They Found Noah’s Ark! Yes, Again. (Not Really)

Right-wing rag the Conservative Post wants their readers to know that Noah's Ark has been found! No, really. I know you've heard this 50 times before and it's always nonsense, but this time it's for real. Except, of course, it isn't. The site they're pushing is the Durupinar site, a perfectly natural formation vaguely shaped like a boat, that was long pushed by fake archaeologist and professional con man Ron Wyatt. … [Read more...]

Even More Carson Ignorance About Evolution

So I looked up the full interview that Ben Carson did with the Adventist Review a few years ago and found even more creationist ignorance in it. Carson repeats pretty much every debunked argument the creationists have used for decades -- no intermediate fossils, fine tuning, even the second law of thermodynamics. That last one is pretty much a sure sign that you're dealing with someone who knows nothing at all about the subject. … [Read more...]

More Ignorant Blather from Ben Carson About Evolution

Now that Ben Carson is a serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination, reporters are digging in to some of his past writings and speeches and finding some really terrible stuff, especially when it comes to science and evolution. There are a lot of doctors who are creationists (insert your own "because they think they're God" joke here), but his level of thinking on the subject is really, really ignorant and unreasoned. … [Read more...]

Holy Jesus, Ben Carson on Evolution

Someone dug up a video of Ben Carson addressing a conference called Celebration of Creation, put on by the Adventist News Network, and the claims and arguments he made were so bad that they really should be deeply embarrassing to him. I mean, this is the kind of stuff you'd expect from a teenager regurgitating Josh McDowell books, it's so bad. Daniel W. VanArsdale transcribes some of it. Prepare to laugh. … [Read more...]

Ridiculous Creationist Lawsuit Dismissed

Earlier this year, a crackpot in West Virginia filed a federal lawsuit against the Jefferson County Board of Education, the state government and the federal government, claiming that the teaching of evolution in that school system was harming his daughter's ability to get into college. Oh, and that he can prove mathematically that evolution is a religion, not a science. The judge, shockingly, dismissed the case. … [Read more...]

Carson Totally Clueless About Evolution

Ben Carson is a brilliant man. You don't become one of the world's leading neurosurgeons being dumb. But like a lot of brilliant people who specialize in one thing, when they talk about something other than that specialty they can sound really stupid. Which explains why, when he talks about evolution, he sounds like your average high school creationist regurgitating nonsense from Answers in Genesis. … [Read more...]

Matthew Hagee is a Bit of an Idiot

Matthew Hagee, or Hagee the Lesser (his father, the vile John Hagee, is Hagee the Greater), preached a sermon at his daddy's church in which he blamed evolution for abortion and 55 million "dead babies." While I'm sure the congregation cheered him on, he only put his own stupidity and ignorance on display. … [Read more...]

Ken Ham Makes SETI Comments Even Worse

If you thought Ken Ham's previous statement about how we shouldn't look for life elsewhere in the universe because Jesus couldn't save them were dumb, he just made them even dumber in an interview with Ray Comfort. Not only should we defund SETI, he says we should use that money to build creation museums. … [Read more...]

SC Education Committee Votes to Weaken Evolution

Remember Mike Fair, the South Carolina state senator who tried to prevent the mammoth from being named the state fossil unless it had Biblical language in the proclamation? Well he's back and still trying anything he can to undermine the validity of evolution as taught in schools. … [Read more...]

Ken Ham’s Idiotic Bleatings About SETI

It seems that there is nothing that Ken Ham's cartoonishly simplistic ideas about what his enemies believe can't explain. Charles Darwin has invaded everything, according to Ham, even forcing us to look for evidence of extra-terrestrial life. … [Read more...]

MN Republican Candidate A Young Earther

Remember Bob Frey, Michele Bachmann's buddy who is running for Congress from Minnesota and thinks that AIDS is caused by an enzyme in sperm? I'm sure you'll be shocked to find out that he's also a young earth creationist who thinks humans and dinosaurs lived together and that this should be taught in schools. … [Read more...]

WTF, Atlanta Public Schools?

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has a disturbing article about a science teacher at Grady High School in Atlanta using that infamous "creationism vs evolution" cartoon from the Institute for Creation Research museum, the one that ascribes evolution to Satan, during a classroom lecture. This one: … [Read more...]