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Creationism Evolution Debate

The Argument Against the 'Scientific' Origin of Life

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 06.04.2016 | Religion
Dr. Sten Odenwald

You have heard Creationists and their sympathizers evoke the comment that you cannot assemble life from randomness. What you don't know is that this is an intentional misunderstanding of science that, unfortunately, works to sway millions of people.

Adventures of a Creationist at the Field Museum

Steven Newton | Posted 06.02.2015 | Education
Steven Newton

A homeschooling mom's video recently went viral and offers insight into the minds of people outraged at the idea of science museums. An audit implies a power relationship, and Fox had come to the Field Museum on a mission to put those scientists in their place.

God Is Evil (or T. rex Ate Melons)

Robert J. Asher | Posted 03.07.2015 | Religion
Robert J. Asher

How could an educated citizen of the 21st century ever reach the conclusion that a saber-toothed cat or Tyrannosaurus rex preferred eating fruit over flesh?

Stephen King Has A 'Tendency To Believe In Intelligent Design'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion

For Stephen King, life is too perfect for it to be a random occurrence. The famed horror author said in a HuffPost Live interview Wednesday that h...

The God Who Sings Creation

Rev. Kenneth Tanner | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kenneth Tanner

If I believe in the resurrection of the dead, it is not that hard to believe that God could make the universe in 144 hours. If this same God chose to...

Creationism Versus the Bible

Joel S. Baden | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Joel S. Baden

If you tuned in to the Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye creationism vs. science debate, you may well have found yourself thinking, 'This guy just doesn't get it.' And, regardless of which side you're on or which guy you were referring to, you were probably right.

Religious Belief Has HUGE Impact On Views On Evolution

Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion

As "Science Guy" Bill Nye and the founder of Kentucky's Creation Museum, Ken Ham, prepare for their much-anticipated debate Tuesday evening on evoluti...

A Baha'i Take on the Creation/Evolution Debate

Stephen R. Friberg | Posted 04.06.2014 | Religion
Stephen R. Friberg

Many, including members of the Baha'i Faith, look forward to a future when science and religion -- and faith and reason -- are reconciled and no longer opposed.

Bill Nye, My Dad's Tie, and the Creation-Evolution Debate

Jack Levison | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Jack Levison

No matter what side of the creation-evolution debate you are on, your partisanship costs you dearly. Why? Because it costs you the ability to read the Bible on its own terms. What do we lose by straightjacketing the Bible with the creation-evolution debate?

Three Things I Want to See Come Out of the Bill Nye-Ken Ham Debate

Joseph Hill | Posted 03.09.2014 | Religion
Joseph Hill

Tuesday, when I opened my laptop I began to see the same link pop up on my Facebook feed repeatedly. It was for the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate coming up ...

A New Objection to Intelligent Design

Robert J. Asher | Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion
Robert J. Asher

Intelligent Design doesn't offer theories on how, but speculates about who. In a general sense, such conjecture is compatible with a kind of theistic evolution, a metaphysical philosophy which I actually find reasonable.

Rebecca Klein

Creationists Invited To State Review Of Biology Textbooks | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

It seems as though creationists could have a sizable influence in the decision over what biology textbooks students in Texas will use in the coming ye...

School District Not Dropping Creationism Proposal

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

After a school board meeting on Tuesday, one Ohio school district is still considering adding creationism to its curriculum, despite criticism from st...

New Science Standards May Face Tough Battle With Politics

Posted 04.11.2013 | Science

A new set of science standards released by Achieve, an educational nonprofit, could transform American science education -- if politicians can keep th...

The Evolution Of Anti-Evolutionism

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Students who go on to study science and join the scientific community will one day work on actual scientific controversies -- and there are many. But they are not the ones that the anti-evolutionists want to see in America's public schools.

Creationism's New Trojan Horse

Zack Kopplin | Posted 01.24.2013 | Education
Zack Kopplin

Teaching our students creationism is wrong. American citizens must stand up and demand that their state governments stop funding creationism with public money. We must teach evidence based science and not fund voucher schools which will fail our students.

Could Bill Nye Have Done More to Keep Creationism out of the Classroom?

James A. Shapiro | Posted 11.27.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

The most up-to-date evolution science is useful because we can demonstrate it in real time to Creationists and their children. That is by far the best way to change their thinking and reduce their influence on our schools.

Is Young-Earth Creationism Biblical?

Craig S. Keener | Posted 08.08.2012 | Religion
Craig S. Keener

Young-earth creationism, which argues that the world was created in six 24-hour days, is widely promoted on a popular level. Less publicized is that a large number of evangelical thinkers prefer a different range of options.

Dumb ALEC and Its "Breathtaking Inanity"

Jim Hutchins | Posted 08.21.2012 | Science
Jim Hutchins

There is still some scientific disagreement about man-caused climate change, this much is true. But there is no debate or controversy whatsoever on evolution; it's generally accepted science in broad terms.

Louisiana Lawmaker Fighting Back Against State's War On Science

Mother Jones | Nicole Pasulka | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics

Louisiana State Senator Karen Carter Peterson wants to make sure evolution's taught in Louisiana science classes. This week, Peterson introduced a bil...

Will Creationism Be Taught In Indiana Schools?

Posted 03.27.2012 | Religion

Indiana legislators are moving forward on a bill that would allow creationism to be taught in the state's public school system. The Senate Educatio...

John Celock

Jerry Bergevin, New Hampshire Legislator, Links Evolution With Nazis And Columbine | John Celock | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

A Republican state lawmaker in New Hampshire who introduced legislation to stop the teaching of evolution in schools has claimed that the theory of ev...

'Missing Links': A Book About Us

Dan Agin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Dan Agin

The book is immensely readable. But apart from the wondrous journey into human origins, there is one group that should read this book word for word: every fundamentalist who doubts science.

Unleash the Kraken! Creationism, Kookiness, and Alleged Censorship

Steven Newton | Posted 12.26.2011 | Education
Steven Newton

One strength of science is its process for considering even outlandish proposals, giving them a fair and skeptical hearing, and discarding those ideas which simply do not have the evidence.

Suburban School Board Candidates Support Creationism

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Despite ample legal precedent to the contrary, a number of school board candidates in the Chicago suburbs -- including the sitting president of one di...