The Fate of the Dinosaurs

Seems legit – and it dovetails nicely with my post yesterday about photographic evidence. The maker of the cartoon, Carlos Ruas, is not a native English speaker, it would seem, and so I think he deserves to be forgiven for using the wrong spelling of “ark.” From Once Upon a Saturday, via God of Evolution [Read More...]

Darwin’s Witnesses

Whether it is the Christian message or the advances of science, there is always good news and bad news that can be shared. Among science-denying religious people, there is a lot focus on what they consider the “bad news” in evolutionary biology. If you were an evangelist for mainstream science, what would you share as [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...]

Believing Genesis

The above is based on a Facebook comment I wrote in response to a question that pitted the Biblical creation account against “Darwinism”: It is indeed a false dichotomy. Moreover, if you are talking about the details then you have to believe the order in Genesis 1 and the different order in Genesis 2, and [Read More...]

Creationist Quote Mining

This demotivational poster about young-earth creationist and Intelligent Design proponent quote-mining was inspired (or perhaps I should say demotivated?) by recent discussions here on the blog. [Read more...]

A Fourth Wise Man

Michael Roberts shared this creche on Facebook. Can you spot the fourth wise man in this nativity scene? What do you think of putting him there? Who else would you add, if you had the appropriate figures? I know that those birds may look like ducks, but it makes more sense to imagine that they [Read More...]

How We Found Out Evolution is True

This The Dispersal of Darwin [Read more...]

Twelve Days of Darwin

Via Michael Barton [Read more...]

Why People Reject Evolution

From Tyler Francke’s God of Evolution blog, where you will also find the top ten signs that you don’t understand evolution at all. [Read more...]

Argumentum a Recensiones Amazon

I have encountered what may be a relatively new fallacy, but is a logical fallacy nevertheless. A commenter attempted to argue that the Intelligent Design book Darwin’s Doubt is weighty because it has more 5-star reviews on Amazon.com than 1-star reviews. That is pretty surprising, to be sure, even given the inevitable turnout of the [Read More...]

Can Young-Earth Creationists and Proponents of Intelligent Design be Christians?

Michael Ruse famously asked the opposite, whether a Darwinian can be a Christian. But the opposite question is the real pressing issue. Here is what I wrote in a comment on Michael Kruger’s blog: I don’t think that any view which misrepresents evidence the way young-earth creationism and Intelligent Design do is compatible with the [Read More...]


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