Ham’s False Dichotomy

Ham’s false dichotomy between a system where “man decides truth” and “God’s word is truth” serves well to keep his audience skeptical of both evolution and mainstream geology. Ultimately, however, we must deal with the fact that to read and understand God’s word, we utilize the same cognitive abilities that allow us to reconstruct the [Read More...]

Big Bang Construction Company

I saw this on The Far Left Side's Facebook page. I am inclined to respond in the manner that I think the author of the Book of Job was getting at in the speeches towards the end of that book. If you can make a better universe, be my guest! There are lots of things [Read More...]

“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...]

Barth on Evolution

Karl Barth wrote the above in a letter to his niece, which you can read on the Faith and Theology blog. The creation story deals only with the becoming of all things, and therefore with the revelation of God, which is inaccessible to science as such. The theory of evolution deals with what has become, [Read More...]

Michael Dowd: Reality Reconciles Science and Religion

In the above TED Talk, Michael Dowd discusses personification, religion, and science. [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...]

Sneaky Trick

This comment by Arcseconds seemed worth quoting on the blog. It is part of a discussion of a recent attempt by P. Z. Myers to make the infamous “religion is inherently opposed to science” claim. I accept that you and Myers admit that religious people can be excellent scientists.  But by reifying religion and science [Read More...]

Skepticism, Science, and Scholarship

P. Z. Myers has seen the dark side of skepticism, the fact that its tools can be applied not just to fringe bunk but to anything and everything. And so he has written in an effort to distinguish science and skepticism. Here is an excerpt from his recent post on the topic: A short while [Read More...]

Prometheus’ Sin

There is a sample chapter from P. Z. Myers’ book The Happy Atheist on the Random House website. The chapter’s title is “Prometheus’ Sin,” and it opens with these words: Why are science and religion in conflict? Because changing ideas and new knowledge are sacrilegious. The the dichotomy that is Myers’ premise, as it is explored [Read More...]

Pardoning Galileo

Another cartoon from Once Upon a Saturday. Most of the cartoons in that series don't seem particularly funny to me, but occasionally they are, and manage to make a serious point as well.   [Read more...]