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Creation Evolution Debate

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.

How Science Museums Are Promoting Civil Religion-Science Dialogue

Alan I. Leshner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alan I. Leshner

The Smithsonian's Hall of Human Origins is only one case study in how science centers are successfully engaging the public on issues at the intersection of science and religion.

Evolution and Religion: Why Religion Pollsters Should Go to Seminary First

Pete Enns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Pete Enns

The options given in the poll about evolution, science, and the Bible are unwittingly set up to send the entire discussion down a tedious and dead-end path. No one should be surprised by the results when questions are asked that way.

Profiles in (Evolutionary) Courage, Part 3: Respecting Science While Honoring Faith

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

Clergy are coming forward to educate their parishioners about theology while demonstrating that modern evolutionary theory can be perfectly compatible with their deeply held faith.

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.

Profiles in (Evolutionary) Courage, Part 2: Choosing Between Dogma and Darwin

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

Al modestly described his actions at the 2008 General Conference of the United Methodist Church as having "quietly moved Methodism into the 21st century." But back at home, Al has paid a very high price for his actions.

A Darwinian Can Be a Christian, Too

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

Those of us who think that science and religion can be reconciled need to keep searching for a satisfactory solution to the puzzle of the necessity of humans and the non-directionality of Darwinism.

Good News from Texas on the Science Education Front!

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

When ICR filed its application for approval, scientists and educators across the state of Texas argued forcefully that it made no sense for students to be granted a science degree for studying biblical creationism.

Evolution Presupposes Design, So Why the Controversy?

Ervin Laszlo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ervin Laszlo

Evolution of life presupposes intelligent design. But the design it presupposes is not the design of the products of evolution; it's the design of its preconditions.

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.

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.

Intelligent Design Is an Empty Sack, So Why Do We Have to Repeat This?

Alex Wilhelm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alex Wilhelm

The creationists are back. After their attempts to foist Intelligent Design into our schools failed, they have been forced to find new locations to spread their non-theory, including this publication.