Al Mohler on Adam and Eve vs. The Facts

Phil Plait just linked back to a 2009 post of his that’s a favorite of mine. “I’m skeptical of denialism” discusses the important distinction between a skeptic and a denier. It’s helpful to understand where Plait is coming from. He’s an astronomer and the veteran of an epic battle with moon-landing deniers. Those are the [Read More...]

'We too fall with it'

So I’m working on collecting some of the older posts here, bundling them into categories of sorts and cleaning them up a bit in the hopes of producing that book-like thing I mentioned earlier. And that entails writing short introductions for the various sections. The following is my first shot at the introduction for the [Read More...]

The Long March of the Koalas

It has been brought to my attention that Ken Ham, the man behind the Creation Museum and Answers in Genesis, is originally from Australia and not the United States. So when I wrote last week of America as "the land of P.T. Barnum and Ken Ham" the general point about hucksterism here in the U.S. [Read More...]

What dread hand?

Reviewers have opened several lanes of traffic through the holes in Michael Behe's argument in his latest book advocating Intelligent Design, The Edge of Evolution. Nick Matzke tackles one such hole at The Panda's Thumb, with Ed Brayton offering a helpful summary for laypeople and nonmajors at Talk to Action. Follow either of those links [Read More...]

Coleoptera cont’d.

"I'm not sure, but he seems to be inordinately fond of beetles." – J.B.S. Haldane, when asked what the study of science taught him about "the creator" In reference to Haldane's remark, this Australian ministry posts the following joke, which it credits to Ken Cox, about Adam naming the animals in Eden: GOD: And here's [Read More...]

A fondness for beetles

The scientist J.B.S. Haldane, when asked what his studies had taught him about God, famously replied, "I'm not sure, but he seems to be inordinately fond of beetles." This is excellent theology. There are, after all, more than 350,000 distinct species of beetle, ad majorem Dei gloriam. This is not to say that such a [Read More...]


I haven't written much here about the whole "Intelligent Design" movement, in part because the thing itself is a bit too fuzzy to get a handle on. Part of the problem I have with it is that it is a movement — and much more of a political movement than a scientific one. That political [Read More...]