Extra Bonus Daily Hilarity: High Stakes Intelligent Designing

A terrific video about the irrationality of our “design” as counter-proof that the functions we evolved evidence a perfect “designer.”  The video comes via Friendly Atheist: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

A Creation Petting Zoo?

Keeping up with the amusement church theme found on the rest of the grounds, Profit Prophet Ham has a lovely little petting zoo, perhaps one of the two interactive exhibits available to catch the attention of children. [Read more...]

Introducing Robert B

On August 7, 2009, PZ Myers and the Secular Student Alliance led a field trip of a few hundred atheists and other secularists through Ken Ham’s infamous Creation Museum, a “museum” dedicated to promulgating the idea that a certain reading of the Bible should guide scientific investigation and understanding. Past Camels With Hammers coverage of [Read More...]

The Responsibility Of Religious Leaders For The Ignorance Of Religious Laypeople

A teaser excerpt from Richard Dawkins’s upcoming defense of evolution is up online. His boldest claim—evolution deniers are as bad as Holocaust deniers. This book is necessary. I shall be using the name “historydeniers” for those people who deny evolution: who believe the world’s age is measured in thousands of years rather than thousands of [Read More...]

Is Old Earth Geology A Godless Plot To Hate God Perpetuated By Godless God Haters?

PZ Myers has a fascinating post on the history of geology which traces the first discoveries of evidence for an old earth by regular old tyme religious people during centuries wherein challenging belief in God was very few people’s top priority.  The advent of Darwinism did not set in motion a conspiracy of atheists who [Read More...]

On The Meaning Of Meaning

In reply to some remarks I made about the recognition of genuine meaning without reference to religion, George replied with this challenge: Dan, Now you have got me thinking…. I’m not entirely clear about your point of meaning in everyday events. My logic tells me that a completely statistically probable event happens and I impart [Read More...]

When Should A Scientist’s Faith Disqualify Him From Scientific Institutional Authority?

In reply to this post addressing previous objections that Wandering Internet Commentator made to me, WIC returns volley (sentences in italics are quotes he has taken from my previous post to him): I anticipated creationists figuring in your reply. The problem is, though, I’m not really sure they’re the best example of religion ‘polluting’ the [Read More...]

Digital Intelligent Design?

In reply to this new video arguing for Intelligent Design: Mark Chu-Carroll writes: They claim that DNA is “digital information”. What does that mean?Three possible definitions of digital information: Information consisting of a collection of numbers. Information encoded in any discrete form which can be represented by a sequence of symbols. Information which can be [Read More...]

A Christian In Atheist Shoes

Via Prometheus Unbound comes a post from a Christian who attended the Creation “Museum” as part of the Atheist tour group. He was appalled by how they were treated by other Christians: There were hateful glances, exaggerated perceptions, waxing surveillance by security, and anxious but strong ‘amens’ accompanying a lecture on “The Ultimate Proof of [Read More...]


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