Straight Outta Young-Earth Creationism

People are making “Straight Outta Compton” memes, and so I thought this blog should participate. I picked young-earth creationism as a subject for the memes not just because it is an easy target, but because of the terrible harm that young-earth creationism inflicts on Christianity, as well as on science education. [Read more...]

God Outranks Ken Ham

From God of Evolution. Young-earth creationists regularly claim that accepting evolution is putting the words of human beings above the Word of God. That is precisely backwards, Biblically speaking as well as logically. Young-earth creationists claim to believe that God is the Creator, and so rejecting the testimony of the work of God’s hands is [Read More...]

Did Noah Get Tax Incentives?

This meme image from God of Evolution made me laugh. It is really funny, if you think about it. Ham is claiming to be able to replicate the ark which he believes was a real thing. He also apparently cannot afford to do it without an injection of cash from multiple sources as well as [Read More...]

Ark Park Financial Troubles: Proof Young-Earth Creationism is Neither Scientific nor Christian

It is like a one-two knockout punch. On the one hand, the fact that Answers in Genesis is going to court to try to uphold its illegal and deceptive tax breaks shows a blatant disregard for what Paul writes about engaging in lawsuits in 1 Corinthians (as well as more general concerns like honesty). On the [Read More...]


I shared a link on Facebook to Hemant Mehta’s blog post, which points out the irony of Ken Ham running an advertisement on a billboard in Times Square complaining that religious freedom is allegedly under attack. Steve Caruso responded by adapting Ham’s billboard to feature another supposedly unsinkable ship, and I’ve shared it above.   [Read more...]

Ken Ham Announces Scaled Down Ark Park

Yes, this is satire…I think. [Read more...]

Ken Ham, Whovian

I learned previously that Ken Ham is a Doctor Who fan. But a photo in a recent article on RawStory made it clear that he is a die-hard Whovian. I find it distressing enough that he is associated with my faith tradition as a Christian. But that he is a Whovian as well seemed too much [Read More...]

Historical Science, Jesus, and Evolution

One popular objection in our time to evolutionary biology is a bogus distinction between observational science and historical science. It is a slightly more elaborate – but no more persuasive – version of Ken Ham’s infamous “Were you there?” The irony is that this approach represents an attack on Christianity even more than it is [Read More...]

YEC: First Step Towards Atheism

It is entirely possible that Ken Ham genuinely believes that his life’s work is filling holes in the cracks in the dam that he thinks keeps the flood of atheism from sweeping over weak Christians. But as I’ve pointed out here before, the truth is quite different. The flood he fears actually includes much that [Read More...]

Dangerous Debates?

Some predicted that the overall harmful effects of debates such as Bill Nye’s with Ken Ham would outweigh the benefits. What do you think? Hemant Mehta shared a talk Nye gave recently in which he talked about the debate (among other things): IO9 shared a famous example of the danger of engaging a fanatic in debate. The article’s [Read More...]

Sleight of Hand

The fundamental problem with Ken Ham and his ilk is—and always will be—not science, but biblical hermeneutics. That is, how one understands and interprets the Bible as sacred writ. The sleight of hand trick that the Creationist overlords play on Christian flocks is: if they can convince people to interpret Genesis literally and without critical [Read More...]