Young-Earth Creationism vs. Love

Fred Clark posted about young-earth creationism’s approach to the Bible and its historical connection to the hermeneutic used in defense of slavery. Here is a diagram that he shared, with a quote from the post superimposed: See too Arni Zachariassen’s post objecting to Ken Ham’s claim that Darwin was a racist, and Pete Lefevre’s post [Read More...]

Happy Darwin Day!

The nit-picker in me wants to point out that people do not evolve, populations do. Evolution occurs over generations, not over silent moments. But having said that, my initial reaction to the cartoon above, shared by P. Z. Myers, was to think “My Sunday school class would totally do that.” Loren Crow wrote on Facebook: [Read More...]

Hector Avalos to Debate a Young-Earth Creationist

If you haven’t had your fill of debates about creationism, Hector Avalos (a scholar of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament who happens to be an atheist) will be debating someone named Juan Valdez on the topic “Is Genesis 1-3 a scientifically reasonable account of the origin of our world?” The debate will take place on February 16th, [Read More...]

The Wall Between Creationism and Science

“The scientific problem with creationism has nothing to do with God. You can believe in one or another kind of God while being part of the scientific quest. You just have to keep asking how God creates life and the cosmos, and you have to subject your answers to the tests of evidence. Creationists say [Read More...]

Beginning With Genesis

“The choice isn’t really between young earth creationism and scientific secularism, however. Or at least it need not be. There is an alternative. The alternative is thoroughly Christian and begins with scripture; it begins with Genesis. The young earth “natural” reading is not the only way to read Genesis, and is not even the most faithful [Read More...]

Tyler Francke on Ken Ham’s Gospel

The quote is from an article that appeared on the Sojourners website yesterday. I thought it deserved to be highlighted, and so I made it into a meme image. [Read more...]

Geek Goes Rogue Pre-Debate Interviews #HamOnNye

From Jonathan Ryan, with whom I was on the radio on Saturday. I will mention it on the blog when I see that the recording is available online.   [Read more...]

Carnivores on Noah’s Ark?

Bill Nye was wrong in thinking that most young-earth creationists think that all animals were vegetarians until after the flood. But it would make more sense if they did think that, since otherwise the question comes up of what the carnivores on the ark ate. But there are several possible answers that they could offer, [Read More...]

22 Creationist Questions Translated

You know those 22 questions that people were photographed holding at the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham? There have already been several different responses (see for instance those by Aubrey Hirsch, Phil Plait, Hemant Mehta, Ethan Siegel), but one that seems worth sharing translates each question into other words. I have included one example [Read More...]

Intelligent Designer/Underachiever

From People in White Coats via NCSE Just a reminder that tomorrow is Evolution Sunday, an occasion set aside to try to bring serious discussion of evolution, and science more generally, into churches. I always try to do something in my Sunday school class at least this time every year. Why not talk about the [Read More...]

Today on the Drew Marshall Show

Today at 2pm Eastern time I will be a guest on the Canadian radio program, the Drew Marshall Show. Please do tune in to listen, whether on the radio if you are in Canada, or online. The topic will be the recent debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye.  Joel Baden has a great piece [Read More...]


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