Creationism

Dispatches from the Creation Wars

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We’ve already documented the profoundly silly response of the Discovery Institute and ID advocates to the recent announcement of the finding of Tiktaalik roseae; now let’s look at the response of more traditional creationists. Two creationist groups, the young earth Answers in Genesis and the old earth Reasons to Believe, have put out press releases…

More on George Sim Johnston

Christopher O’Brien, an anthropologist from Cal State-Chico, picks up on my fisking of George Sim Johnston’s very bad article about the Darwin exhibit at the AMNH and adds a bit more detail specifically concerning Johnston’s claims about human evolution. I also came across an old post of his that contains a really great passage that…

Creech on Evolution Again

Mark Creech, head of the Christian Action League, has replied to an article in Seed Magazine about the Clergy Letter Project and continued to spread the nonsense that I fisked a few weeks ago. In fact, some of it is even worse. He also defends the DI’s infamous list of scientists, most of whom are…

Those Bad Flood Geology Arguments

Over at In The Agora, in the comments on Eric’s post replying to me about slavery and the Bible, a commenter named lawyerchik1 has cut and pasted a bunch of arguments for a global flood from the ICR. Like all flood geology arguments, they require serious ignorance of geology and the evidence in order to…

Hovind in Dover

Kent Hovind performed (and I use that term intentionally) his seminar in Dover, Pennsylvania over the last few days. The York Daily Record has a report on the event. Included is this quote which demonstrates quite well why oral debates with Hovind are not only a waste of time, they’re detrimental: According to several in…

Death of Henry Morris

As many of you no doubt know by now, Henry Morris, founder of the Institute for Creation Research and the man most responsible for the revival of creationism in America, has died at age 87. By all accounts of those who met him, he was a gentleman of unfailing civility and good will. Sadly, he…

“Darwin is Dead” Carnival

Some of the other ScienceBloggers have been writing about this amusing little blog carnival called “Darwin is Dead”. This is really elementary school-level creationist apologetics. It includes an entry from “highboy”, a minister in training whose blog features a picture of Jesus with a rifle in his hand, that goes right for perhaps the dumbest…