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Christians, Can We Drop This 'Creationism' Thing Already?

David Michael McFarlane | Posted 11.20.2013 | Religion
David Michael McFarlane

I can say with integrity, my faith is richer for my belief in evolution, not worse. So I'm asking, Christians, can we quit fighting this battle? Can we reevaluate what truly deserves protest and lobbying dollars?

Teach the Non-Controversy

David Tallmon | Posted 09.12.2012 | College
David Tallmon

Let us teach evolution (and particle physics) in our science courses. Let us teach religion in our religion courses. Let there be no controversy; they address different topics.

USA Today: Decrying Scientific Ignorance While Endorsing Creationism?

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Far too many people find it all but impossible to differentiate between science and pseudoscience. Unfortunately, it appears that USA Today falls into the group unable, or unwilling, to distinguish between the two.

Gravity, Evolution and Religious Dogma

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

If I'm wrong about the Discovery Institute's intent, we'll soon be seeing them urging school boards to completely rework their basic physics curricula over the "controversy" surrounding gravity. But I'm not holding my breath.

How Three Letters Can Get You Fired in Texas

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

So what did Chris Comer, Director of Science for the Texas Education Agency, do to get fired? The TEA claims she violated their "neutrality" policy by taking a position in favor of teaching evolution over creationism.

Improving Science Education by Ignoring Evolution? Absurd!

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Studies continue to show that U.S. students' science literacy is very poor. The science curriculum advanced by creationist organizations make an already bad situation far worse.

Creation Explores the Interaction Between Religion and Science

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Creation shows so well that in Emma, as in society at large, the tension between religion and science need not be ignored but can be played out in productive and respectful manners.

Russian Creationism Sounds Frighteningly Familiar

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Religious fundamentalists have begun promoting creationism in Russia -- and they are doing so using many of the same strategies and buzzwords adopted by fellow extremists in the United States.

The Nonscience Of The Scientific Arguments Against Evolution

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

The Discovery Institute and its main supporters, supporters who have pumped millions of dollars into their efforts, want to remake both science and the United States into their religious image.

Facebook Friends For Evolution: Support Evolutionary Theory

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

My recommendation? Go to Facebook and become a fan of the page entitled "We can find 1,000,000 people who DO believe in Evolution before June."

Profiles in (Evolutionary) Courage, Part 1: Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

I want to introduce you to regular people who have made a difference in the quality of the science education, in reaffirming that religion and science can coexist, and in demonstrating to all of us that it is possible to make a powerful statement in support of evolutionary biology.

Young Earth Creationism: Not Only in America

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

While it is true that Americans consistently reject evolution to a greater extent than people in the rest of the developed world, creationism has increasingly become a matter of contention around the world.

Creationism in Connecticut? Pushing Pseudoscience in the Name of Religion

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Chester Harris claims that proponents of evolution "haven't proven anything. It's all still theory and faith." Wrong! Wrong! And Wrong! It is amazing that Harris can make three significant errors in a mere nine words.

Intelligent Design: Scientifically and Religiously Bankrupt

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

In case you had any doubt, the last nail was just placed in the coffin of intelligent design (ID). And, in case you had any doubt, that last nail joins many others that have been in place for quite some time.