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Category Archive: creationism

May 06 2011

I have a proposition

All atheist conferences should start with Ceremonial Disemboweling of Deranged Creationist Ideas. At least, that’s how the Kamloop’s Imagine No Religion Conference started. After PZ Myer’s talk on evolution, one person asking a “question” that managed to combine “tolerance means accepting my wrong beliefs,” “if you don’t believe in god why do you keep living …

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Mar 28 2011

That’s all you got, Ken Ham?

Allow me a moment to gloat. Ken Ham is bragging about how much traffic his various anti-science websites have received in the past year, and how much they’ve improved from the year before. Let’s ignore for a moment that a good chunk of that traffic is people showing up to giggle at his wackiness and …

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Feb 12 2011

“What exactly is Christian about being gay?”

The Creation Museum recently hosted a “Date Night” for FamilyLife’s conference in Cincinnati, OH. While usually I’d consider animatronic dinosaurs the true pinnacle of romance, the whole Biblical literalism thing sort of ruins the mood for me. But one journalist decided to check it out with friends, and posted about his experience on reddit: I …

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Feb 12 2011

"What exactly is Christian about being gay?"

The Creation Museum recently hosted a “Date Night” for FamilyLife’s conference in Cincinnati, OH. While usually I’d consider animatronic dinosaurs the true pinnacle of romance, the whole Biblical literalism thing sort of ruins the mood for me. But one journalist decided to check it out with friends, and posted about his experience on reddit: I …

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Feb 09 2011

Yep, definitely not a ministry

Remember when Anderson Cooper interviewed Ken Ham, who repeatedly insisted that Ark Encounter was not a ministry, but a for profit organization that will bring jobs to the state of Kentucky? Well, in a move that’s not surprising to anyone who knows anything about Ken Ham and the Creation Museum, if you actually want one …

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Feb 06 2011

That look of disgust looks about right

Bill Nye the Science Guy, personal hero of mine and Humanist of the Year, recently visited the Creation Museum in Kentucky. And by visited, I mean he drove up, look a picture of the side-show, and drove off. How do we know? Because Big Brother Ken Ham was watching. While I understand the need for …

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Jan 29 2011

Ken Ham vs. Barry Lynn of Anderson Cooper

tl;dr:Ham: It’s for profit! You just hate Christians!Lynn: You’re a ministry with the explicit goal to convert people to Christianity!Ham: I’m going to ignore everything you say and keep saying “for profit”!Lynn: lol, Flintstones and unicorns.

Dec 01 2010

Creation Museum seeks Kentucky tax support

It’s bad enough the Governor was speaking at a press conference with them today. But it’s terrifying now that we know why: Operators of the popular Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky are seeking state tax incentives to build a creationism theme park at a nearby site — a project that Gov. Steve Beshear officially will …

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Nov 03 2010

Someone please make this for us evolutionary biologists

This man is a genius: Tired of arguing with climate change deniers in 140 character quips, [Nigel Leck] wrote a script to do it for him. Chatbot @AI_AGW scans Twitter every five minutes searching for hundreds of phrases that fit the usual denier argument paradigm. Then it serves them up some science. Those responses are …

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Oct 28 2010

I'm published! …Wait a second

More evidence that you shouldn’t always trust Google Scholar to deliver the best research papers. I decided to look up my name to see if my paper on genetic bottlenecks was searchable even though it’s in a book. That’s the third link listed. The first and fourth aren’t me, just some other poor J McCreight …

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