Defending The Apparent Truth Of Evolution’s Mindlessness

Last Christmas Eve, I argued that the belief that God “guided evolution” was not a rationally respectable way to reconcile science with faith but rather it was essentially an effective denial of the theory of natural selection, in its scientifically explanatory sense. Part of the revolutionary character of the discovery of evolution by natural selection [Read More...]

Kansas vs. Darwin

From today through March 12, you can screen Kansas vs. Darwin. Description of the film: Even before they took place, the 2005 Kansas school board hearings on evolution were recognized as a pivotal battle in America’s ongoing war over teaching evolution in the public schools. Organized by believers in Intelligent Design and convened by creationists, [Read More...]

Rebutting “Irreducible Complexity” Claims

A couple of months ago I profiled a spectacular video in which Qualia Soup succinctly, clearly, and precisely debunked the creationist argument that within organisms there are designs which are so irreducibly complex that they could not have evolved but must have been intelligently designed. In reply to that video came criticisms from creationists and [Read More...]

“Evolution Is A Blind Watchmaker”

A simulation addressing Paley’s watch argument by demonstrating that if the components watches are made of had the same basic properties that the components of organic beings have, then they could have evolved just as well: Thanks to Eric for the find. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Story of the Scopes Monkey Trial, Narrated By Edward R. Murrow (And Footage Of Inherit The Wind)

Beautiful speeches from Inherit the Wind are here and here. I’m pretty sure this film would be too controversial to shoot and release to mainstream audiences with this script in America today. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Darwin’s Birthdaily Hilarity: People Are Not Animals! (and evolution never happened)

Edward Current makes the case: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Darwin’s Birthdaily Hilarity: Creationism

DarkMatter2525 sums up creationism: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

How Belief In “Theistic Evolution” Is Nearly As Much A Denial Of Science As Creationism

The following is a repost from December 24, 2010: One often hears the refrain that it’s possible to believe in both God and evolution. ¬†And it is in fact true, both psychologically and, more importantly, logically, that one may both believe in God and in evolution. Psychologically we have ample evidence that plenty of people [Read More...]

Just How Much Control Over Their Children’s Thought Are Parents Entitled To?

In reply to yesterday’s open philosophical question whether a Swedish law banning any school, even private ones, from indoctrinating students by teaching their religious tenets as truths (with the ulterior motive of undermining Islamic schools’ abilities to radicalize their students), Mary Young makes a rigorous and eloquent case against such bans well worth highlighting (and [Read More...]


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