Creationism

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Shorter Disco. ‘tute’s David Klinghoffer: Paul McBride, Darwinist Hero of the Hour: Why don’t real scientists take our book seeking to throw out all of paleoanthropology – self-published by a lawyer, an insect geneticist, and a bacterium geneticist – seriously? That paleoanthropologist who tore it to shreds doesn’t count: he hasn’t got good enough credentials. Honestly,…

Why not 6,000?

Disco. ‘tute blogger Ann Gauger wants to make something clear: There seems to be an idea on the part of some critics that my analysis in Science and Human Origins means that humans arose four million years ago. That is not the case. The very idea that anyone would think Gauger agrees with the scientific…

What’s up with Adam and Eve?

At his blog Still Monkeys, Paul McBride has done yeoman work examining the shoddy claims of the latest book from the Disco. ‘tute Press.  This book, barely more than a pamphlet, really, purports to show that the last century of research on the roots of the human race are wrong, that evolution can’t explain where…

Genesis 2

At the time of YHWH, God’s making of earth and heaven, no bush of the field was yet on earth,no plant of the field had yet sprung up,for YHWH, God, had not made it rain upon the earth,and there was no human/adam to till the soil/adama–but a surge would well up from the ground and water…

A couple weeks ago, the second creationist bill of the “academic freedom” generation became law. You’d think Casey Luskin, who seems to be the ringleader of the clowns pushing these bills, would be thrilled. But all he can seem to do is find reasons to be upset. First he was angry that Tennessee Governor Bill…

Evolution and religion, yet again

[Attention Conservation Notice: About 3,500 words on the factual, scientific, and philosophical problems of a paper which was surely not intended to be taken seriously as science or philosophy. Nick Matzke comes at it from a different angle at The Panda’s Thumb, and more briefly.] Evolutionary geneticist Jerry Coyne has an article coming out in…

Todd Wood is a professor at Bryan College, in Dayton, TN. Dayton, you’ll recall, was the home of the Scopes trial, and Bryan College was named after Scopes’s prosecutor, William Jennings Bryan, and was founded in part to carry on Bryan’s anti-evolution crusade. Wood himself is a prominent young earth creationist, a leader in the…

The Florida Atlantic University newspaper reports: Associate Professor Stephen M. Kajiura was reviewing with his evolution class in GS 120 for a midterm when FAU student Jonatha Carr interrupted him: “How does evolution kill black people?” she asked. Kajiura attempted to explain that evolution doesn’t kill anyone. And then, Carr became violent. Another member of…

If you wonder why I haven’t been blogging lately, it’s because I’ve been trying to keep science safe in the Volunteer State; for instance, here’s a great piece Huffington Post science editor Cara Santa Maria put together, including an interview with yours truly. If you watch the NCSE front page (and you should), you’ll see…

From The Confusion, by Neal Stephenson, Book Three of The Baroque Cycle. The Duchess of Oyonnax, in the court of Louis XIV, explains why good people do bad things: In this world there are few who would kill for money. To believe that the Court of France is crowded with such rare specimens is folly.…