Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism available for pre-order

I just saw the listing for the first time. Pre-orders of my book are available on Amazon.  The publisher returned their edition to me, and I'm now reviewing the final format. I think it will be 6x9" and 440 pages. No pictures though. I should be recording an audio version of it sometime next month.  This is remarkable to me. The first time I ever mentioned "foundational falsehoods of creationism" was a decade ago on a post to ChristianForums, and it was deleted by the admins because I d … [Read more...]

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The Meaning of Race

Is race a biological or social construct?The word “race” as it is applied to describing ancestral traits in humans is notoriously difficult to disambiguate. The word itself is polysemous, or has different but related senses depending on the context of the discussion. The word “man” is also a polyseme that is ambiguous to the point that its use can obscure meaning. Man can be used in the sense of the words humanity, males, or the human genus.In any discussion of race, the word can change s … [Read more...]

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Ark Encounter Needs a Trigger Warning

It can be difficult to make it through the Ark Encounter and maintain a cheerful optimism about the future of mankind. Ignorance is proudly on display everywhere. For those, who left childhood creationist indoctrination behind, it is a particularly difficult trudge through a literal boatload of lies.The rationale for the Ark Encounter is displayed in this sign: Before I took this picture, a mother stopped with her children here to impress upon them to believe the story of the … [Read more...]

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Watch this space

Aron Ra has some exciting announcements and new developments that he will tell you about after he gets back from protesting Ken Ham's Ark Park next week. People, who appreciate his work on popularizing science and secular advocacy, will like that he wants to launch a new science-related video series larger than the scope of the Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism.When we get back from Kentucky; we'll announce what that is. Don't try to get us to spill the beans before that. … [Read more...]

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Darwin was no racist, and Hitler was no ‘Darwinist’.

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Say it ain’t so Bill Nye! Bill Nye debates Ken Ham.

So Ken Ham won't debate Aron Ra and PZ Myers because... reasons!He complained that the debate invitation was rude, but look how rude he was to Bill Nye...“Bill Nye still doesn’t understand the difference between historical science and observational science -- so he may be known as ‘Bill Nye the science guy’ -- but he doesn’t understand science correctly,” Ken Ham wrote on Facebook. "[Bill Maher and Nye] don't want the truth -- they continue to 'suppress the truth' as the Bible states in Rom … [Read more...]

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Apparently, I cheesed off Ken Ham

 I've even gotten comments to the effect of why can I not leave poor Ken Ham alone. All for criticizing his visit to a Texas home school conference to sell people on his supposed advantages of teaching their children Young Earth Creationism over actual science. He responded on his facebook with this challenge... This should make for good publicity for the Texas Homeschool conference I am speaking at August 1-3 this year.It's a good example of how atheists interpret 'Freedom of … [Read more...]

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If you are up for a protest of Ken Ham; he will be in Texas promoting Creationism to homeschoolers

Ken Ham was asked by the Texas Home School Coalition, the most prominent home school lobby in Texas, to speak at their convention on Aug 1 through 3. While I agree with the right to home school, if it is done by parents, who are educated in the subject they are teaching, or if they aren't, have access to certified teachers through online public schools or home school co-ops. I don't agree with homeschooling being abused to mislead children about the science behind evolution.I am not exactly s … [Read more...]

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Morton’s Dementia

Back in the days of Usenet, one of the posters to Talk.Origins was a former creationist named Glenn Morton.  He is the author of a meme, Morton's Demon which explained the sort of confirmation bias at work in the religious mindset.  This he had witnessed from within and without, and his story is an interesting one.  His career as a petroleum geologist forced him to an epiphany -wherein undeniable facts persistently refuted erroneous beliefs required by his prior association with dogmatic pr … [Read more...]

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