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Creationism Is About Gay Marriage, Not Science

Paul Wallace | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Paul Wallace

Creationism is not about the dinosaurs in the ark, it's not about the weird chronology, it's not about the tortured explanations of geology and biology. Creationism, in short, is not about science at all.

5 Reasons Jesus Isn't Coming Back This Year

Brett Gallaher | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion
Brett Gallaher

Sure, Christians would love their Messiah to come back soon. But things here on Earth keep indicating that won't be happening anytime soon.

Tyson Weighs In On Creationist's Odd Comment About Aliens

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.28.2014 | Science

Creationist Ken Ham's strange comment about aliens rendered the usually loquacious Neil deGrasse Tyson almost speechless during his recent appearance ...

Fundamentalist Conspiracy Theory: Search for Extraterrestrial Life Demonstrates "Rebellion Against God"

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Do you want conspiracy theorists to create the nation's scientific research agenda? Does it make sense to take their bizarre views seriously?

Creationist: Aliens Will Go To Hell & Not Even Jesus Can Save Them

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion

Creationist Ken Ham, who recently debated Bill Nye the Science Guy over the origins of the universe, is calling for an end to the search for extraterr...

Creationism at Its Most Extreme: Will the Scottish Parliament Respond?

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.12.2014 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Members of a young Earth, fundamentalist Christian sect from the United States have found their way to Scotland and have been promoting their beliefs in a public elementary school. Part of their missionary work has been to distribute "science" books to the students.

Creationist Cartoon Shown In Georgia Biology Class Equates Evolution With Satan

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

A cartoon that suggests evolution is a work of Satan and creation is a work of Christ has angered parents and students at one Atlanta high school. ...

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.

Cosmos Squashes Creationism Under the Weight of Evidence

Dan Arel | Posted 05.17.2014 | Science
Dan Arel

Episode two of Cosmos, hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson aired this week and Tyson, towards the end of the program made one of the best statements that one can hope sank into the minds of young and old viewers alike, and most importantly, creationists.

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...

Ken Ham Is Thrilled At One Outcome Of The Bill Nye Debate

Posted 02.28.2014 | Religion

Well, we didn't see this one coming. A widely-publicized television debate on creationism and evolution between Creation Museum founder Ken Ham and...

Assessing the "Debate:" Ham Was Wrong On Both Religious and Scientific Grounds

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Ham's position that the Bible has presented him with all the answers he needs to know makes a mockery of some very rich religious traditions while undercutting the very foundation of science.

What Would Jesus Do About Climate Change?

Chris Peak | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Peak

The climate is hot right now. I mean talking about climate change. It's in the news is what I mean!! Actually, the climate is hot, too, but that was a...

Why You Might Have to Choose Between Science and Faith

Ben Irwin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Religion
Ben Irwin

Depending on what kind of faith you have, you might have to choose between it and the scientific evidence for evolution. If your faith is rigid, unyielding, or inflexible, you might have to choose. If your faith is unable to cope with a constantly changing world, you might have to choose.

It Is Darwin Day, a Celebration of Science and Reason

Rob Brooks | Posted 04.14.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

Darwin's impact on the world far transcends science. And yet, I'd be disappointed if this celebration of all things Darwinian began and ended with the great naturalist.

The Adler Planetarium Demonstrates That Religion and Science Don't Need to Debate

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

The recent "debate" between Ken Ham, the head of the world's largest creationist organization, and Bill Nye, the science guy, was certainly lucrative....

Science vs. Faith

Neal Wooten | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Neal Wooten

Holding yourself up to be the ultimate authority is not Christian. Drawing a line between yourself and others is not Christian. Mocking, scoffing at, and arguing with others are not Christian traits.

Truth Does Not Contradict Truth: A Hindu View of the Bill Nye/Ken Ham Debate

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

Religion must happily, and without fear, enter the wider stream of discourse about the nature of reality, confident that truth does not contradict truth.

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.

Ken Ham Is a Quack Not a Theologian

Sean McElwee | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Sean McElwee

The goal is not to defend the absurd idea of young-earth creationism, but rather biblical literalism, the ideology from which fundamentalists draw their strength.

Three Reasons Why Evolution Will Never Convince a Creationist

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

To be honest, I think that we need to have a very different kind of a conversation about "origins" than what was had Tuesday night. I think that the entire conversation needs to be focused on what the Bible is and is not.

Like Creation Science? Toss Your Smartphone!

Seth Shostak | Posted 04.07.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

Faith is a personal matter, and should never be a cudgel to stifle inquiry. We tried that approach about 1,200 years ago. The experiment was called the Dark Ages.

Did Bill Nye Hurt Science?

Dan Arel | Posted 04.07.2014 | Science
Dan Arel

So the aftermath, was this debate a mistake? Yes. Regardless of how well Nye did, and he did better than many predicted he would, Ham still got airtime.

'Ham on Nye' Debate Doesn't Reflect Reality

Christian Piatt | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Whenever I hear about someone else making a case for New Earth Creationism in the name of Christianity, I'm embarrassed, once again, to associate myself with them. The media is responsible for its share of fanning these flames in the public forum, though.

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.