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Reply to Gibbons on Human Evolution

I had mentioned in a previous post that I was skipping William Gibbons’ claims on human evolution for the time being because I was hoping that Jim Foley would weigh in with his thoughts. He has done so now and I will post it below. Jim chose not to do a line by line response,…

Relpy to Gibbons, Take 4

It’s round 4 with our favorite PhD in creation science apologetics, William Gibbons. You can find his reply at the bottom of this post. I’m moving this all up top so it doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. He begins with the issue of plagiarism. I had pointed out that his first response was almost…

Another Gibbons Reply

William Gibbons has written another reply, which you can see at the bottom of this post. I don’t have time to reply at the moment, but when I do I will likely move it up here to the top. The reply was actually written last night, but for some reason it was blocked by the…

Easy Fisking

I came across this ridiculous article on evolution and intelligent design on Alan Keyes’ Renew America website and I was gonna give it the fisking it so deserves. Then I saw that PZ had already done it for me. My favorite part was where the author claimed that scientists were “hiding” the “fact” that “all…

Answering a Creationist Comment

A commenter named Wagner posted a reply to my comments on an older thread at In the Agora, which I just noticed. The reply deals with evolution and creationism and I didn’t want it to get lost, so I’m moving it up here and responding. I also think it’s a good idea to give this…

Buttars on a Roll

Here comes Chris Buttars again, putting his rank ignorance and utter lack of critical reasoning skills on display in an op-ed piece in USA Today. Buttars has it all figured out, folks. Evolution is all about destroying God and that’s that. We might as well close up the Evil Atheist Conspiracy right now; a halfwit…

William Gibbons, Take 3

Our intrepid creationist, William Gibbons, is back again. You might remember him from a year ago when I challenged him to explain the evidence from biostratigraphy, a challenge he has still not even attempted to meet. A couple weeks ago, he was back with a long reply of plagiarized and uncredited cutting and pasting as…

Back in June of 2004, I wrote an essay about the varying degrees of credibility among creationists (with people like Kurt Wise and Art Chadwick at the top and people like Kent Hovind and Karl Priest at the bottom) that included a snarky little tidbit about William Gibbons. Gibbons describes himself as holding a “Ph.D.,…

Bailey Among the Creationists

Jerry Falwell is hosting a huge Creation Megaconference at Liberty University starting tomorrow. Reason magazine’s Ronald Bailey, who has written a good deal about creationism, is going to attend and post dispatches from the conference. Should be interesting to read.

Jim Pinkoski Rides Again

PZ Myers has an amusing takedown of Jim Pinkoski, a creationist I’ve had a bit of fun with in the past. Pinkoski is a cartoonist, and for many years he played Robin to Ron Wyatt’s Batman. Wyatt, some of you may remember, was the rather loony nurse anesthetist from Tennessee who claimed to have discovered…