Creationist Ken Ham is Angry That Carnival Referenced Evolution During Its Super Bowl Ad

Earlier tonight, the Carnival Corporation aired its first-ever Super Bowl commercial. It featured the voice of President John F. Kennedy talking about returning to the sea:

I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it is because in addition to the fact that the sea changes and the light changes and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it we are going back from whence we came.

As far as commercials go, I have to say it was pretty effective. I’d never heard those words before, but they really resonate.

Unless you’re Creationist Ken Ham and you saw this as evolution propaganda.

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These Parents Oppose Vaccines for Reasons That Should Disturb Us All

In a very disturbing story in the New York Times, we hear the perspectives of several parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids — and put everyone else at risk — for reasons that make no sense or just don’t exist:



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New Survey Shows Huge Gaps Between General Public and Scientists Over Evolution, Climate Change, GMOs, and More

A new survey released yesterday by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science shows that there’s a huge disconnect between professional scientists and the general public.

You knew that, of course, but the numbers are striking in certain areas.

Like when it comes to scientific consensus on established theories like the Big Bang, evolution, and climate change. Check out what the general public says about whether scientists agree on these issues (which they do) or are divided on them:



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About.com Appears to Have Said Goodbye to Its Anti-Vaxxer Health Expert

A few days ago, I posted about the new “Adrenal Health Expert” at About.com, Dr. Josh Axe (below).

He promoted a lot of questionable products and ideas, in my opinion, but the biggest problem was that his personal site warned against the supposed dangers of vaccines. He was an anti-vaxxer being touted as a health “expert.”

I still haven’t heard back from About.com despite my inquiry. However, after that posting went up, company CEO Neil Vogel tweeted and retweeted a couple of pro-vaccine messages (coincidence? I don’t know):

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Christian Columnist: If Delaware’s Governor Can Issue a Darwin Proclamation, Bobby Jindal Can Have a Prayer Rally

The other day, I posted about how Delaware Governor Jack Markell issued a proclamation in honor of Charles Darwin‘s birthday recognizing his accomplishments.

Charisma‘s Jennifer LeClaire points out that Christians haven’t flipped out about it, so atheists should let prayer rallies slide, too:

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