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Making Sense of “Survival of the Fittest”

Survival of the Fittest

Creationists seem determined to misunderstand Darwin. Let’s straighten out one term, “survival of the fittest.” [Read more...]

Infinity—Nothing to Trifle With (2 of 2)

INFINITY

Some casually apologists toss around the idea of infinity. If they understood some of the complexities, perhaps they wouldn’t be so comfortable. (Concluded) [Read more...]

Infinity—Nothing to Trifle With

Snowflake curve

Some casually apologists toss around the idea of infinity. If they understood some of the complexities, perhaps they wouldn’t be so comfortable. [Read more...]

Sean Carroll Slaps Down Fine Tuning Argument

Christianity Fine Tuning

Physicist Sean Carroll gives five responses to the apologist’s argument that the universe was finely tuned. He includes a provocative list of features of reality predicted by theism and naturalism to see which explains reality better. [Read more...]

Darwin Day Response to Creationist Chick Tract

Darwin Day Creationism

Happy birthday Charles Darwin! Let’s fillet a gospel tract that imagines that evolution is flawed. [Read more...]

Forget the Cambrian Explosion—Here’s a SERIOUS Biodiversity Event

Pikaia

Stephen Meyer of the Discovery Institute recently launched a book about Charles Darwin and the rapid development of phyla during the Cambrian explosion. Yes, the Cambrian explosion was remarkable, but it’s not the anomaly that Intelligent Design advocates want to believe. [Read more...]

It’s Funny Until Someone Gets Hurt, then it’s Hilarious

Yes, dinosaurs and people lived together (in Ken Ham's imaginary world)

There is a bit of malicious joy in sitting at the sidelines watching nutty Christian extremists make their nutty anti-science statements. Turns out that there’s a lot more harm to the Christian community than simply making fools of themselves. [Read more...]

F-ing Magnets—How do THEY Work?

Juggalo (that is, a fan of the hip hop band Insane Clown Posse)

This meme comes from a song that celebrates wonder at the universe but also celebrates ignorance. Christians sometimes wallow in a similar ignorance when it suits them. Magnets are actually quite well understood, as is much of the rest of reality. We can thank science, not religion. [Read more...]

Awe: Which Has More, Science or Christianity?

Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam”

Do we see more awe in reality through the lens of science or Christianity? [Read more...]

Human Memory: Vivid Doesn’t Mean Accurate

Our tenuous hold on the past

Don’t you remember where you were on 9/11? Apologists argue that the remarkable nature of the gospel story meant that it was recorded correctly. But an example shows the dramatic difference between a vivid memory and an accurate one. [Read more...]


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