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I have already posted on Creationism & Bobby Jindal. Here’s more: As a parent, when my kids go to schools, when they go to public schools, I want them to be presented with the best thinking. I want them to be able to make decisions for themselves. I want them to see the best data.…

“Harun Yahya” goes to jail?

Via The Corner, Turkish Islamic author given 3-year jail sentence: Controversial Turkish Islamic author Adnan Oktar was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday for creating an illegal organization for personal gain, state-run Anatolian news agency said. … Oktar, born in 1956, is the driving force behind a richly funded movement based in Turkey…

Jim Manzi on Expelled

Show Me the Science.

Ben Stein is a barbarian?

John Derbyshire has a long column excoriating Ben Stein and the Discovery Institute titled A Blood Libel on Our Civilization:

Expelled, success or not?

Chris Mooney is claiming Expelled is a box office success. Documentaries don’t make a very big splash typically, but whatever you think about the impact of Expelled, the fact that Fahrenheit 9/11 will go down as a much bigger success illustrates the contrast between depth and breadth of feeling from their respective audiences. Michael Moore’s…

Expelled was OK…

…as a piece of propaganda. I noticed that the local “art house” theater was screening Expelled, so I decided to check it out. There weren’t many people there. It started off very heavy-handed, a montage of archetypical scenes from the Communist and Nazi regimes, but the production values & execution of the first half of…

Turkey, Creationism & Secularism

A new story highlighting the waxing of Creationism within modern Turkey. A depressing tidbit: Education Minister Huseyin Celik, an AKP member, said he has an open mind over the debate about evolution, but in 2005, the Ministry reportedly suspended five teachers for advocating evolution too strongly. … “In my school three out of five science…

Smart people believe in evolution

Half Sigma is mining the GSS to try and understand the correlates of acceptance of the fact of evolution. He notes: Of course it’s not surprising that smarter people are more likely to believe in evolution, but the difference is pretty extraordinary. Only 15% of people with Wordsum 10 disbelieve in evolution (although it’s a…

Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity

I stumbled upon Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity at the bookstore. I don’t have time to read it right now, but I thought I’d point to it since I’m sure some readers would be interested. Accuse me of being excessively Whiggish if you must, but it just reiterates that Creationism doesn’t belong in a…

This is faith!

Rock of Ages, Ages of Rock: . To the young-earth creationists, this is both unscientific and dubiously religious. “We don’t subscribe to this idea of the ‘God of gaps,’ meaning if you can’t explain something, then blame God,” Whitmore told me before describing a method that hardly seemed more scientific. “Instead, we think: ‘Here’s what…