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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…

An Interview With Leo Behe

The Humanist has an interesting interview with Michael Behe’s son Leo, who has become a vocal atheist. He comes across as a very bright and articulate young man who has given the issues a lot of thought. I like the answer to this question:

Coulter Hearts Behe

With evolution becoming a political issue again after Rick Perry’s ignorant babble on the subject, you knew it wouldn’t take long for Ann Coulter to say some really stupid things about the subject. And she’s all about the Behe, folks. This week, we will consider one small slice of the mountain of scientific evidence disproving…

I know it will come as a shock to hear that a Worldnutdaily columnist would say lots of stupid things about evolution. You could have bowled me over with a proverbial feather when I saw it (/sarcasm). But Robert Ringer wants you to know that he approaches the subject from a purely intellectual perspective: I…

Glenn Beck’s Ignorance of Science

I know this will come as a shock to you, but Glenn Beck doesn’t know a damn thing about science or evolution and yet takes a bold position against them. Like most ignorant demagogues, he relies on the confusion between the colloquial definition of theory and the use of that term in a scientific context…

Bryan Fischer Debunks Evolution

Of all the people lately taking a stab at disproving evolution, Bryan Fischer makes the most idiotic attempt. It’s so bad there’s little point in even answering it point by point. I’ll let the commenters have a go at it just for fun.

Why The Evolution Question Matters

Kevin Williamson at the National Review Online has a rather odd position about Rick Perry’s recent creationist talk. He basically says, “Okay, so Perry is an ignorant blowhard — but you shouldn’t be asking him such questions in the first place.” Here’s the first part: I’ll get into the question of tossing around these kinds…

Ron Paul Rejects Evolution Too

Here’s a video of Ron Paul being asked about evolution at a townhall meeting. There are two things that are interesting about it. First, he uses the old “it’s a theory” line as if that casts some doubt on evolution. This is based on the false notion that a theory is a stepping stone to…