Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for September, 2011

You’re gonna love this press release from some apologist named J. Paul Hutchins, who claims that the Hubble telescope confirmed the creation account in Genesis. Since Biblical times, people have put their trust in the Genesis account of creation. In recent years however, some have challenged the account and say there is no scientific evidence…

Congratulations, Nick Matzke

I’d just like to congratulation Nick Matzke for having apparently replaced Daniel Dennett in the four horsemen of the atheist apocalypse, at least according to Gil Dodgen in one of the silliest essays I’ve ever read. I’ll give you his whole argument: “Atheism is closed-minded to the truth of Christianity, while Christianity is open-minded to…

Another Pointless Creationist Prize

Our friends over at William Dembski’s Home for Wayward Sycophants have posted yet another creationist monetary challenge, a whole thousand dollars. Here’s the challenge: ID is often disparaged as “creationism in a cheap tuxedo.” One assumes the point being made is that ID is a stalking horse for theistic creationists. Now, as has been explained…

Elsberry 1, Washington 0

Ellis Washington decides to take on my good friend Wes Elsberry in his latest insipid column at the Worldnutdaily and it doesn’t end well for him. It’s little more than a litany of tired platitudes about evolution being an atheist plot to destroy God with a few silly lies scattered about. If you doubt the…

Sarfati’s YEC Nonsense

Someone sent me a link to this interview with young earth creationist Jonathan Sarfati, which is full of the kind egregious crap we’ve grown accustomed to from YECs like him. Tulsa World: How strong is the scientific evidence for classical Darwinian evolution? Sarfati: You can’t make a good argument for it. Even going back in…

Ringer Continues His Absurdity

The Worldnutdaily columnist who recently waxed stupid about evolution, Robert Ringer, is back at it again. Just try to figure out the “reasoning” behind arguments like this: Some readers argued that the first-cause argument doesn’t fly because it leads to the question of what caused the first cause. But I see this unanswerable question as…

More Coulter Stupidity on Evolution

Not content to show her complete ignorance of evolutionary biology once, Ann Coulter doubles down with yet another screed that would get her flunked by a competent high school science teacher. She begins with this unintentionally amusing statement: More people know the precepts of kabala than know the basic elements of Darwinism. And then she…

Matthew Boudway, associated editor of the Catholic magazine Commonweal, explains again why the evolution question matters in presidential politics — and why it should matter to Christians as well. Maybe there are sophisticated conservatives who can disregard Perry’s blithe denials of evolution, on the grounds that his views on the matter can have no conceivable…

The Creationist Challenge

The text below is something posted often in the comments on the old blog in response to creationists challenging evolution. If you think evolution is false, please try to come up with a compelling explanation other than common descent for the evidence in the natural world. This focuses on one particular line of evidence for…