Reading Time: 5 minutes THE religious news site Faithwire (motto: ‘Inform. Challenge. Inspire.’) reports that a newly-found fossil snake ‘backs up Genesis‘, as the fossil ‘indicates snakes had legs’. The Jerusalem Post similarly teases its readers with the headline ‘Is the Bible right? Newly discovered fossils show snakes had legs‘. The fossil in question, of a snake-like creature called […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes As scientists happily get on with their wide and varied work, I wonder what creationists (such as those who comment here) do in order to rationalise such research. How many hoops do they have to jump through in order to make this data, and all the work of these scientists do, make any sense? Here […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes I am going to explain to you why species do not exist and in some sense there is no such thing as speciation in evolutionary biology. This will involve philosophy, sand dunes, voting, colours and fossils. Amongst other things. The Sorites Paradox My favourite philosophical thought experiment, if you can call it that, and as […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes There is a group called Christians Against Dinosaurs. They are clearly nuts. This article is taken from Addicting Info. It makes for disturbing reading:
Most Christians are warm, loving people. Some use their chosen holy book to spew hatred and bigotry. Others…are just insane.
Reading Time: 5 minutes So human evolution in its African context has been hotly researched, but the research is necessarily slow. Fossil digs take a ling time and are few and far between. New finds from 2000 onwards in Georgia are throwing a lot of theories up in the air. What were once thought to be different species of early human ancestors might have been variations in the same species. As the Guardian reports:
Reading Time: 2 minutes Further to my point earlier this week, and to give me another excuse to post stuff about dinosaurs, evolution and fossils, here we have another piece of the evolutionary jigsaw located and fitted. Of course, the only answers they have are silly and ad hoc:
Reading Time: 3 minutes Some interesting fossil news from Science Daily:
May 14, 2013 — An international team of scientists have revealed a new species of ichthyosaur (a dolphin-like marine reptile from the age of dinosaurs) from Iraq, which revolutionises our understanding of the evolution and extinction of these ancient marine reptiles.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The great thing about fossil discoveries is that they fit, and are often predicted. Case in point here. However, as with this find, many questions are raised. Silly people go, “Aha! A question! My, this can only be answered by positing ‘God’!”
Of course, clever people leave it to science. Which is good at coming up trumps and answering stuff…
Reading Time: 3 minutes Jonathan recently posted some excerpts from young earth creationist teaching materials. Have a look at this example:
Virtually every single sentence on this page is misleading or a straight out lie. But one passage that particularly stuck out to me was this one:
Reading Time: 5 minutes I attended a local Creationism conference and made it out to tell the tale (part 1 of 2).