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This new tool from Google Labs graphs the usage rate trend for words used in books that have been scanned into the Google Library. You can graph multiple words by inserting a comma between them. H/T – The Daily Dish

Since Ed is in Vegas again, I offered to put up some guest posts to help alleviate the terrible burden being placed on him. And today being Darwin Day, I thought I’d put up a post on evolution. As a consequence of lacking data supporting their own explanations, creationists, like other denialists, have to rely…

Noah’s Flood Caused Global Warming!

So declares this staggeringly stupid article at the Worldnutdaily. Yes, global temperatures are rising, says a new video documentary, but it’s not because of manmade carbon dioxide gases as former Vice President Al Gore insists. It’s because Earth has been warming slowly but surely ever since Noah’s Flood 5,000 years ago, says a retired geophysicist…

Fun With Flood Geology

Over at the Worldnutdaily, Janet Folger has a column defending young earth creationism. Naturally, it’s just filled with preposterous claims. I’m not going to bother responding to all of them, but I want to look at the claims about geology and paleontology because it provides a perfect opportunity to demonstrate the utter absurdity of young…

RATE and Miracles

Joe Meert prints a report of a recent RATE conference by Dr. Todd Feeley. RATE is a project by young earth creationists to undermine radiometric dating and try to show that the earth isn’t billions of years old. Naturally, such an absurd claim requires some serious mental gymnastics. This passage is particularly telling: He also…

Creationist Lies That Never Die

Anyone who has dealt with creationists can tell you about the game of creationist whack-a-mole. Whack-a-mole is that game where you have a mallet and these moles pop out of various holes and you have to whack them with the mallet, but as soon as you whack one of them, another one comes up in…

The ID Board Game

Now this is just funny. Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort have put out an “Intelligent Design vs Evolution” board game. I’m sure it’s chock full of the accurate information and plausible arguments that the C&C Bullshit Factory has become known for. After all, this is the crack research team that brought us the famous “Lucy…

Worldnutdaily and YEC Nonsense

I clicked on this link from the front page of the Worldnutdaily expecting some profoundly ridiculous claims; I was not disappointed. I also figured maybe they were going to just reprint some press release from the Discovery Institute, but instead they went for Answers in Genesis instead. And the arguments are precisely what one would…

Bad Creationist Letter in Michigan

A small newspaper in Michigan, the Argus Leader, has had quite a series of letters to the editor over the last few weeks after printing an article about Dick DeVos and his position that ID ought to be taught. You’ll get a good laugh out of this one from a youth minister named Jerod Jordan.…

Another Creationist Textbook

Zenoferox has a blog post about a new book put out by Answers in Genesis, a book they said previously was a secret project “to overcome the widespread censorship found in public schools concerning the creation/evolution issue.” As it turns out, however, this “big secret” is just another anti-evolution book that pretends not to be…