Darwin Day Response to Creationist Chick Tract

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

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

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?

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?

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

Human Memory: Vivid Doesn’t Mean Accurate

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…]

How Science Works (and How Christianity Thinks it Wins)

Creationists like to point to discarded ideas that science has left behind—geocentrism, Piltdown Man, ether, the steady-state universe. What they don’t seem to realize is that science’s ability to change in the face of new facts is a strength, not a weakness. [Read more…]

How Do We Know the Moon ISN’T Made of Green Cheese?

We all know that the moon isn’t made of green cheese. But is this knowledge justified? And what can this process tell us about more provocative claims such as “Jesus rose from the dead”? [Read more…]

Bungling the Facts Behind Evolution

An apologetic for politicians who attack science falls short. [Read more…]

Why Pretend That There Is a Soul?

Research from neuroscience and physics show that there is no good reason to imagine that souls actually exist. We’ll start with the guy in the photo. A blasting accident shot an iron rod through his head, but he survived to give science early evidence of the mind/brain connection. [Read more…]