Creation Science in a Nut Shell

From Pliny the In-Between [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...]

The Unity of Truth

The quote comes from a blog that I had drawn to my attention for the first time yesterday, and more specifically a post on it with the title “Evil-ution (Part 1).” For those interested in the intersection of science and Christianity, it is a blog that looks like it will be worth keeping an eye [Read More...]

It Is Still A Lie

The above quote comes from a post by Jim Kidder in a series that is in turn inspired by a series by David Macmillan about being a former young-earth creationist. See too Dan Arel documenting an example of Ken Ham’s dishonesty regarding the Ark Encounter project.   [Read more...]

Stay Thirsty, Creationists

Another meme about the most interesting God in the world, courtesy of God of Evolution.   [Read more...]

Post-Flood Miracle

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A Young-Earth Creationist History of Dinosaurs

This came to my attention via Facebook. It seems to be intended to be taken completely seriously. I wonder whether they accept the stories of giant gold-mining ants in India, too. Note as well that the creator of this was presumably Protestant (most YECs are) and yet they are happy to treat the apocrypha as [Read More...]

The Second YEC Law of Thermodynamics

I remember falling for the claim that evolution was incompatible with the Second Law of Thermodynamics when I was a teenager. I apparently lacked the ability to realize that the world’s scientists were not so incompetent as to miss something so basic, nor did I consider that the fact that mainstream scientists were engaging in [Read More...]

Just the Right Amount of Literalism?

The quote comes from Melody McConnell on Facebook, when sharing a link to this article by Karl Giberson. I didn’t include her name in the image because I was concerned that it might be misunderstood either that the words in the quotation marks were her view, or that she was actually quoting rather than parodying [Read More...]

Big Brother’s Young-Earth Creationism

I’ve been working my way through George Orwell’s 1984 again with my students. Not long ago, when a pastor said that if the Bible said that 2+2=5 he would accept it, it was pointed out that this was precisely something that comes up in the effort to recondition Winston Smith in 1984. But in fact, young-earth creationism [Read More...]


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