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Berkeley's Silly, and Harmful, Pandering to Fear of Cell Phone Radiation

David Ropeik | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green
David Ropeik

A recent decision by the Berkeley California city council offers some informative, and scary, lessons about how society struggles to intelligently reg...

Ardent Creationist Finds Fossilized Fish, Still Isn't Convinced Evolution Is Real

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.29.2015 | Science

Edgar Nernberg is a creationist. And he won't let a little thing like discovering a crucial link in the evolutionary chain change his mind. Nernbe...

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.

The Science-Religion Crisis at Christian Colleges

Kelly James Clark | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Kelly James Clark

Science tells us that there was no Edenic paradise, no first couple, and no sinless parents of humanity. And while most scientists and some theologians and philosophers teaching at Protestant Christian colleges know this, very few are willing to speak out.

Well, Now We Know For Sure The Biblical Flood Happened

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 05.22.2014 | Religion

PETERSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A new exhibit of a 30-foot-long fossil skeleton of an Allosaurus, which resembles a Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open at a Ke...

Cosmos, Answers in Genesis, and Science as Conspiracy Theory

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Science
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

I am dismayed by the request by Answers in Genesis for equal time in Cosmos for creationist viewpoints. Answers in Genesis is dedicated to a literal young-Earth creationism that declares that the Earth was created in six 24-hour days around 6,000 years ago.

Creationists Can't Be Scientists

Sean McElwee | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Creationism is part of the larger crusade within the religious right to make "biblical literalism" Christian doctrine and federal law. To espouse it is to preclude practicing science.

In the Middle of a Ham on Nye Sandwich

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Since 1925 the Creationists have been scrambling to recover from Clarence Darrow's complete obliteration of the credibility of Genesis as a scientific basis for our origins.

Evolution Is Not a Matter of 'Belief'

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 03.16.2014 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

In a time of great divides over religion and politics, it's not surprising that we treat evolution the way we do political issues. But here's the problem: As settled science, evolution is not a matter of opinion or something one chooses to believe in or not, like a religious proposition.

Creationist Beliefs Linked To Specific Personality Type | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

A belief in the literal Biblical version of creation may boil down, in part, to personality. A new study suggests that people who believe in creati...

Evangelical Scientists Debate Evolution, Bible

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 07.18.2012 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Public discussion of evolution often turns into a nasty debate between young-earth creationists on one side and atheists who belie...

Creationists Force South Korea To Remove Evolution From Textbooks

Posted 06.14.2012 | Religion

Creationists in South Korea won a campaign to remove evolution from high school textbooks. According to, a group called the Society for...

Our 'Intelligent Design' Could Use A Rewrite

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.27.2011 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

Yup, Darwin was right and Bachmann (who is 55) is wrong. We are nothing more than products of random evolutionary mutation.

How to Make a Creationist Weep

Mark Morford | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Mark Morford

Do you want to know the real reason Barack Obama is going to win the 2012 election? The big, grinning hunk of overwhelming evidence that has little to...

An Ordained Minister Visits The Creation Museum With Atheists

Rev. Jonathan Weyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jonathan Weyer

In going to the Creation Museum, I would be visiting a place where I not only disagree theologically with people but also with their entire culture war mentality.

Intelligent Design: Losing The Catholics

John Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Farrell

The Discovery Institute has claimed it would get actual scientists to consider intelligent design as a viable scientific theory, by publishing peer-reviewed articles in the leading science journals. But they've failed. And now, they're losing the Catholics.

None So Blind As Creationists

David Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Horton

It is as if we still had, living among us, people who believed in phlogiston, or humors, or the heart as the seat of emotions.

Defending Darwin's Legacy

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jeff Schweitzer

Just as the majority of people no longer accept the idea of a flat earth, the time has come to credit Darwin's discovery by finally rejecting the notion that faith is equivalent to data.

Creationist Students Tour Smithsonian

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Every winter, David DeWitt takes his biology class to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, but for a purpose far different from that ...