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Category Archive: Creationism

Mar 31 2014

Cosmos upstaged!

Last night on Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson explained how we know the universe is immensely old, and even took a sharp poke at that nonsensical idea that the earth is only about 6,000 years old. I figured there’d be some indignant squawking on the internet this morning, but no…the creationists are all quiet about it. …

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Mar 29 2014

Deep thinkers, they aren’t

In case you missed it yesterday, we had a visit from Eric Hovind and his small troop of Junior Woodchucks. They first visited this edition of Thunderdome, babbling incoherently, and then when I opened a new Thunderdome thread, many of them seem to have gotten lost and confused, although I also think they were losing …

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Mar 24 2014

If a creationist take a dump in a science journal, and the science journal later flushes it away, does it still stink?

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Yes, it surely does. It reeks. I completely missed this article — no surprise, it seems everyone did — titled “Fossils Evidences (Paleontology) Opposite to Darwin’s Theory,” by Md. Abdul Ahad and Charles D. Michener, in the Journal of Biology and Life Science, and now you can’t read it because the journal retracted it and …

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Mar 22 2014

Ham…hates… sharks?

Ken Ham visited an aquarium and was dismayed at the sinfulness on display there. Visited the Sydney Aquarium (Australia) today – was surprised and saddened at how it’s changed with an incredible emphasis on sharks almost all the way through – it almost seemed like a worship center for sharks and the environment and as …

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Mar 19 2014

If you won’t pay people what they’re worth, you’ll get people worth what you pay

Here’s another twist on the problematic trend to hire more temporary/part-time/adjunct faculty at universities. It’s a disgraceful abuse of skilled academics and good teachers — would you believe that some schools hire adjuncts to teach four courses a semester (a brutal load, let me tell you) and pay them $16,000 per year? Who would be …

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Mar 18 2014

Wanna watch another evolution debate?

Gary Hurd and Robert Richert are taking on ditzy creationists John Baumgardner and David Lehman tonight at 7pm Pacific time via the Backyard Skeptics on streaming video. The question is, “Does the Fossil Evidence Proof Evolution is True?” They’ll be taking questions by way of text messages sent to 714-394-6153.

Mar 17 2014

A Discovery Institute hack watches Cosmos

I told you that the Discovery Institute really hates Cosmos. On Sunday night, Jay Richards, Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, Ph.D. in philosophy and theology, former instructor in apologetics at Biola, Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute, watched the show and occasionally curled his lip in disdain on Twitter. It was very amusing, and …

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Mar 17 2014

Ho hum Hovind

Kent Hovind sent me more of his antic raving email, but I’m bored now. You can read it below the fold if you really must.

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Mar 13 2014

Hovind replies

Well, this isn’t going to happen. He rejects my insistence on equal profit sharing — you know, there would be TWO of us in this debate — blows right past my demand that the topic be strongly and narrowly focused, and babbles away with his usual demented hamster routine…which is a foreshadowing of what any …

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Mar 13 2014

I didn’t come from no monkey, updated

Throughout evolution, the gain (+) in the number of copies of some genes and the loss (–) of others have contributed to human- chimp differences.

I was looking over the Discovery Institute’s Evolution News and Views site, prior to forgetting about it. I mentioned that I am forced to revamp my email handling and was going to be blocking a lot of noise from my work address, and as I was reviewing what domains I needed to allow through, I …

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