I wrote last week about the fact that the avian flu virus is getting close to Europe.
On a parallel track, the Intelligent Design meme (a "virus of the mind") has been spotted in the UK. It’s a piece written by Bryan Appleyard for the once-great Sunday Times: George Bush and the Meaning of Life. As is only to be expected, it’s rubbish. There is an excellent dissection of Appleyard’s twaddle over at the Educated Insolence blog.