Creationists and Carbon 14

The quotation comes from a comment on Facebook, and is used with permission. The comment was on this post from “Questioning Answers in Genesis” which I shared, which addresses a specific claim that Ken Ham made in his debate with Bill Nye, as well as the broader issue of what young-earth creationists say about radiometric [Read More...]

The Wall Between Creationism and Science

“The scientific problem with creationism has nothing to do with God. You can believe in one or another kind of God while being part of the scientific quest. You just have to keep asking how God creates life and the cosmos, and you have to subject your answers to the tests of evidence. Creationists say [Read More...]

Childish Literalism

What kind of childish literalism reads the anthropomorphic language of Genesis and concludes that the Bible can only be read as an historical rendering of the origins of the universe? – Rev. Joseph Phelps, “Religion and science call for dialogue, not debate”   [Read more...]

Doing Science

I wish the image had found a way to incorporate the fact that Ken Ham does not simply organize theevidence according to “what the Bible says.” He distorts the Bible and picks and chooses there as well. But it is still worth sharing even if it oversimplifies the situation. [Read more...]

What Would Change Your Mind? Exact Quotes from #HamOnNye

I shared an image yesterday that I made, based on the answers Ken Ham and Bill Nye gave to a question about what it would take to change their minds. The image above includes the precise transcripts of their answers, highlighting the beginnings and endings which make the contrast especially clear.   [Read more...]

#HamOnNye Post-Debate Round-Up

Lots of bloggers and news outlets are reflecting on the debate last night, which most agree that Bill Nye won. Below is a collection of what I have come across. But first, here is the debate for those who missed it and want to watch it online: Josh Rosenau of the NCSE reflected in detail [Read More...]

The #HamOnNye Debate In A Nutshell

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Why Don’t We Have Both?

Out of the mouths of babes. And a little child shall lead them. If the meme is unfamiliar to you, watch this commercial. HT Catholic Memes on Facebook [Read more...]

Saganism

These two quotes both came my way on Facebook. Both have been well known. I wonder what new and interesting things will come out of the new Carl Sagan archive that was recently made public by the Library of Congress.   [Read more...]

Does Evolution Have to Clash With Religious Faith?

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Richard Dawkins Interviews Father George Coyne

It was pointed out that a quote from Father George Coyne which I shared recently doesn’t quite put things accurately. I was able to track down some of the sources that were drawn on to make the composite quotation. The more problematic part comes from the interview with Richard Dawkins given above, in which Coyne [Read More...]


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