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Silly Anti-Evolution Diatribe

And it’s from Michigan, from a blog that calls itself The Local Area Watch, run by William and Bridget Tingley (who have given each other funny titles like “executive director” and “editor”. And they’re not too happy with the school board’s decision. Darwinism Isn’t Science, they declare, and then proceed to show that they know…

RTB’s “Testable Creation Model”

Reasons to Believe, an old earth creationist group headed by astronomer Hugh Ross, is trying hard to sell their new book, Creation As Science: A Testable Approach to End the Evolution/Creation Wars. They issued a press release yesterday about the book, which included some false claims, some good analysis of why ID isn’t taken seriously…

Space.com reports on new satellite data showing that Noah’s Ark might be on Ararat itself, hundreds of miles from the spot in Iran where Bob Cornuke says he found Noah’s Ark. Maybe Noah wasn’t the only one with that “build a big boat” idea?

A young earth creationist, Tas Walker, has posted the first of what I expect will be many articles by creationists debunking the new claimed Noah’s Ark site. What they have found is so obviously a natural rock formation that even creationist geologists can recognize it as such. As Walker notes, all of the pictures that…

Creationist Feedback

Email? Yeah, I get email. Some of it is even as funny as this one from someone named Ken Mayfield: Creationist nonsense? You find it easier to believe that the perfect order around you is a culmination of chance, amoeba, and some ethereal intelligence called evolution. Unbelievable I think we may have found our Robert…

Following up on the latest Noah’s Ark story, I notice that Howse refers to Bob Cornuke as “Dr”. But his bio at the BASE Institute webpage mentions nothing about a doctorate, only his background as a police officer. Is this yet another example of a creationist faking a credential, or perhaps using an honorary degree…

Noah’s Ark Found – Again

The folks at Worldview Weekend are busily promoting the latest discovery of Noah’s Ark. I say latest because, frankly, the Ark seems to be discovered every few years and yet people keep searching for it. Ron Wyatt claimed to have found it at Durupinar, in Eastern Turkey near Mt. Ararat, but that claim is rejected…

Fossil Record Similar to Today?

A reader alerted me to this letter to the editor in a St. Louis newspaper (correction: the op-ed piece that the letter responded to was originally printed in a St. Louis newspaper, but the letter itself was in a Kennewick, Washington paper) that contains one of the most bizarre statements I’ve ever seen about paleontology.…

Ken Ham on Tiktaalik roseae

The hit parade of creationist responses to Tiktaalik roseae continues with this article about the response of Ken Ham, founder of the American wing of Answers in Genesis. Like the rest, it’s amusing for the almost total lack of any substantive response to the facts. “If you look at a platypus, a platypus has features…

Holy cow, someone posted a link to this video in a comment and you just have to see it. It’s Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort “debunking” evolution in the most hilariously ridiculous thing you may have ever seen. Funniest of all is that they start it out by saying that they’re going to be interviewing…