Evolution and Ecclesiastes

Thanks to God of Evolution for this nice reminder that “what the Bible says,” and how it relates to what science reveals, is not monolithic and uniform, contrary to what young-earth creationists would have you believe. See too the discussion there of whether Genesis depicts creation as not merely good but “perfect.” [Read more...]

Around the Blogosphere

There are so many interesting posts today on blogs that I subscribe to, as well as a few backlogged ones that I had not managed to find the time to blog about yet, that I thought it made sense to do a round-up. I can start with Larry Hurtado, who posted about a week ago [Read More...]

Converging Comics

I was struck by the convergence of two cartoons in today’s paper, Family Circus and Speed Bump. Here they are: Both are playing with the familiar question “Are we there yet?” – usually uttered by a child in a back seat of a car. But the “Are we evolved yet?” version reflects – or at [Read More...]

Wolverine Becomes a Christian

I shared this clip once before, but that clip was removed from YouTube for copyright reasons. I suspect that this one may also have the same thing happen. And so before it does, I thought I would share it one more time. Today in my religion and science fiction class, we discussed mutants and the [Read More...]

“So shalt thou put evil away from among you”

P. Z. Myers shared a link to a wonderful account of a science teacher responding effectively to the inane “were you there?” question that Ken Ham and other ignoramuses think are clever. Click through to read it. [Read more...]

N. T. Wright vs. R. C. Sproul and Al Mohler on Evolution

HT Persona [Read more...]

Ray Comfort’s Guide to Making a Documentary

Tyler Francke made the above gem. [Read more...]

Creationism and Religious Freedom

Today my class on “Religion and Freedom of Expression” met for the first time. It is a class with a non-traditional format – we meet a few Saturday mornings for a few hours, plus also four evenings when students attend lectures in our public lecture series and have dinner and a Q&A time with the [Read More...]

Religions’ Evolutionary Family Tree

Via Hemant Mehta, I learned of the Russian site which has a detailed (even if inevitably not comprehensive) family tree of religions. It is definitely worth looking at closely, whether to admire or criticize, since either way it is a detailed work and a conversation starter. The image above is just a slice, so click [Read More...]

Darwin’s Doubt and Ray Comfort’s Certainty

There have been a lot of devastating reviews of Stephen Meyer’s book Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design. One recent one is by Larry Moran, and it sums up one of the problems with the book in a picture: The circle indicates the small moment in the history [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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