Answers in Genesis Mistakes Evolution for a Religion (Again)

Can we talk about a recent Answers in Genesis article about the problem with pain? The piece was written by Avery Foley and published earlier this month. It read as follows: One of the most common arguments atheists challenge Christians with is the so-called “problem of pain.” If there’s an all-powerful, loving God, why do bad things happen? Well, the believer can turn right around and challenge the atheist: “In your worldview, by what standard do you define good or bad things?” Of course, Fole … [Read more...]


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Why Answers in Genesis Doesn’t Get Genre

Simon Turpin of Answers in Genesis has set out to explain what makes a biblical interpretation correct. I clicked through expecting to find a response that at least attempted to be challenging, but what I found was highly simplistic and severely missing the point. Turpin starts with this: Sometimes, after speaking at a church on the subject of biblical creation (i.e., the belief that God created the world in six 24-hour days, that there was no death before the Fall, and that there was a global … [Read more...]


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How Answers in Genesis Shattered My Faith in Creationism

Earlier today, Answers in Genesis posted an article titled There Is Hope for Atheists! In this article, Ken Ham writes about witnessing to atheists. He explains that when he reads the "blasphemous and vitriolic" comments of atheists he understands that most of them have never heard sound apologetics arguments. At Answers in Genesis, through our resources, conferences, and other outreaches, we do our best to defend the Christian faith using apologetics against the secular attacks of our day. B … [Read more...]


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Young Earth Creationism’s Important Scientific Veneer

Several months ago, my mother sent me some books for the children. Most of them were standard fare and some I was really excited about, but one thing stuck out---an Answers magazine insert about volcanoes and designed for children. Answers, of course, is the publication of Answers in Genesis, a young earth creationist organization my parents support. At six, Sally is scientifically inclined and knows quite a bit about evolution from books, documentaries, and episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy. … [Read more...]


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Young Earth Creationists: Neanderthals Were Human

What with the news about homo naledi, a new hominin species, it's probably time to revisit young earth creationist interpretations of such skeletons. Given that young earth creationists start with the Bible and only then look at the scientific evidence, it shouldn't be surprising that they tend to argue that species like Homo Naledi or Neanderthal are either human or ape. Over the weekend, Answers in Genesis declared homo naledi an ape. Several years ago, Answers in Genesis declared homo … [Read more...]


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A Matter of Patriarchy

Yesterday I saw a trailer for the new Christian movie, A Matter of Faith.The film's website offers this summary:  A Christian girl, Rachel Whitaker (Jordan Trovillion) goes off to college for her freshman year and begins to be influenced by her popular Biology professor (Harry Anderson) who teaches that evolution is the answer to the origins of life. When Rachel’s father, Stephen Whitaker (Jay Pickett) senses something changing with his daughter, he begins to examine the situation and wh … [Read more...]


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Ken Ham Says Gender Must Be Taught, But Is Not a Social Construct

Oh, Ken Ham. Today we'll look at a recent article of his titled "Boy, Girl, or 'Purple Penguin'?" In it he addresses gender and trans issues and is very insistent that gender must be taught---but that it is not a social construct.According to news reports (including on Fox News yesterday), a school district in Lincoln, Nebraska has recently given its teachers a handout to promote gender inclusiveness in their classrooms. This handout encourages teachers to stop referring to students as “gi … [Read more...]


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