How Fundamentalists Promote Atheism

The image below is a composite of a Christian response to the Ken Ham/Bill Nye debate, plus the scientific explanation of sunsets. It is frustrating that there are people who consider themselves Christians and yet seem to be making every effort to promote atheism. Why on Earth would anyone feel the need to choose between [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...]

The Bible vs. Observational Science

A commenter suggested not long after the Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye debate that even Ken Ham’s attempt to retreat into so-called “observational science” does not do him any favors. The Bible’s statements are at odds not merely with reconstructed history of the unfolding of astronomical, geological, and biological processes, but with what we can [Read More...]

Creationism Debate: Ignoring the Ground Rules

Bob Cargill drew attention to this mash-up video, illustrating just how many of the issues raised long before in the Non-Stamp Collector video turned up again in Ken Ham’s part of the recent debate. Some young-earth creationist sites have lists of arguments that their adherents should not use. The problem is that the list of [Read More...]

Did Bill Nye Help Fund the Ark Park?

Time magazine and Newsweek are reporting that the debate with Bill Nye is a key reason why the Answers in Genesis ark park now has enough funding to proceed. While some may shake their heads and think this means the debate was a bad idea, I am not so sure. It is not clear that [Read More...]

Recording Of My Drew Marshall Show Appearance

The recording from the episode of the Drew Marshall show that I was on is now available online on the radio show’s website. You can stream it, or download the mp3. Have a listen and let me know what you think! As a reminder, it was me and Jonathan Ryan (of the blog Geek Goes [Read More...]

Anti-Evolutionism: Now With Ultra-Fast Evolution

The Natural Historian blog recently focused on one of the more bizarre aspects of Ken Ham's variety of young-earth creationism: it says evolution as mainstream biology understands it is wrong and impossible, and yet claims that evolution worked much faster than mainstream biology posits, in order to get from the small number of “kinds” in [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...]

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...]

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...]

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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