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Monthly Archive: May 2007

May 30 2007

The Onion’s version of Intelligent Design

Last week on the show I talked about the notion that the new creationist tactic is to say they “believe in evolution” but describe a warped notion of evolution that is essentially indistinguishable from creationism. Closely related is the Intelligent Design technique of mostly accepting the science behind evolution but then insisting that some particular …

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May 27 2007

Yabba-Dabba-Dumb!: Christianity’s war on reality kicks it up a notch

Ken Ham opened his colossal monument to ignorance this weekend, the Creation “Museum”, and PZ Myers is hosting a carnival right now of scientific responses to this folly. The NCSE has also issued a statement. Clearly the anti-science fools in fundamentalist Christian circles will not rest until an entire generation of American students grows up …

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May 25 2007

What kind of atheist are you?

Find out. Here’s me. You scored as a Scientific Atheist. These guys rule. They know the rules of debate, the Laws of Thermodynamics, and can explain evolution in fifty words or less. More concerned with how things are than how they should be, these are the people who will bring us into the future. Scientific …

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May 25 2007

Hovind’s mind is beginning to crumble

There are signs emerging that Kent Hovind is starting to deteriorate between the ears (“Whaddaya mean, starting to?” you’re saying, I know) as a result of his incarceration. His latest letter from the pen posted on the Creation Science Evangelism blog is a bizarre, self-pitying bit of blather in which he refers to God as …

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May 22 2007

Because goofing on YEC’s is just fun!

Young Earth Creationists are not exactly the brightest lights on the tree, as we all know. And the dimmest bulbs among them have to be Kent Hovind’s dwindling fan club. In the way creationists in general think that facts will change to conform to beliefs, Hovind supporters have whipped up one of these stupid online …

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May 20 2007

Creationism Evolves: Intelligent Design and Theistic Evolution

Today on the show: Intelligent Design. I’m pulling together some topics I have talked about in the past. For more information, see these pages: The history of the “Wedge Strategy” My review of Darwin’s Black Box My report on the Texas State Board of Education hearings, September 2003 Judge John E. Jones’ decision on Kitzmiller …

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May 20 2007

Another fun atheism poll

Do vote, won’t you? Update — Monday 11:30 AM: After the poll results ended up looking like this… …Christianity Today took the poll down. Guess they’re gonna take their ball an’ go home!

May 20 2007

Could the Bible be ruled “indecent” in Hong Kong?

This is hilarious. More than 800 Hong Kong citizens are pushing to have the Bible legally classified as indecent material. In actuality, this is all by way of making a point about freedom of speech and of the press. Recently a column in a university newspaper containing frank discussions of deviant sex practices like bestiality …

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May 20 2007

In which everyone’s irony meters explode yet again

The latest funny thing I’ve gotten in my inbox from the American Family Association is a plug for a low-budget Christian movie called Flywheel, an earlier effort, broadcast on TBN back in 2003, from the producers of theatrical release Facing the Giants. Reading the plot synopsis, I wonder if ol’ Don Wildmon saw a little …

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May 17 2007

What still hasn’t been reported about the bomber

The would-be family planning clinic bomber Paul Ross Evans was indicted today on a number of charges, including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. He got most of the materials for his bomb at a local Wal-Mart and used his credit card for the purchase. It didn’t take too much effort to solve …

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