I wasn’t familiar with the term “sealioning” until P. Z. Myers used it on his blog recently, linking to an explanation of why it is bad. The term refers to an online debate tactic depicted in this cartoon by David Maliki, which gives the phenomenon its name: I’m in two minds about this. On the one [Read More...]

Strong’s Exhausting Creationists

Paul Braterman drew to my attention a blog post on Naturalis Historia about the influence of young-earth creationism on the Blue Letter Bible’s version of Strong’s Concordance. Look at this one in particular: The actual Strong’s Concordance suggests that the term refers to the hippopotamus. The notion that it refers to a dinosaur is something that [Read More...]

Maya Angelou Quotes

I presume that everyone has heard by now that Maya Angelou has passed away. I thought it would be fitting as a tribute to share some of her quotes that have been turned into memes here.       [Read more...]

Answers in Genesis Cartoon Fixed

Bruce Gerencser shared a cartoon from Answers in Genesis on a recent post. It clearly had the labels the wrong way around, and so I fixed them: If anything reflects the activity of the eternal Word of God, it is the natural world, which no human being created or could create. And if there is [Read More...]

What Ken Ham Didn’t Say #hamonnye

Lots of people are discussing what Ken Ham said in the debate. But I want to highlight what Ken Ham didn’t say. He didn’t say some of the things that you most regularly hear from young-earth creationists, such as “If we evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?” I am pretty sure he knew that [Read More...]

Square Peg, Round Hole

My pastor mentioned in his sermon this past Sunday that you can in fact put a square peg in a round hole. It just does a lot of damage, to both the peg and the hole. There’s a lesson in that. [Read more...]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2014! For those who don’t follow the Gregorian Calendar, I wish you a happy day, and a happy new year whenever yours begins… [Read more...]

Happy Jesus’ and Newton’s Birthdays!

The odds are slim that Jesus was born on December 25th. But sometimes we commemorate the birth of someone on a day other than the one on which they were actually born – it isn't a big deal. And others' birthdays really do fall on this day, such as Isaac Newton's. And so whoever's birthday [Read More...]

How To Still Get Free Amazon Shipping For Christmas

Some may be thinking that they have missed the deadline to get free shipping for items they want to buy for Christmas via Amazon. But that isn’t so. If you sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime, you can get free two-day shipping, and then if you don’t want to pay for it, [Read More...]

RIP Nelson Mandela

The news is just breaking that former South African president, and famous leader of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, has passed away at age 95. My condolences to his family, my South African friends, and Allan Boesak, colleague at Butler University and director of the new Desmond Tutu Center. [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving

Visit Mark Anderson’s blog for more cartoons of this sort!   [Read more...]