A Young-Earth Creationist History of Dinosaurs

This came to my attention via Facebook. It seems to be intended to be taken completely seriously. I wonder whether they accept the stories of giant gold-mining ants in India, too. Note as well that the creator of this was presumably Protestant (most YECs are) and yet they are happy to treat the apocrypha as [Read More...]

Debate Movie Debate Avoidance

The above YouTube video is for an upcoming Christian movie (HT PZ Myers). It was shared by Answers in Genesis on YouTube, who will not allow ratings or comments. It is a movie about a parent challenging a biology professor to a debate about evolution, which really ought to end badly for the parent if [Read More...]

The Second YEC Law of Thermodynamics

I remember falling for the claim that evolution was incompatible with the Second Law of Thermodynamics when I was a teenager. I apparently lacked the ability to realize that the world’s scientists were not so incompetent as to miss something so basic, nor did I consider that the fact that mainstream scientists were engaging in [Read More...]

God of the Narrowing Gaps

From Ape, Not Monkey. HT Jerry Coyne   [Read more...]

Why Is This Funny Again?

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Insecure Earth

Via Mike Matola on Twitter   [Read more...]

Selective Rejection of Evidence

Young-earth creationists say that housecats, tigers, and all felines descended from one pair of cat “kind” after the flood, positing ultra-fast evolution in order to do so. They also say that humans could not have descended from a common ancestor with chimpanzees and other primates even over millions of years. The hypocrisy is astounding, as [Read More...]

Just the Right Amount of Literalism?

The quote comes from Melody McConnell on Facebook, when sharing a link to this article by Karl Giberson. I didn’t include her name in the image because I was concerned that it might be misunderstood either that the words in the quotation marks were her view, or that she was actually quoting rather than parodying [Read More...]

Ken Ham Explains Stonehenge

HT Jeff Carter   [Read more...]

Teach the Doublethink Controversy

On my post about the Orwellian character of young-earth creationism, a commenter pointed out that a popular t-shirt series which deals with young-earth creationism also has one for doublethink:     [Read more...]

Big Brother’s Young-Earth Creationism

I’ve been working my way through George Orwell’s 1984 again with my students. Not long ago, when a pastor said that if the Bible said that 2+2=5 he would accept it, it was pointed out that this was precisely something that comes up in the effort to recondition Winston Smith in 1984. But in fact, young-earth creationism [Read More...]


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