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Category Archive: Evolution and Creationism

Jul 23 2014

Ken Ham’s Idiotic Bleatings About SETI

It seems that there is nothing that Ken Ham’s cartoonishly simplistic ideas about what his enemies believe can’t explain. Charles Darwin has invaded everything, according to Ham, even forcing us to look for evidence of extra-terrestrial life.

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Jul 18 2014

MN Republican Candidate A Young Earther

Remember Bob Frey, Michele Bachmann’s buddy who is running for Congress from Minnesota and thinks that AIDS is caused by an enzyme in sperm? I’m sure you’ll be shocked to find out that he’s also a young earth creationist who thinks humans and dinosaurs lived together and that this should be taught in schools.

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Jul 07 2014

WTF, Atlanta Public Schools?

ICRcartoon

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has a disturbing article about a science teacher at Grady High School in Atlanta using that infamous “creationism vs evolution” cartoon from the Institute for Creation Research museum, the one that ascribes evolution to Satan, during a classroom lecture. This one:

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Jul 01 2014

Clams in Kansas Prove Creationism!

David Rives is one of the c-team creationists and the Worldnetdaily shows his videos every week. In his latest video he declares that clams in Kansas prove that there was a global flood because Kansas some of the clams were found “in a fully closed position” and Kansas is “nearly 1000 miles from the nearest …

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Jun 21 2014

Oh Boy, Another Creation Museum

Ken Ham’s creation museum in Northern Kentucky is the most expensive and fanciest of its kind, but there are lots of smaller creation museums all over the country. Now there’s a new one coming to Boise, Idaho, and the people behind it are predictably clueless.

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Jun 10 2014

The Scopes Trial Still Fascinates

Rachel Maddux has an interesting article about the annual celebration of the Scopes trial in the town where it took place, Dayton, Tennessee. One of the things that most people don’t understand about the trial is that it was almost entirely a show trial, engineered by both the town and the ACLU (the former for …

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Jun 10 2014

Joe the Plumber Found Noah’s Ark!

Okay, not really. But I just found this and had to laugh. On good ol’ Joe’s website there’s a posting from December by a guy named Mark Martineau breathlessly proclaiming that Noah’s Ark has been found — and of course he can’t believe that the evil…well, someone…has been “keeping us in the dark.”

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Jun 03 2014

SC Education Candidate Wants Creationism in Schools

Sheri Few, one of the many Republicans running to be the next superintendent of education in the state of South Carolina, thinks that schools should teach the “scientific theory of intelligent design” as an alternative to evolution. And she seems to have no idea what the word “objective” means.

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Jun 02 2014

No Tax Breaks for Ark Park?

Answers in Genesis famously was given $43 million in tax breaks by the state of Kentucky a few years ago, but according to a local news site in that state those breaks have expired and they have had to reapply for them with a dramatically scaled-down project.

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May 27 2014

Ken Ham Done Got Himself a Dinosaur

Ken Ham and the folks at the Creation Museum are very excited about fossil Allosaurus specimen that has been donated to them by the Peroutka Foundation, run by Christian Reconstructionist (read: religious fascist) Michael Peroutka. So excited that they’re saying predictably dumb things about it:

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May 15 2014

Robertson vs the YECs. Again.

Remember the Pink Floyd album A Momentary Lapse of Reason? Pat Robertson occasionally has momentary lapses of unreason, especially when he tells young earth creationists that they’re completely full of shit. He did so again on the 700 Club this week, saying that you have to be “deaf, dumb and blind” to believe that the …

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May 14 2014

Bryan Fischer Disproves Evolution

Bryan Fischer thinks he has disproved evolution. And it might be true for certain values of “disproved,” but he seems to have no idea what that word means. It’s disproved, he says, because the Bible would be wrong if it were true. Wow, such a compelling argument.

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May 06 2014

Freshwater Appeals to Supreme Court

Having lost at every level so far, creationist former science teacher John Freshwater has now filed a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court, which they will almost certainly deny. Richard Hoppe reports that the writ contains some serious inconsistencies with his previous claims in earlier phases of the case. The writ contains two questions …

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May 05 2014

Eric Hovind Just as Inane As His Father

With his father in prison, Eric Hovind has taken over the creationist franchise and is making arguments every bit as idiotic as dear old dad. With flooding in Pensacola, Florida, Eric is claiming that the mere fact that lots of rain washes away sand proves that the Grand Canyon could have been made the same …

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Apr 30 2014

NCSE Announces New Friend of Darwin Award Winners

The National Center for Science Education has announced this year’s winners of the Friend of Darwin award, given to those “whose efforts to support NCSE and advance its goal of defending the teaching of evolution have been truly outstanding.” I was very honored to have received this award myself in 2009 and this year it …

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