Denying What You Don’t Understand

The quote from Hemant Mehta in the image above comes from a post of his, discussing how young-earth creationists reacted to the announcement yesterday that ripples of gravitational waves from cosmic inflation soon after the Big Bang had been detected and confirmed. It is ironic that anti-science creationists now oppose a scientific view which atheists [Read More...]

Cosmos for Creationists

HT Hemant Mehta I found this funny. But there is a serious side to it. The truth is that young-earth creationists really do redact and selectively quote scientists to try to support their own bogus claims. And the substitution of “God” in the place of a lengthy summary of scientific evidence, in addition to being [Read More...]

The Bible and Time Travel

I was thinking recently that it would be fun to teach a class, whether about the Bible or history more generally, which approached it through stories about time travel to various times and places, and then looked at the actual historical sources. A few recent posts on blogs I read intersected with this, bringing the [Read More...]

Missing Step 2

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Changing Science

Young-earth creationists often adopt the dogmatic stance that they have unchanging truth, and that somehow the advances of science are something to be rejected rather than appreciated. And so, with some inspiration from Alasdair Crawfish on Facebook, I made the above image. Not all instances of failing to change or refusing change are praiseworthy. [Read more...]

Carnivores on Noah’s Ark?

Bill Nye was wrong in thinking that most young-earth creationists think that all animals were vegetarians until after the flood. But it would make more sense if they did think that, since otherwise the question comes up of what the carnivores on the ark ate. But there are several possible answers that they could offer, [Read More...]

22 Creationist Questions Translated

You know those 22 questions that people were photographed holding at the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham? There have already been several different responses (see for instance those by Aubrey Hirsch, Phil Plait, Hemant Mehta, Ethan Siegel), but one that seems worth sharing translates each question into other words. I have included one example [Read More...]

Cain and Abel according to Young-Earth Creationism

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Ken Ham’s Dog Slide

Oops. This is the disadvantage for charlatans in the technological era. Someone can stop the video and zoom in, and track down the source of the image you used. And in this case, Ken Ham’s slide about dogs evolving after coming off the ark actually shows dogs diverging from 400,000 years ago. [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...]


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