“Just a Theory”

Jerry Coyne shared the above video, which features professor Tim White addressing with what a creationist student probably thought was a clever objection. [Read more...]

Unreasonable Demand of Antievolutionists

The above image comes from EvolutionEvidence.org, which has a whole page dedicated to intermediate fossils and the evidence they provide for biological evolution. [Read more...]

Evolution Misunderstood or Misrepresented?

The British Center for Science Education shared this example of how the ACE curriculum depicts evolution: I’ve encountered people who genuinely accept this depiction as being what evolution posits. If you are one of them and you do not know how the bottom is very different from what biologists mean when they talk about evolution, [Read More...]

Flood Geology on Mars

When people ask why you make fun of young-earth creationists, there is no better place to point them to than the article on the Answers in Genesis website about Mars. It concludes: While data from both Spirit and Opportunity support a catastrophic model of Martian geology, Opportunity has shown that Meridiani Planum was catastrophically flooded [Read More...]

Post-Flood Miracle

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Contesting Faith, Truth, and Religious Language at the Creation Museum

My colleague Brent Hege has written what I consider to be quite possibly the most important critique of the Creation Museum from the perspective of Christian theology: “Contesting Faith, Truth, and Religious Language at the Creation Museum: A Historical-Theological Reflection.” It was published in Theology and Science. UPDATE: There was a very small number of [Read More...]

Kepler the Young-Earth Creationist?

I’ve been meaning for a while to blog about an article by Hank Campbell which reflected on an episode of Cosmos. He notes the tendency to poke fun at Archbishop Usher’s calculation of the age of the earth, so badly wrong from our perspective, while never poking fun at Johannes Kepler, who held a similar [Read More...]

Ad Hominid

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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...]


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