Flood Geology on Mars

When people ask why you make fun of young-earth creationists, there is no better place to point them to than the article on the Answers in Genesis website about Mars. It concludes: While data from both Spirit and Opportunity support a catastrophic model of Martian geology, Opportunity has shown that Meridiani Planum was catastrophically flooded [Read More...]

Perfect Product Placement

David Moloney shared this photo on Twitter: I’m not sure where the photo was taken. But it has the cover of the forthcoming book Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith: Religion and Doctor Who behind a Doctor Who display featuring figures from “The Pyramids of Mars,” an episode which touches on religious themes and motifs. [Read More...]

Mars Attacks Young-Earth Creationism

Ian Millington recently drew my attention to an article about NASA’s Mars rover, and pointed out to me an interesting implication for young-earth creationism. If young-earth creationism is correct, and geological strata we see on Earth result from a global flood, then why do we find such strata inĀ rocks on Mars? Of course, one can [Read More...]

Excuse of the Day

While my excuse for most things today will be the fact that I am still without electricity at home, most of the rest of the world has an even better excuse they can use, as illustrated in this comic from XKCD: HT Jerry Coyne   [Read more...]

Curiosity

I hope that everyone in the world is aware that the NASA Mars rover Curiosity is due to reach Mars in a matter of hours. I am writing this in a brief visit to my office at work, having no electricity at home, and thus no internet. Hopefully I will get back here sometime tomorrow [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death

The Doctor Who episode “The Seeds Of Death” witnesses the return of the Ice Warriors and the introduction of what later on would be referred to as a “trans-mat” device, but which here was referred to as a “T-mat” which stood for “Travel-Mat.” I wonder what the Ice Warriors will look like if they ever [Read More...]

Evolution and Religion around the Blogosphere

There were so many useful and interesting posts related to evolution and religion that it seemed worthy of a round-up. RJS discusses Tiktaalik, an important fossil of a transitional form. Biologos has a video and post on Intelligent Design as bad theology as well as weak science. Marc Cortez also linked to it. Larry Moran [Read More...]


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