‘Teach the Controversy,’ Now With 250% More Lawsuits!

A Republican legislator in Florida has proposed a bill that would allow anyone -- parents, teachers or just some random person from anywhere -- sue a school district for teaching actual science in science classrooms. Genius! … [Read more...]

Farah is Blathering About Science and Evolution Again

There are few things more absurd than Worldnetdaily owner Joseph Farah writing about science, a subject he has zero understanding of. So it's hardly a surprise when he declares that a recent find of that may be the oldest organic material on earth is "fake news from 4 billion years ago." … [Read more...]

Christian Scientists Debunk Young Earth Creationist Film

There's a new documentary out called Is Genesis History? that is making the rounds. It's all the usual young earth creationist claptrap, of course. A group of Christian scientists at BioLogos critique the film's rampant distortions of the scientific evidence. … [Read more...]

Climate Deniers Borrow Page from Creationists

Remember that infamous list of scientists who doubt Darwinian evolution put out by the Discovery Institute a decade or so ago, the one that had few on the list with any expertise in evolutionary fields? The climate change deniers are now doing the same thing. … [Read more...]

Betsy DeVos and ‘Critical Thinking’

During her confirmation hearings to be the next secretary of education, Betsy DeVos was asked if she supporting teaching creationism in public schools, something her family has been pushing for decades. Her answer used all the old, dishonest buzzwords and catchphrases. … [Read more...]

Ken Ham Mad at Being Tied to Wrong Idiotic Theory

The Washington Post had an article about Ken Ham and his Ark Encounter, the first theme park ever devoted to a mass genocide event, and they said that he believes the (non-existent) flood killed off the dinosaurs. And he's mad because he believes something equally stupid: … [Read more...]

Kent Hovind Fan Sends Me an Email

I got an email on Monday from a guy named Jordan Gray, who is apparently a fan of Kent Hovind. It's in response -- or at least he thinks it is -- to a blog post I wrote more than 11 years ago. That post was a response to a comment left by another Hovind fan. Both that comment and the email are as dumb as you might expect. … [Read more...]

SCOTUS Denies Cert in Absurd Anti-Evolution Lawsuit

The Supreme Court this week decided not to hear an appeal of an absolutely ridiculous lawsuit out of Kansas that claimed that the teaching of evolution is an establishment of the religion of atheism. Both the district and appeals court rejected that suit, so it's now over. … [Read more...]

Irish Pol Rejects Climate Change Because of Noah’s Ark

Turns out America isn't the only country with ignorant creationists in public office. An Irish legislator named Danny Healy-Rae says that global warming has to be wrong because Noah's Ark proves that only God controls the weather. … [Read more...]

WND: Evidence of Flood is Proof of Noah!

The Worldnetdaily uses the standard Young Earth Creationist tactic of claiming that evidence of any flood anywhere is evidence of one huge flood that buried the entire planet. It's a monumentally stupid argument, of course, which is why it's being published by WND. … [Read more...]

Josh Rosenau Hits Nail on Head on the Ark Park

My friend Josh Rosenau of the National Center for Science Education has an essay in New Scientist about Ken Ham's new Noah's Ark theme park. He points out that public schools that take kids on field trips there will be rather obviously violating the law: … [Read more...]

Wingnut: Dallas Shooting a False Flag. Or Caused by Evolution.

David Whitney, a dominionist minister who teaches a fake version of American history for the Christian Reconstructionist Institute on the Constitution, says that the shooting of police officers in Dallas was a false flag operation. Or they were caused by evolution, take your pick. … [Read more...]