Beagle explored a short distance of this river and FitzRoy is determined to explore more of it. As such, he sends out an expedition consisting of himself, Darwin and 23 crewmen in three whale boats. They will travel inland 140 miles, reaching a point just 60 miles from the Pacific Ocean.
The Santa Cruz

Often the current is too strong to row against, and in these cases a few men are left with the boats while the rest of the party continues on foot. There are signs of Indian activity in the area, and the party feels that they have been reconnoitered.

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May 17, 2009 at 12:41 am Comments (0)

C is for creationist, that’s good enough for Denyse

Fishing lure
Less than a month after sharing with us all an HIV denialist’s take on Darwin and evolution, Denyse O’Leary continues to spelunk further and further into the depths of evolution denialism.

Now she’s interviewing Adnan Oktar, a.k.a. Harun “fishing lure” Yahya. I think his responses basically speak for themselves.

What’s next? Updates on Ray Comfort’s search for a crocoduck? The results of Chuck Missler’s ongoing abiogenesis experiments? Reporting on how the atheist conspiracy that rules the world (but often struggles to post an ad on the side of buses) is suppressing Kent Hovind’s academic freedom? Is there any creationist ridiculous enough that Denyse O’Leary wouldn’t credulously promote them?


May 14, 2009 at 11:41 pm Comments (0)