Or the new Texas, I suppose. Kentucky is currently writing new science standards for public schools and, predictably, the wingnuts are out in force to attack the teaching of evolution and push for the inclusion of creationism. They’re trotting out all the usual hysteria:
Category Archive: Evolution and Creationism
Jul 31 2013
Jul 26 2013
I’m sure we’ve all seen more than our fair share of egregiously dumb anti-evolution arguments. I mean, it’s hard to top Ray Comfort’s banana for sheer stupidity. But the opening sentence of this column by Jerry Newcombe is at least in the running:
Jul 26 2013
Don McLeroy, the ignorant zealot from the Texas State Board of Education, is shown here in this clip from The Revisionaries teaching a Sunday school class about Noah’s Ark. I just shake me head at the idea that any adult could possibly believe this story is true.
Jul 23 2013
Public rejection of evolution and acceptance of creationism is not quite as much of a problem in Australia as it is in the United States, where nearly 50% of Americans say that humans were created by God directly in the last 10,000 years. But this result in a recent poll has me baffled:
Jul 19 2013
Rep. Louis Gohmert gave a talk recently at a Tea Party rally, telling them that Obama is engaged in a war against Christianity. But most amusingly, he tried to talk about evolution and homosexuality and babbled like the idiot that he is, saying “for someone who believes in evolution, who believe that throughout the history …
Jul 17 2013
Donna D’Errico, one of the lesser actresses on Baywatch, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary about a trip to Mt. Ararat she wants to take in the hope that she will find Noah’s Ark and, perhaps, her virtually non-existent acting career there.
Jul 09 2013
This may come as a shock to my readers. In this post, I’m going to agree with the Discovery Institute and disagree with the Freedom From Religion Foundation. I somehow missed the controversy going on at Ball State University over a pro-ID course being taught, hearing about it only from a Worldnutdaily article.
Jul 09 2013
The website for the Creation Science Hall of Fame is really quite funny. In one recent article, for instance, they pinpoint the exact date for the (entirely fictitious) global flood from which Noah escaped on a boat filled with animals. And you’re going to love the, uh, “reasoning.”
Jul 08 2013
Did you know there is a Creation Science Hall of Fame? Somehow, I did not. It’s not a brick and mortar place apparently, though they plan on building on in Northern Kentucky between AIG’s creation museum and the proposed Noah’s ark theme park.
Jul 05 2013
You’ll be happy to hear that Kent Hovind hasn’t just been wasting his time in federal prison on tax fraud charges, he’s been improving himself. In fact, he just earned a second “PhD” from Patriot “University” and he’s now selling his “dissertation” as a book. Or you can read it for free here.
Jun 10 2013
Zack Kopplin went on the Michael Medved radio show along with Casey Luskin of the Discovery Institute to talk about creationism in schools, particularly in Louisiana. This was in the context of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal saying recently that the Louisiana Science Education Act allows the teaching of creationism in public schools and he’s fine …
Jun 09 2013
I think the Discovery Institute had better get ahold of Bryan Fischer and have him write a chapter for one of their “intelligent design” textbooks. The noted physicist told his listeners that we finally know now what holds the nucleus of atoms together: Jesus.
Jun 09 2013
Given his penchant for crazy, stupid and bigoted views, I’m sure it will come as no shock to my readers to find out that E.W. Jackson, the “bishop” who managed to win the Republican nomination for lt. government of Virginia, is also against evolution. And he offers powerful arguments like this:
Jun 07 2013
The proposed Noah’s Ark theme park in Kentucky is nowhere near the amount of money needed to actually start the project, but they’re working hard on planning and design. Reuters amusingly reports that their goal is to show just how plausible the Biblical flood story is.
May 29 2013
Yet another local public school board is flirting with the idea of teaching creationism and costing the district large amounts of money while they lose an inevitable lawsuit. The Springboro school board is considering a bill that would create a long list of “controversial topics” and require that the schools teach contrary viewpoints on them, …