Jerry Bergman, one of the many creationists who claim fake credentials as real (his “doctorate” is from Columbia Pacific University, an unaccredited diploma mill that was so bad that the courts shut it down in 200), has a new book out that — stop me if you’ve heard this before — claims that evolution is …
Category Archive: Evolution and Creationism
Oct 06 2013
Sep 21 2013
Former Texas State Board of Education Chairman Don McLeroy, now out of office and a private citizen, was for some reason asked to testify in front of the board on the subject of new science textbooks. My former AINN colleague Mary Tuma was there and reports that McLeroy encouraged them to destroy the teaching of …
Sep 18 2013
That’s the headline of a breathless article at the Worldnetdaily promoting a new movie produced by Eric Hovind that shows Genesis happening verse by verse in 3D. They seem to be terribly excited about that technology, practically clapping and cheering like a kid getting ice cream, as though it somehow had something to do with …
Sep 16 2013
Jimmy Gollihar, a PhD candidate at the Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology at the University of Texas and one of the people picked to review science textbooks for the Texas State Board of Education, has written a letter to the SBOE complaining, accurately, that the entire process is absurd. Like the fact that so …
Sep 12 2013
The Texas Board of Education is once again considering new textbooks to purchase and, true to previous form, they’ve appointed a bunch of creationists to analyze the science textbooks. The Texas Freedom Network has the reviews written by those creationists and the results are predictable. A few examples:
Sep 09 2013
Molotov Mitchell is the president of something called Illuminati Pictures and he creates videos of himself ranting for the Worldnetdaily. Both he and WND clearly believe that he’s incredibly smart and clever, not to mention hip (he claims to specialize in reaching the “under 40 demographic”). In reality, he’s a textbook case of virulent ignorance …
Sep 04 2013
Remember that appalling test from a Christian school that circulated a few months ago that was a bunch of young earth creationist nonsense? The school was the Blue Ridge Christian Academy in South Carolina. And it has now shut down due to lack of funding. Hemant has the story.
Aug 29 2013
Last week when lightning struck a zip line attraction at the creation museum, I wrote a post making fun of the fact that we’re always hearing how such incidents are God’s message for something, usually The Gay. So what message was God sending then? Ken Ham scurried over to the Christian Post to express his …
Aug 23 2013
Paul Taylor of Creation Today gives a perfect illustration of creationist “logic” in this video about Tyrannosaurus Rex. He says there is evidence that they ate meat but that evidence is “only circumstantial,” whereas “one thing is for sure” — that it was created to eat only plants. Because the Bible says so, which is …
Aug 10 2013
Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council — which, again, has nothing to do with either families or research — recently sent an email to his followers ranting against public schools, saying, “Leftists don’t want a single American child to escape their thought control.” And he delivers this amusing line:
Aug 08 2013
Scientists recently unveiled an exciting new find, a fossil whale skull found in Virginia, and the Worldnetdaily has an article about it that is so embarrassingly ignorant that they don’t even have a byline for it. Apparently, no one wanted their name attached to it. I can’t blame them.
Aug 08 2013
Accelerated Christian Education, publisher of textbooks that are widely used by homeschoolers and Christian schools, has removed references to the Loch Ness Monster as evidence that dinosaurs are still alive today. Because that totally makes the book more credible.
Aug 06 2013
David Shormann, a fairly obscure Texas creationist, is clutching his pearls over an event held this weekend at the Houston Museum of Natural History called “Answers In Science: What On Earth Do We Know?” That event featured PZ Myers and Aron Ra from FTB. But the fact they’re criticizing creationism, Shormann absurdly declares, means they’re …
Aug 02 2013
Battles over evolution in Texas are so frequent that you could set your watch by them. The Texas State Board of Education will approve new textbooks in November and, as usual, they’ve got a bunch of creationists acting as reviewers of those textbooks.