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…]

Evolution is Crazy, Says Man Who Thinks the Earth Was Created 6000 Years Ago, All the Animals Were Saved on a Boat Built by a 600-yo Noah, and our Loving Creator Drowned Everyone

Much could be said of the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate, but I’ll focus on the low points of Ken Ham’s Creationist message. [Read more…]

Frank Turek’s Criminally Bad C.R.I.M.E.S. Argument: Information

Apologist Frank Turek argues that information in DNA is evidence of God, but he picks the worst possible animal as an example. [Read more…]

Frank Turek’s C.R.I.M.E.S. Argument for Theism is Criminal

Frank Turek summarized his main arguments in favor of Christianity in a recent debate. Let’s examine them one by one. (Spoiler alert: I wasn’t impressed.) [Read more…]

Bungling the Facts Behind Evolution

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

Reject the Scientific Consensus? How Do You Justify THAT?

Is a scientific consensus inconvenient? Then just handwave a reason to reject it! Though this is a popular response to unwanted scientific conclusions, it is intellectually indefensible. [Read more…]

Tips for Dealing with Creationists

Creationists say the craziest things. I’ll save for later a critique of the actual errors in their arguments against evolution. Let’s look instead at some of the higher-level errors they make. Consider this a dose of Creationist vaccine. [Read more…]

Nazi Soldiers Indoctrinated with Darwin? Yeah, Right.

Why were the Nazis so disagreeable? Because they were force-fed evolution, of course! (Or maybe not.) [Read more…]

Who Cares About Darwin?

Charles Darwin was a giant force within biology, but I don’t care what he wrote. Creationists, by contrast, do. They seem to imagine that, if they can quote him out of context, they can cast doubt on the validity of evolution. (Wow—where do you begin?) [Read more…]

Word of the Day: Argument from Authority (and How Consensus Fits In)

The claim “That’s an Argument from Authority Fallacy!” is common. But when is it actually a fallacy? And when can the Argument from Authority be valid? [Read more…]


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