The Christian Post reports that creationists are upset because the Texas Education Association approved a textbook that contains facts that they wish didn’t exist. Despite their criticisms of the textbook, the TEA determined that there were no factual errors in the book.
Category Archive: Evolution and Creationism
Dec 20 2013
Kent Hovind may get an early release from prison if a bill in the Senate passes. The bill would allow for earlier release for non-violent offenders who exhibit good behavior in prison, which I’m all for. In fact, I think a lot fewer of them should be sent to prison in the first place.
Dec 18 2013
I’m sure it will come as no surprise to hear that all of the men running for the Republican nomination to be the next governor of Texas agree that creationism should be taught in public schools. Asked that question during a debate, they all agreed on that position.
Dec 13 2013
Over the last 25 years I have encountered some astonishingly stupid arguments for creationism but this one may take the cake. It’s from a woman named Margaret Hunter and it purports to prove mathematically that the Genesis account is true. You might not want to drink anything while you read this or you might ruin …
Dec 10 2013
With science having conclusively proved that we did not evolve from a single original pair of humans (much less in some non-existent garden of Eden), some scientifically-literate Christians are struggling to reconcile that with the Bible’s concept of original sin. Loren Haarsma says Christians should accept “multiple theories of original sin.”
Nov 27 2013
25 years ago, Dr. Richard Lenski of Michigan State University began an ingenious experiment on E. coli bacteria that is still going and giving us a much deeper understanding of how evolution operates. Ars Technica has an article on the latest published findings, but let me first explain how the experiment was set up.
Nov 22 2013
My dear friend Genie Scott is retiring as the executive director of the National Center for Science Education and the NCSE board named Ann Reid, who looks like she could be Genie’s sister, as her replacement. So the Discovery Institute’s David Klinghoffer put up a snarky post on their blog calling the NCSE a “leading …
Nov 21 2013
The Ohio Supreme Court upheld the firing of John Freshwater by a 4-3 vote that avoided all of the important constitutional questions in the case and ruled strictly on the basis of Freshwater’s insubordination after being ordered to remove religious material from his classroom.
Nov 19 2013
With all the attention paid to Ken Ham’s creation museum over the last few years, it’s easy to forget about the Institute for Creation Research’s museum in Southern California. And the local museum council apparently wants to forget about them, since they denied them membership in their organization:
Nov 15 2013
You’ve heard Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron’s brilliant argumentum ad banana. And perhaps even Chuck Missler’s equally brilliant argument ad peanut butterum. Now I give you Institute for Creation Research president John Morris’ argument from thorns.
Nov 09 2013
Here’s another video of Rafael Cruz, wingnut father of Sen. Ted Cruz and his primary political surrogate, saying really stupid things about evolution. In this one, he pulls out an argument that I’m sure he thinks is the silver bullet that destroys evolution: Mutations are bad.
Nov 07 2013
Ted Cruz’ father Rafael is finding more and more of his frequent idiotic statements being noticed and publicized. Here he is at a men’s prayer breakfast in Texas in June declaring that evolution is unscientific and is communist propaganda. Because that’s totally reasonable.
Nov 05 2013
Joseph Farah is warning his fellow Christians to “be prepared.” For what? For the coming tribulations, which he thinks they should prepare themselves for rather than sitting around waiting to be raptured. And he’s pointing to the Biblical example of Noah to teach the lesson:
Nov 03 2013
It’s been 8 years since the Dover trial took place, resulting in an overwhelming victory for science over creationist scheming, and now the Foundation for Thought and Ethics, which published the textbook Of Pandas and People at the center of that case, are trying to “set the record straight” and tell the “untold story” — …
Oct 27 2013
I came across this Youtube video of Ken Miller giving a talk about Intelligent Design and the Dover trial. I had given a talk myself about that trial around the same time, but his is, of course, much better than mine. It’s about an hour long but very much worth watching. Prof. Miller is brilliant …