Christian Software Engineer Has a Scientific Explanation for How Moses “Parted” the Sea

Religion takes a lot of flak for the science-denial it inspires in those believers who try to re-frame reality in order to fit their particular religious text’s claims. Young Earth Creationists are a perfect example: they’ll discount mountains of evidence in order to cling to the narrow interpretation they’ve embraced. However, we tend to spend less time paying attention to the equally futile efforts of believers who reshape and rework those texts to sort-of, kind-of slip in-between the cracks of reality.

The National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Carl Drews is a good example of what I mean. Drews is a software engineer with a Masters Degree in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, who has spent a good deal of time trying to prove that Moses’ parting of the Red Sea actually happened.

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The Producer of The Principle, the Documentary Promoting Geocentrism, Finally Answered My Questions

Last week marked the release of a new documentary called The Principle… which is better known as the movie that claims Copernicus was wrong about the whole “Earth revolves around the sun” thing.

Star Trek‘s Kate Mulgrew is the narrator, but after finding out what the movie was really about, she distanced herself from it immediately, saying on Facebook, “I am not a geocentrist.”

Scientists like Lawrence Krauss and Michio Kaku are also featured in the movie, but they’ve made it clear they didn’t know what the movie was really about either.

So you can imagine my surprise when I received an email last week offering me an interview with the film’s producer Rick DeLano.

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Prominent Skeptics Are Trying to Convince Journalists to Stop Misusing the Word

Sen. James Inhofe is frequently referred to as a “skeptic” of climate change. But he’d more accurately be described as a “denier” of it.

Now, a large group of prominent skeptics are trying to convince journalists to understand the distinction so they stop misusing the “S” word:

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A Love Song for Science

This video by AsapSCIENCE is adorable. And nerdy. And educational. And awesome. But mostly awesome.

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This Alternative to Natural Selection Makes Perfect Sense

Matthew Inman, the cartoonist better known as The Oatmeal, recently spoke at Zach Weinersmith‘s BAHFest, “a satirical conference on evolutionary biology” in which you present bogus theories using credible research.

Inman’s brilliant and hilarious speech offered an alternative to natural selection:

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