Tagged: creationism

Slick propaganda has no place in science classroom - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Aug 01, 2018

Except, perhaps, if it’s used to develop critical thinking skills. But I don’t think that’s what happened on the occasion reported under the headline Creationism taught in science class at Villa Education Trust school: [A student who’d studied at] Mt Hobson Middle School said Darwinism was taught as an unproven theory and students were shown a video purporting to … Read More

Sunday reading – Richard Dawkins reads some of his “fan mail” - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 25, 2015

This is a more recent version of Richard Dawkins reading some of his “fan mail.” Don’t remember much of the first batch he read – but get the impression the language skills of fundamentalists has become even poorer in the intervening period. Warning – explicit language. via Love Letters to Richard Dawkins – YouTube. Similar articles … Read More

Evolution vs Creationism – Bill Nye vs Ken Ham - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Feb 06, 2014

On the 4th of February a debate took place at the Creation “museum” in Petersburg, Kentucky pitting popular science writer and TV presenter Bill Nye against Ken Ham, the creationist currently attempting to raise funds for a creationist theme park, complete with ark, in Kentucky. This debate was controversial long before it took place, with many pro-science bloggers suggesting … Read More

Teach creationism; undermine theology - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Sep 24, 2013

My fellow science blogger Alison Campbell recently wrote a blog post entitled “teach creationism, undermine science”  in which she highlighted some of the concerns shared by many scientists.  As a Christian and as a scientist I believe the issue is far worse than the undermining of science.  Because so many teaching creationism are so well … Continue reading → … Read More

Dawkins’ new book - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 20, 2013

Richard Dawkins’ latest book is due out next September. The title – Childhood, Boyhood, Truth: From an African Youth to The Selfish Gene It’s yet a new genre for Dawkins – autobiography. Mind you he has reached the age where … Continue reading → … Read More

Investigate magazine struck dumb by numerology of genetic code - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 17, 2013

A weekend peek at an... ‘unconventional’ research paper. Investigate Daily, a part of local conspiracy theory magazine Investigate edited by creationist Ian Wishart,  earlier in the week released Scientists dumbstruck: signs of intelligent design in DNA code. Investigate Daily concludes, “the study is groundbreaking in its implications.” Sounds pretty definitive, right? … Read More

Crazy Creationists Returns - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Mar 15, 2013

I had fun with some of these a few years ago, so I thought I’d make a return to them.  The internet is a great source for finding wild claims about evolution that range from the deeply confused to the brazenly dishonest.  Twitter is an especially useful source.  Here’s a wonderful example from twitter. @DebunkEvolution: #Evolution has never been observed. Read More