Eric Hovind Just as Inane As His Father

With his father in prison, Eric Hovind has taken over the creationist franchise and is making arguments every bit as idiotic as dear old dad. With flooding in Pensacola, Florida, Eric is claiming that the mere fact that lots of rain washes away sand proves that the Grand Canyon could have been made the same way. Here's a video of him spouting this nonsense: … [Read more...]

NCSE Announces New Friend of Darwin Award Winners

The National Center for Science Education has announced this year's winners of the Friend of Darwin award, given to those "whose efforts to support NCSE and advance its goal of defending the teaching of evolution have been truly outstanding." I was very honored to have received this award myself in 2009 and this year it goes to the attorneys in the Dover case: Vic Walzcak, Eric Rothschild, Steve Harvey and Richard Katskee. Science journalist Faye Flam is also receiving the award. Congratulations … [Read more...]

OK Students Less Knowledgeable About Evolution After Class

I reported recently on the study of Oklahoma science teachers, which found that a sizable percentage of them don't understand evolution well enough to teach it accurately and effectively. Here's the result: Oklahoma students actually know less about evolution after taking a biology class than they were before. … [Read more...]

Cal Thomas’ Inane Views on Evolution

Cal Thomas was one of the founders of the Moral Majority and has been a longtime right-wing columnist in which he routinely spews incredibly stupid beliefs. Appearing on a Christian TV show recently he spewed some serious nonsense about how public schools are "re-education camps" run by "the enemy" and evolution will lead to killing the elderly. … [Read more...]

Ray Comfort Warns of Divine Judgment

Ray Comfort went on the Janet Mefferd show the other day and it's a miracle that that much stupidity in one place didn't create some sort of black hole that sucked the whole solar system into it. He says we're inviting divine judgment because we teach evolution and that makes us have orgies and stuff. … [Read more...]

Far Too Many Science Teachers Don’t Understand Evolution

A new survey of science teachers in Oklahoma confirms what we have long known from many other such surveys, which is that far too many science teachers in our public schools don't understand the concepts they're teaching, especially the theory of evolution. … [Read more...]

Meet the Wingnut Candidate: Aaron Miller

And we have another ignorant right wing candidate for Congress from the state of Minnesota. Aaron Miller is running for the House from Minnesota's first congressional district against incumbent Democrat Rep. Tim Walz and he says he's running in order to spare his daughter the horrors of learning about evolution in public schools. … [Read more...]

Harun Yahya Exposed

The Balkanist has an article about Harun Yahya (real name: Adnan Oktar), a fabulously rich and absolutely bizarre Muslim creationist from Turkey. He's been pumping out young earth creationist bullshit for decades, all while putting on a TV show like this one: … [Read more...]

The Woolly Mammoth, Created on Day Six

You've probably heard by now about the idiotic controversy in South Carolina over a little girl's suggestion that the state name the woolly mammoth the official state fossil. The creationists lost their minds over it and tried to block it, managing to get this bit of educational malpractice into the bill: … [Read more...]

A Creationist Answers Questions

Allen Clifton challenged creationists to answer ten questions to see if they could provide an answer that makes any sense at all. Lo and behold, one of them did try to answer them. The result is exactly what you would expect, nonsensical answers and non-answers. A few examples. … [Read more...]

Comfort vs Tyson: TKO

Ray Comfort took on Neil deGrasse Tyson and the new Cosmos on his show this week. Talk about trying to punch above your weight class. Even for a young earth creationist, his arguments are breathtakingly stupid. And he has absolutely no idea what science is: … [Read more...]

Creationists Want Equal Time on Cosmos

Okay, this is just hilarious to me. Young earth creationists are whining that they're not allowed to make their case on Neil deGrasse Tyson's remake of Cosmos. It's just unfair, you see, that he isn't giving them equal time on his TV show. You know, like preachers always do in churches by letting scientists rebut their sermons every week. … [Read more...]