A Comparison of Flood Details

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#NoahWins

Saturday’s Non Sequitur connected Noah and Twitter. It isn’t the first time such a connection has been made: [Read more...]

A Missing Page From Genesis

A friend drew my attention to this cartoon from People in White Coats. I’m a bit confused, to be honest. The shape of the bodies being thrown overboard makes me think that they are supposed to be Noah and his family. Were they not primates?! Or is the idea that they were made from modeled [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Ark in Space

Doctor Who had explored the scenario of humans sending an ark into space to survive the possible destruction of our planet, in the episode The Ark from the era of the First Doctor. In that episode, the stories about Noah and the ark have been completely forgotten. In this episode, the leader of the humans on [Read More...]

Parallelomania and Mythicist Flood Stories

It struck me recently that the way many mythicists view Jesus in relation to other savior figures, is akin to how young-earth creationists view flood stories from around the world. The latter consider that all of the stories are copies from and reflect knowledge of a historical ancient flood. Someone with a tiny bit of [Read More...]

Bible Weirdness Competition

In order to illustrate some points related to information literacy in my class on the Bible, I asked students to find the wackiest claims made about the Bible online. The two top contenders were (1) that the oil in the Middle East is essentially the luscious Garden of Eden, turned into oil by Noah’s flood, and [Read More...]

Noah and Spider-Man

This response to a common argument from conservative Christians is brought to you by the blog God of Evolution. [Read more...]

Human Nature in Recent Movies

I got caught up on some movie viewing during my transatlantic flights this summer. I got to see Noah, Divergent, and the remake of Robocop. I was struck by a theme that linked all three very closely: their treatment of human nature. The movie Noah is a confusing mess, which does some creative things with [Read More...]

Beyond Superman as Christ Figure

Via Christian Brady   [Read more...]

Noah’s Cats

From Mark Parisi. HT Jerry Coyne   [Read more...]

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...]


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