Ken Ham exploits Nepal earthquake to push young earth creationism

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Ken Ham has reached an all new pathetic low.In a new blog post posted stating that he is saddened by the earthquake in Nepal he jumps straight to a story from the New York Times that reads, “Ancient Collision Made Nepal Earthquake Inevitable,” the author continues, “More than 25 million years ago, India, once a separate island on a quickly sliding piece of the Earth’s crust, crashed into Asia. The two land masses are still colliding, pushed together at a speed of 1.5 to 2 inches a year. The f … [Read more...]

Ken Ham promotes his fabricated visitor report for the Ark Encounter and believes the state is trying to silence Christianity

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In a new post by Ken Ham on Answers in Genesis titled, The Real Reason We’re Building the Life-Size Noah’s Ark in which he masterfully misunderstands everything about the Ark Encounter tax incentive loss; again.But not before first falsely reporting that the Ark Encounter attendance record in the first year of opperation would be 1.4 million people. "In fact, the very latest study by America’s Research Group (a renowned organization) has increased its estimated minimum attendance for the fir … [Read more...]

Louisiana is using taxpayer money to teach creationism in the classroom


Thanks to Republican led education reform throughout many southern states, creationism is finding its way into countless public schools and even private schools that have been granted access to taxpayer funds via school voucher programs. States like Texas have a long history of editing textbooks to raise questions about the validity of evolution and have attempted to broker many back-alley deals and applying pressure to publishers in order solidify such changes. A new map constructed by Chris K … [Read more...]

Neil deGrasse Tyson slams climate changing politicians, says they are the ‘end of informed democracy’


In an interview with Think Progress ahead of Monday's television premier of StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson slammed politicians and the media who allow them to voice their ignorance and said we are experiencing the “the beginning of the end of an informed democracy.” “If you want to lean in a political way because that’s your politics, you should do that based on an objective truth rather than cherry-picking science before you even land at an objective truth,” Tyson said. “You can’t just cherry-pi … [Read more...]

Scientists observe female chimps making spears


According to a new study published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, new evidence suggests for "tool-assisted hunting exhibited by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in a savannah habitat at Fongoli, Sénégal."Anthropologists have long been interested in the hunting techniques of chimps and other meat eating primates given the history of hunting in early human evolution.Researchers observed female chimps fashion spears out of live tree branches, removing the leaves and s … [Read more...]

Bill Maher: ‘I’ve never argued that vaccines don’t work. I just don’t think you need them.’


Among the circles I run in, it is often a very unpopular opinion that I dislike Bill Maher. I just don't find him that funny for a list of reasons. While I can agree with him on many issues related to liberalism or religion, overall he just doesn't do it for me.I am often called out though because I refer to Maher as being an anti-vaxxer and many people claim he is not, he just thinks we should question "big pharma" and he seems to buy into vaccine related myths.Well, we can now put it … [Read more...]

Gods and Donuts


Once upon a time in a not so far away place, there lived a Christian. Over the years of her life, this Christian spoke to many people, read many books, and had many thoughts about the nature of God. Upon much reflection, this Christian changed her mind and became an atheist.Sound familiar?Many atheists come by their lack of belief in similar fashion and were once theists of some sort. When I was a theist, nobody could convince me that there wasn’t a god.The more someone pressed me, the m … [Read more...]

Could the recent handling of controversies spell the end of Food Babe? Let’s hope so


Vani Hari, better know as The Food Babe is a fraud.Plain and simple, the work she does is dishonest, not based in science, profit driven and downright dangerous. (Like suggesting that people should not use sunscreen!)Armed with nothing more than a degree in computer science, Hari acts as a biologist, nutritionist, toxicologist and medical doctor all while holding zero degrees or training in any of them.In 2011 she sent out a tweet claiming the flu shot was used as tool for … [Read more...]

Von Daniken’s Delusion: Yahweh the Space Alien

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Finally, Von Daniken enters a world I’m quite familiar with. In his chapter Was God An Astronaut? he primarily focuses on the bible, particularly the book of Genesis. As his past chapters have gone, it’s to no surprise that he takes a very hard, literal understanding of the text in order to develop his arguments. In other cases, he’s just flat-out wrong.He begins the chapter by saying:“Genesis, for example, begins with the creation of the earth, which is reported with absolute geolo … [Read more...]

The Ark Encounter is hiring again and still discriminating against applicants

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Some lessons are never learned.After losing $18,000,000 in tax rebates because of discriminatory hiring practices (and then deleting the said job opening which led to the loss) the Ark Encounter is once again hiring a CAD designer.And once again, they are requiring that you sign:Salvation testimony Creation belief statement Confirmation of your agreement with the AiG Statement of FaithThey don't know when to quit. Sure, the tax incentive has come and gone (though they are … [Read more...]