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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.

5 Things Kentucky Could Spend $73 Million On Instead Of A Fake Noah's Ark

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

Creation Museum founder Ken Ham announced Thursday that enough money had been raised to begin construction of a 510-foot "replica" of Noah's Ark as pa...

Science Versus Bible: To Debate or Not to Debate?

Herb Silverman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Herb Silverman

Many atheists, myself included, have been overly optimistic that a rational argument will be sufficient to change minds. I now think the best we can do is make good points in a reasonable and pleasant manner.

Megalodon Bites Back -- How the Discovery Channel Sank Its Credibility

Steven Newton | Posted 10.08.2013 | Science
Steven Newton

This week the Discovery Channel chose to air a program that calls into question whether this channel can continue to claim a shred of credibility.

The Creationist View Of Intolerance

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Issuing a warning, whether it be about bad sushi or bad theology, encouraging your friends to be careful about what they purchase, ought not open you up to charges of being intolerant. I'm disappointed that Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis can't see that simple point.

Listen to the Universe And Learn About the Nature of Science

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2013 | TED Weekends
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoThose advocating for the idea assert that some natural phenomena are so complex that they could not have developed naturally -- they must have been designed by a creator in exactly the form we find them.

Evolution Weekend: An Opportunity for Reasoned Debate

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Evolution Weekend is an opportunity for congregations all over the world to set aside some time to reflect on and discuss what it means to balance a religious world view with the knowledge gained from scientific investigations.

Creationists Say the Darndest Things

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

It's not only kids who can be hilarious when they speak what they believe is the truth. And it's not only kids whose utterances can portray a deeper meaning than they ever intended.

Creationism, Mr. Nye, and Dr Pepper

Steven Newton | Posted 12.05.2012 | Science
Steven Newton

Evolution should not -- in the year 2012, after a century and a half of scientific verification from multiple independent lines of evidence -- be the subject of controversy. And yet in the United States, the topic of evolution provokes a fierce, emotional response from some sectors.

LOOK: Another Creationist Museum

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.27.2012 | Small Business

Creationism is proving to be a lucrative business for those religious Americans who take the Bible's Genesis story literally. There seems to be a grow...

The United Methodist Church: Flirting With Creationism

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.28.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

The question is, will the 12 million members of this denomination opt to return to the scientific dark ages? Will they turn their collective backs on modern science?

Have Scientific Questions? There Are No 'Answers in Genesis'

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.04.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

When we permit theology to define our science, we end up with gibberish, but not even consistent gibberish.

Evolution Weekend vs. An$wer$ In Gene$i$: Follow The Money

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Given all of the T-shirts, bumper stickers and related paraphernalia that sponsors were hawking, "Question Evolution Day" might well have been a boon to the economy, but there was no evidence that it promoted meaningful dialogue.

Creationist Polemicists: Disavowing Their Own Principles As Too Extreme

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Wow! Klinghoffer is apparently arguing that science has been "reformulated" and all the Discovery Institute wants is a return to the good old definition of science. How recently did this "reformulation" take place?

Evolution, Creationism, and the 'Cautious 60 Percent'

Steven Newton | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Steven Newton

Bottom line: we have to ensure that evolution is taught well in public schools. This means exerting community pressure for, rather than against, integrity in science education.

Christine O'Donnell and Rush Limbaugh: A Match for the (Dark) Ages

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

Rather than merely being amused by Christine O'Donnell's astounding scientific ignorance, we need to recognize the consequences such ignorance has for society.

Creationists Destroy Creationism With Their Own Words

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

The Bible is the ultimate standard for evaluating scientific claims? All by itself, this claim has accomplished what no scientist could possibly do as convincingly: it has removed all forms of creationism from the scientific enterprise.

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...

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 Danger of Ignoring Creationism

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

Groups like the Discovery Institute and Answers in Genesis would be funny if they weren't able to influence politicians, primarily at the local school board level and in state legislatures around the country.

Social Darwinism: A Bad Idea With a Worse Name

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

If there's no connection to evolution, then why is it called social Darwinism? It shouldn't be -- and it's time we changed the name to stop the confusion.