Just (Not) Curious: When Creationists Ask Questions, Are They Interested In the Answers?

For the past few days, ever since I saw the photos of these Creationists and their questions (courtesy of Buzzfeed’s Matt Stopera), I’ve been thinking about what it means to be curious.

As science journalist Philip Ball reminds us in his 2013 book Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything, people of faith have often had a fractured relationship with curiosity.

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Finally, a New Kind of Debate About ‘Under God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance

In Utah, just as we saw in New York, state legislators are introducing a resolution to recognize the 60th anniversary of “under God” being added to the Pledge of Allegiance.

But Senate Concurrent Resolution 1 didn’t come without a discussion about a lesser-known controversy involving the phrase:

Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, rose to support the legislation but only after another senator, Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, observed that Valentine’s cadence of reciting the pledge each day in the Senate was different from the other lawmakers.

Weiler said he has found that Valentine does not pause when stating “under God” in the pledge like many traditionally do. He said he felt that all members in the Senate should follow Valentine’s lead.

“There is no comma,” Valentine said. “We are one nation under God. We are not multiple nations, not multiple parts, but one nation under God.”



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An ESPN Reporter Giggles When NBA Star Kevin Durant Gives Credit to God in Interview, and the Internet Goes Crazy

Watch this 28-second clip of ESPN reporter Doris Burke interviewing basketball star Kevin Durant:

Burke: What goes into a streak to get you to the level you’ve been at over these last twelve games? What goes into that, Kevin?

Durant: God. That’s all I can say. Jesus Christ.

Burke: [Laughs] Okay, thank you. You had nothing to do with it?

Durant: Naw, nothin’. It’s all Him.

Burke: Thank you.


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15 Years Ago, the Intelligent Design Movement’s ‘Wedge Document’ Was Exposed

On February 5, 1999, the Wedge Document was first uploaded online for the world to see. The document, produced by the Discovery Institute, explained the “master plan” of the Intelligent Design movement:

Here, for example, were their five year goals:

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The Story Behind the Christian Oscars

Sam Sweet of the New Yorker takes us inside the group behind the Movieguide Faith & Values Awards Gala — a.k.a. the Christian Oscars — a place where people like Kirk Cameron are fêted as legitimate movie stars and award winners can receive up to $100,000:



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