I don’t think Answers in Genesis quite gets science Pt. 2

Previously, I managed to address one sentence of this article from Answers in Genesis. We find that creationists often use the “correct” words – observation, testability, repeatability, falsifiability, etc – however, like the common layman confusion about the word “theory” as used in science, they often get the other words off-the-mark as well. [Read more...]

San Diego Creation Museum

About 3.5 years ago, I went to the San Diego Creation Museum with a few others from Generation Atheist and since I blogged about it then, I wanted to share that hilarious and horrifying experience with all of you!   October 3, 2010   Creation Museum – San Diego So about a week ago, at pharyngula’s prompting, [Read More...]

I don’t think Answers in Genesis quite gets science Pt. 1

[Warning - these posts will not be succinct] Historical versus Observational Science…. two thingies that seem to imply a mutual exclusion between the two. I wanted to write an article addressing these misconceptions in the epistemology behind the two terms. You may recall, this came up repeatedly in the recent Ken Ham/Bill Nye debate; again [Read More...]

Squeak

Hello. My identification is “Jasper”. I am a socially anxious biped, and apparently I’m going to write a couple posts here while JT goes off and does things. For the most part, I wish to remain anonymous, mostly due to fears of future potential employers searching my name, though some effort could probably reveal who [Read More...]

UK bans teaching of creationism in all public schools.

You’d think establishing “schools shouldn’t be able to teach things that aren’t true” wouldn’t be much of a fight.  But, thanks to religion, even something that basic is an all-out culture war. Thankfully religious fundamentalism has lost big in the UK: In what’s being heralded as a secular triumph, the UK government has banned the [Read More...]

South Carolina school board rejects “Teach the controversy” language. w00t!

Victory! South Carolina has forgone a proposal to have students learn “the controversy.” The State Board of Education met on Wednesday to discuss, among several issues, proposed language that required biology students construct scientific arguments that seem to support and seem to discredit Darwinism. Mike Fair was the state senator who introduced the idea (quick, [Read More...]

Joshua Feuerstein (or whatever apologetics website he last read) “destroys” evolution in 3 minutes.

Everybody and their grandma is sending me this clip of some random guy in a facebook video who claims to destroy almost the entire field of biology in three minutes.  No studies, no experiments, no peer review, no degree (undergrad or otherwise) in biology, just chillin’ in the back of a car taking a selfie. [Read More...]

Creationists feel wronged since they weren’t included in a show about science.

Some of the peeps at Answers in Genesis are upset.  After being unwilling to challenge the conclusions of science through the avenue of peer review, they feel persecuted because their views are not being included in a show about the conclusions confirmed through the avenue of peer review.  This is a bit like thinking you’re [Read More...]

Sci-Am put out a list of 15 rebuttals to creationists arguments.

Personally, I’m a fan of telling creationists that if they think they have the information to overturn most of biology, they need to be telling the biologists, not me.  But this is pretty good too.  :)  Give it a look see if you want to be ready to in depth with them. [Read more...]

A parade of ignorance and confidence.

Buzzfeed asked people to write messages to Bill Nye following his debate with Ken Ham (I’m still working on a post carving through all of Ham’s BS, stay tuned).  I didn’t watch the debate initially, but I asked a friend how it went.  My friend responded “Bill Nye gave science lessons to an audience of [Read More...]


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