Young earth creationist con man Ken Ham went on the radio with Kevin Swanson of Generations Radio last week and they had an amusing conversation about a war of the worldviews, with Ham landing on Omaha beach and being just like the warriors of the Bible.
Category Archive: Evolution and Creationism
Dec 12 2012
Dec 09 2012
Neil DeGrasse Tyson narrates a cool video about the question of a purposeful universe, correctly noting the complete lack of not only evidence but any coherent argument in favor of such a thing. I really like the way the video is put together too, with the pictures being drawn in time-lapse photography.
Dec 08 2012
During Jason Thibeault and JT Eberhard’s gameapalooza event, I logged on with them on Skype and we had an amusing conversation. I don’t remember how this came up, but I was recounting the story of the Onyate Man hoax, pulled off by my friends at New Mexicans for Science and Reason in 1999. You can …
Dec 08 2012
Came across this old speech again and it’s worth reposting. It’s a talk by Ken Miller at Case Western Reserve University about intelligent design. It begins with a pointless prayer and it’s very long, but it’s well worth watching. Miller is brilliant and eloquent and, I think, our single most effective voice against creationism in …
Dec 07 2012
State Senator Dennis Kruze of Indiana is bound and determined to find some way, any way, to undermine the teaching of evolution in that state, come hell or high water. After trying and failing to pass a law allowing schools to teach creationism last year, now he’s got a new, more vague, bill:
Dec 05 2012
After Pat Robertson came out recently and said, in response to Marco Rubio’s rhetorical tap dancing on the subject of the age of the earth, that the Bible doesn’t require the earth to be only a few thousand years old, you knew Ken Ham was going to get all pissy about it. Sure enough.
Dec 05 2012
A bunch of people have emailed me and messaged me on Facebook about Pat Robertson saying that the earth is older than 6,000 years, though this is not a new statement by him. He’s said it before. But can we please not have the kinds of distortions found in this article with the headline “Pat …
Dec 03 2012
The Worldnutdaily loves putting up “articles” with these short little video clips from David Rives, a bad creationist evangelist and even worse singer. The latest one is just Rives quoting a famous passage from Darwin and offering his take on it, without a shred of evidence or even an attempt at an argument. Here’s the …
Dec 02 2012
My friends at the National Center for Science Education report that a bill is being drafted in Montana that would “r]equire public schools to teach intelligent design along with evolution.” You might want to ask the Dover school board whether that’s a good idea. It didn’t turn out well for them when they tried that.
Nov 28 2012
I meant to write about this a couple weeks ago and forgot, but PZ’s post reminded me. Like PZ and Aron Ra, I knew Glenn Morton as an ally, and a very important one, in the fight against creationism. I worked with him on a couple different projects over the years. And I, too, am …
Nov 28 2012
In the wake of Sen. Marco Rubio’s politically convenient but highly ignorant answer to a question about the age of the earth, Joseph Farah comes riding in on his hobby horse to defend young earth creationism. What he ends up doing, of course, is showing just how illogical he can be. He has two arguments, …
Nov 28 2012
Deacon Duncan linked to this hilarious post on the Answers in Genesis website, which is an open letter from someone named Bodie Hodge to atheists everywhere. It’s every bit as ridiculous as one would predict it to be, starting with the very first paragraph:
Nov 27 2012
I know it’s a difficult task to decide which young earth creationist argument is the dumbest, but I’ll nominate the argument repeated by Bryan Fischer and his guest from Answers in Genesis this week. The argument: There’s no way we can know the age of the earth, it can only be known by eyewitness testimony …
Nov 26 2012
Bryan Fischer says Sen. Marco Rubio should have just said yes, the earth is only 6000 years old. Because, Fischer claims, the evidence supports that “fact.” And he offers up the usual list of bad arguments from the creationist jokebook to support that absurd claim. Like this one:
Nov 24 2012
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was recently interviewed by GQ magazine and he was asked if he knew how old the earth was. I’m not sure why he was asked that; if you read the interview, it’s kind of an abrupt and out-of-the-blue question. But his answer was predictably nonsensical: