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ID and YEC in Britain

New data on creationism in Britain. The, ahem, “highlights” 51% agree that "evolution alone is not enough to explain the complex structures of some living things, so the intervention of a designer is needed at key stages." 40% disagree. 32% agree that "God created the world sometime in the last 10,000 years." 60% disagree. Thus,…

I’ve been picking on creationists for a number for years now, so it is somewhat strange for me to come out and offer one a gold star but, hey! Todd Wood, a YEC at Bryan College had had a paper accepted over at Answers Research Journal that gives his take on the whole ridiculous “Darwin…

(source; click for larger version) So 60% of Republicans – versus 40% of Independents and 38% of Democrats – think that God created humans as is, 10,000 years ago. Let’s get this clear – this isn’t 60% accepting some form of “intelligent design” and allowing the archeological and fossil records to speak for themselves. This…

Worst justification ever.

Why to not engage in scientific peer review: We have often received feedback in the form of questions on the lines of, ‘If creation is scientific, then why don’t you publish in peer-reviewed secular journals?’ Andrew Kulikovsky answers this common question in detail. He points out the advantage of peer review but then documents its…

If I had a vote, who would get it?

Some of the other SciBlings are doing it, so why not … My compatibility with the current gaggle of presidential candidates: Kucinich (95) Gravel (90) Richardson (82) Edwards (81) Dodd (78) Clinton (74) Obama (72) Biden (72) Paul (61) McCain (44) Thompson (38) Huckabee (36) Romney (35) Giuliani (34) Hunter (28) Somewhat predictable, though I’m…

Open Laboratory 2007

The 486 nominations for Open Laboratory 2007 have been whittled down to 53 and Bora has the complete listing of the entries that will appear in book form in time for the 2nd Science Blogging Conference. I’m happy to report that my Pithecophobes of the World, Unite! Part I, Part II, Part III and Part…

Arguments about evolution, redux

An English backpacker who stabbed a Scottish traveller to death during a row about creationism and evolution was sent to jail for five years by a judge in Australia. Alexander York, 33, from Essex, had become involved in a bitter argument over the origins of mankind and later, in the caravan park where they were…

One result from a Barna Group poll on biblical literalism: The Bible opens with the description of God creating the universe in six days. That report is accepted as literally true by 60% of the adult population. This passage brought out major distinctions across people groups. For instance, while 73% of the adults who did…

Mutant Randomites Arise!

First we were "slime-snake-monkey-people". Now we’re "mutant randomites," and Johnson accuses us of name-calling! Mr Mote, meet Mr Eye. This just keeps getting better and better.

Creationist Robert Bowie Johnson Jr. has just published a book detailing Noah’s role in Greek art as a known historical figure. Yeah, *that* Noah. Johnson says: “In Greek art, we find detailed, consistent portrayals of the early Genesis themes including: the ancient garden, the serpent-entwined apple tree, the first family, Cain killing Abel, the Flood,…