Yet another precursor to the Biblical flood story has been found, this one dating to about 4000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia. It predates even the Gilgamesh epic and contains a story of an ancient God ordering the building of a round ark, complete with two of every animal.
Category Archive: Evolution and Creationism
Jan 29 2014
Jan 27 2014
A pair of Republican legislators in Missouri, Rick Brattin (R-District 55) and Andy Koenig (R-District 99), have submitted a bill, HB 1472, that would allow parents to remove their kids from any class that teaches about evolution in public schools in that state. The text of the bill:
Jan 22 2014
The Christian News Network is apparently not a fan of Zack Kopplin. After the young activist published an article in Slate detailing the creationist nonsense being taught at publicly-funded charter schools in Texas, they decided more nonsense was needed. To wit:
Jan 20 2014
The amazing Zack Kopplin has been filing FOIA requests to find out what is being taught in science classes in a large charter school network on Texas. I’m sure you’ll be shocked to hear that they’re teaching creationist nonsense in those classes while receiving more than $80 million in taxpayer funds.
Jan 14 2014
If there’s one thing Ken Ham is bothered by more than atheists, it’s Christians who don’t interpret the book of Genesis literally. And after one of them called him out because his young earth creationism was chasing people away from Christianity, he went on the attack:
Jan 10 2014
The Worldnetdaily is promoting a new show that will be seen on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, hosted by one of their columnists, David Rives. It’s called Creation in the 21st Century and they want you to know that it will be totally scientific.
Jan 09 2014
It appears that Answers in Genesis’ planned Noah’s Ark theme park is on the verge of collapsing despite millions of dollars in tax breaks from the state of Kentucky and Ken Ham is blaming everyone else for it, especially us evil atheist bloggers doing the work of Satan. A Louisville news site has an email …
Jan 09 2014
Robert Knight of the American Civil Rights Union (god, they do love their acronyms that sound like ACLU) thinks that a poll that shows 60% of Americans accept human evolution proves that there would be a “conservative revival” if Republicans started attacking evolution more.
Jan 08 2014
As you’ve probably heard by now, Bill Nye has agreed to debate Ken Ham at the Creation Museum on Feb. 4. Reactions have ranged from excitement to disappointment to dread. I’m somewhere in between. So is Tom Flynn, though I think he’s being a bit naive with this statement:
Jan 07 2014
Polling shows that about 2/3 of Protestant evangelicals reject the theory of evolution, which creates a real problem for professors at Christian colleges who teach evolution. Karl Giberson, who taught physics at an evangelical college for 25 years, writes about his experiences.
Jan 06 2014
Bryan Fischer seems to be intent on one-upping his own world record for staggering stupidity, declaring on his Thursday show that “if somebody wants to exercise political power and he is an evolutionist, he is disqualified from holding political office in the United States of America.” Sadly, this is pretty much the only civilized nation …
Jan 02 2014
A new survey from Pew Research Center finds a little progress being made on Americans’ acceptance of evolution. While a couple decades of Gallup polls have found nearly 50% believe that humans were created in their current form within the last 10,000 years, this poll finds much higher acceptance of human evolution.
Dec 26 2013
John Morris, who inherited the leadership of the Institute for Creation Research from his father Henry, who virtually founded young earth creationism in this country, had a message in a radio bulletin for those so-called scientists who think evidence and data actually matters.
Dec 25 2013
Happy Nice Time People, which I think is a spinoff from Wonkette, has a post about the eagerly anticipated (at least by me) movie God’s Not Dead. They rightly point out how similar the premise of the movie is to a whole bunch of emails that are forwarded by your right wing uncle. They offer …
Dec 24 2013
I’d never heard of the Creation Scientific Society until I came across this announcement of their 2014 annual meeting in Pittsburgh (is this the old ICC conference under a different name?). It will involve a virtual Who’s Who of creationist irrelevancies: