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Americans Prefer Fantasy To Scientific Literacy

by @ Monday, August 9th, 2010. Filed under Evolution vs. ID, Religion, Science

This is just depressing: When presented with the statement “human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals,” just 45 percent of respondents indicated “true.” Compare this figure with the affirmative percentages in Japan (78), Europe (70), China (69) and South Korea (64). Only 33 percent of Americans agreed that “the […]

Your Mom’s A Neanderthal

by @ Friday, May 7th, 2010. Filed under Evolution vs. ID, Science

Or, maybe your Dad: With the help of a pinch of fossil bone dust, scientists have discovered that modern human beings interbred with Neanderthals tens of thousands of years ago, and that 1 to 4 percent of the genes carried by non-African people are traceable to the much-caricatured, beetle-browed cavemen. The Neanderthal project, which took […]

“Noah’s Ark” Supposedly Found, Creationists Discover Carbon Dating

by @ Wednesday, April 28th, 2010. Filed under Evolution vs. ID, Religion, Science

Fox News and Drudge are all over yet another report of the supposed discovery of Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat in Turkey: A group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers say wooden remains they have discovered on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey are the remains of Noah’s Ark. (…) Yeung Wing-Cheung, from the Noah’s Ark […]

Evangelical Scholar Fired From Seminary After Acknowledging Evolution

by @ Sunday, April 11th, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Education, Evolution vs. ID, Science

A scholar at the Reformed Theological Seminary was forced out of the school after making a statement accepting the scientific basis for evolution: When it comes to incriminating videos these days, the one of Bruce K. Waltke might seem pretty tame. It shows the noted evangelical scholar of the Old Testament talking about scholarship, faith […]

Debunking The “Evolution Is Just A Theory” Argument

by @ Monday, November 16th, 2009. Filed under Evolution vs. ID, Science

It’s fairly standard to hear creationists say that evolution is “just a theory” as part of an effort to discredit it, but that entire argument involves ignoring the very concept of what a scientific theory really is: How many times does this have to be explained? A scientific theory is not “just a theory”; ‘A […]

As It Turns Out, Yes, Sarah Palin Is A Creationist

by @ Sunday, November 15th, 2009. Filed under Evolution vs. ID, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Religion, Sarah Palin, Science

It’s right there in her book: Elsewhere in this volume, she talks about creationism, saying she “didn’t believe in the theory that human beings — thinking, loving beings — originated from fish that sprouted legs and crawled out of the sea” or from “monkeys who eventually swung down from the trees.” In everything that happens […]

Evolution Explained In Two (Or, For The Dense People Four) Minutes

by @ Thursday, November 12th, 2009. Filed under Evolution vs. ID, Science

Or, if you spent too much time watching Pat Robertson and need two more minutes:

Creationism: It’s Not Just For Christians Anymore

by @ Sunday, November 1st, 2009. Filed under Evolution vs. ID, Islam, Religion, Science

Islam, it seems, has a Darwin problem: Americans familiar with the long and bitter battle over the teaching of evolution in our schools likely have a set of images of what creationism looks like: from the Scopes trial, and its dramatization in “Inherit the Wind,” to more recent battles over textbooks on school boards in […]

A Creationist Litmus Test For Republican Nominees In 2012 ?

Secular Right looks at the evidence: In any case, I’m on the record as saying that predictions for 2012 are very premature. But, it looks like 3 of the front-runners for the G.O.P. nomination are rather frank Creationists (Palin, Huckabee and Pawlenty). I’m skeptical about any of these as likely candidates (i.e., if you had […]

Richard Dawkins Takes On Bill O’Reilly

by @ Saturday, October 10th, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, Evolution vs. ID, Religion, Science

Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins was on The O’Reilly Factor this week talking about his new book The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution:

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