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These Republicans Prove You Don't Have To Be A Scientist To Have A Lot To Say About Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- There was a time when many Republican candidates would say that climate change wasn't real, or at least, wasn't being caused by human ...

The Sun Revolves Around You? Narcissism on a Cosmic Scale

Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.

The center of the universe might be closer than you think -- in fact, it might be right under your feet. A conservative Catholic crank, Robert Sungenis, is now resurrecting the long-discredited geocentric model in a bizarre movie called The Principle.

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.

Pat Robertson Tells Fellow Creationist Ken Ham, 'Let's Not Make A Joke Of Ourselves'

Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion

Bill Nye "The Science Guy's" highly anticipated debate with Ken Ham of the Creation Museum had a lot of people talking-- including televangelist Pat R...

Ham-on-Nye Debate: 'Anti-Science Guy' Automatically Wins

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

People who hold marginal positions love debates because it makes their position seem credible -- after all we wouldn't be debating this question if it wasn't a real question would we? We wouldn't "defend" evolution unless it needed defending would we?

2013: The Year the GOP Got Sexy?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.18.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Just when we thought it couldn't get any better than a story about Michele Bachmann stranded in Siberia, we get this. Sizzle!

When Skepticism Becomes Denial: The Unholy Alliance Between Science Denial Movements

David H. Bailey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
David H. Bailey

Many have observed that these various science denial and pseudoscience movements appear to have a common strategy and frequently have common funders. As Prothero notes, alluding to the famous line from the movie All the President's Men, "Follow the money."

Science, Catholicism And The Papacy In The New Millennium

Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.

I am deeply hopeful that a pope who speaks so eloquently about protecting the fragility of creation likewise respects the science that has made it possible for us to learn so much about the natural world on which we all depend for life.

Pat Robertson Debunks Creationist Idea That Earth Is 6,000 Years Old

Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion

Pat Robertson, the controversial televangelist and host of the Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club," is said to have stunned many of his viewer...

Pat Robertson Debunks Creationist Idea That Earth Is 6,000 Years Old

Posted 11.29.2012 | Religion

Pat Robertson, the controversial televangelist and host of the Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club," is said to have stunned many of his viewer...

Young Earth Creationism Is A Threat To American Survival

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 01.27.2013 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

We should be worrying about the more than 100 million Americans who think the earth is 10,000 years old and trying to figure out how that happened. Marco Rubio is simply an expression of that large problem.

'Young Earth' Baloney On The House Science Committee

Christopher Lane | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Christopher Lane

In the United States, in the year 2012, we are seemingly beholden -- for the next few weeks, at least -- to powerful Congressmen serving on the House Science Committee who think that anything other than their beliefs amount to "lies straight from the pit of hell."

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.

Science And The Ups And Downs Of Christ's Ascension

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 07.17.2012 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

What intrigues me about the ascension of Christ is not only what it tells me about the ancient world and its "scientific" knowledge of the universe, but also what it tells me about many Christians today.

Creationists Drive Young People Out Of The Church

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 01.18.2012 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

In the name of protecting Christianity from a secularism perceived as corrosive to the faith, the creationists are unwittingly driving the best and brightest evangelicals out of the church.

A Christian Stands Alone At The Creation Museum

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

My problem wasn't that I had become overly critical of other Christians. My issue had become that my pride had taken over against both Christians and atheists.

Raiding The Creation Museum With Peaceful Pirate Atheists

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

I can't excuse Christians giving fearful looks, whispering to their children about disruptive atheists, or avoiding atheists like the plague.

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.

The Precarious But Profound Middle Ground In The Struggle Between Religion And Science

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Why is it that people on middle ground always seem to be on the "other" team? Has everyone in the country decided that there is only "us" and "them," so that "not us" equals "them"?

In The Creationist Universe, Religious Dogma Trumps Scientific Inquiry

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

Make no mistake about it, William Dembski is a first order star in the intelligent design firmament. And yet, even his stellar creationist credentials were not enough to keep the inquisitors from his door.

Darwin Was Not Wrong--New Study Being Distorted

Steven Newton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steven Newton

Science fares poorly in the media. Most news outlets devote little attention to scientific topics, and if they do have a website with a science sectio...

Are Science and Religion Compatible?

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Modern theology has replaced traditional theology. The mere fact that old-fashioned ideas persist does not mean that they can be legitimately used in an argument that religion is incompatible with science.

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.

The Times They Are A-Changin': Good Evolutionary News from Oklahoma

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

There is hope for science education when locales that have been bastions for creationism begin to recognize that creationism is not scientific and that evolution is not a threat to religious belief.

Rand Paul Passes When Asked About The Age Of The Earth (VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul a creationist? Last week, Paul spoke at a conference for the Christian Home Educators of Kentucky a...