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July 27, 2017
Creationism, abstinence, mental ill health: life for a struggling student at Emmanuel College
When a textbook or video mentioned evolution, the teacher would stop and dispute it
June 06, 2016
New Christian school whistleblowers speak out about creationism and sexism (UK)
Two former Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) students who have never before spoken publicly have made...
June 01, 2016
Former student blows the lid off Emmanuel College’s creationist cover-up
A former student told me about learning creationism and homophobia at the state-funded college
May 25, 2016
Beware the Jelly Creationists
Most creationists don't care how God did it, as long as he did.
May 18, 2016
How to tell the difference between creationism and science
I finished my PhD thesis on Monday. No, don't start cheering yet. There's still a...
February 12, 2016
Gravitational waves make me glad I’m not a Christian anymore
Growing up as a creationist, I tried to ignore scientific discoveries that threatened by faith....
April 01, 2015
Noah’s Ark Found, Says Scottish Education Committee Member
Gust post by Paul Braterman. Yes, today is April 1st. No, this is not a...
March 26, 2015
Does creationism = homophobia? Creationists think so.
In January, I claimed creationism is inherently homophobic and misogynistic. Not everyone agreed; there was...
March 06, 2015
What happens when creationism sneaks into a UK classroom?
Durham Free School has been in the news because students were given creationist homework. It...
March 02, 2015
State-funded school in Durham, England employed a creationist science teacher
Schools Week carries the exclusive news that Durham Free School gave students a science worksheet...
February 26, 2015
Jerry Coyne says I am wrong about creationism, misogyny and homophobia
Jerry Coyne, author of Why Evolution is True (both blog and book) didn’t like my...
January 12, 2015
Creationism is inherently homophobic and misogynistic
Earlier this year, I caught up with someone from my old Accelerated Christian Education school...
February 05, 2014
Evolution is a conspiracy!
I've chalked up another flawless victory and been published in the New Statesman. As I write,...
December 16, 2013
“This is why everyone hates atheists”
I'll be honest: The reaction from ACE's defenders to my last post was not uniformly...
October 30, 2013
Attacking science, insulting Islam: the reality of PAC charter schools
By now you'll have seen my Salon article about how charter schools (mostly in Texas)...
October 14, 2013
Telling Lies for God
Notice: I am giving my talk, "Inside Britain's Creationist Schools", in Leicester tomorrow. Details here....
October 08, 2013
Please help: research participants needed
Alright everyone, I need your help. Please pass this on to everyone you know who...
September 02, 2013
Creating a fundamentalist bubble
In my first ever blog post, I wrote that the blog existed to expose the...
July 29, 2013
God or Gorilla?
W.A. Criswell’s Did Man Just Happen? is a creationist classic, first written in 1957 and...
July 09, 2013
Our fundamentalist neighbours
I'm honoured today to host a guest post by Adam Laats. Laats is an historian...
May 21, 2013
Accelerated Christian Education launches new science video series
Here is the first in a series of science documentaries being launched by Accelerated...
May 14, 2013
I'm a guest poster today at Laughing in Purgatory. I'm writing about how Christian rock...
April 25, 2013
Jobs creationists CAN do (Guest post)
David Waldock is one of the most articulate commenters on this blog. His response to...
April 19, 2013
Happy birthday Leaving Fundamentalism. It's been a good first year for this blog, capped off...
April 15, 2013
Five jobs a Creationist can’t do
This blog is littered with absurdities from Accelerated Christian Education, some of them involving mythical...
February 25, 2013
The Christian Schools’ Trust
Although I usually blog about Accelerated Christian Education, they're not the only Christian schools in...
January 18, 2013
Creationists lying repeatedly
[New to this blog? Then you might not know what Accelerated Christian Education is. Here's...
August 20, 2012
The promise of miracles tortures dying children
So reported the Torygraph last week. "Parents who trust in divine intervention, even after doctors...
August 17, 2012
Vlog: When I was a Creationist
Another scary vlog to show you today. My slight concern with this vlog is that...
July 25, 2012
Five Most Epic Creationist Fails
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Carl Baugh. This "Creation Scientist" (a term found in...
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