Posted inEthics and Morality

One Flew Over The Cuckoo Test

Reading Time: 4 minutes At some point during our merry journey through secularism, we all encounter some benighted religious people who make arguments that only seem to work if you already accept their conclusions. Whenever Christians send messages about creationism to my atheism blog, they tend to be religious, faith-based arguments. I try to use scientific, evidence-based arguments in […]

Posted inPolitics

AL Democratic gubernatorial candidate endorses Creationist theme park

Reading Time: 3 minutes Yolanda Flowers, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Alabama, made a surprising appearance yesterday at Dinosaur Adventure Land, the bargain-bin Creation Museum knockoff run in the city of Lenox. It raises an interesting question: How badly must a candidate be polling in order for the candidate to think livestreaming with convicted tax cheat and Creationist Kent […]

Posted inPolitics

Creationist Michael Peroutka wins GOP primary in Maryland’s AG race

Reading Time: 3 minutes Maryland’s next attorney general could be an anti-abortion, pro-secession Creationist who once donated a million-dollar dinosaur skeleton to the Creation Museum. Michael Anthony Peroutka won his Republican primary last night with 58% of the votes, putting him a step closer to winning the general election. At a time when promoting extremism appears to be the […]

Posted inEvolution

Why evolution cannot have a driver

Reading Time: 6 minutes The organization BioLogos is dedicated to reconciling God and evolution. I love the idea of helping more people accept evolution. Yet here I am all conflicted. I’ll explain why, but let’s keep this between us. Evolution by natural selection, properly understood, is fatal to traditional Christian belief. It doesn’t just snap one branch of the religion. Challenging the idea […]

Posted inEvolution

Darwin – friends and foes

Reading Time: 5 minutes When, in 1996 Pope John Paul II – now prancing around Heaven as a saint – said that “fresh knowledge leads to the recognition of the theory of evolution as more than just a hypothesis”, Amanda Chesworth, head of an anti-creationist Darwin Day group, pointed out in The Guardian that “at the time, newspapers in […]

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