Archive for the ‘Creationism’ Category

Friendly Atheist: Creationist: Science Begins with the Bible, Not the Facts by by Hemant Mehta

Sunday, April 1st, 2012


March 31, 2012

by Hemant Mehta

Over at Answers in Genesis, Ken Ham asked fellow Creationist Steve Golden to review a book promoting, among other things, the idea that evolution is real but God has a hand in the process.

Of course, this is all blasphemy to them because Christians who buy into theistic evolution are obviously the wrong kinds of Christians:

While we at Answers in Genesis acknowledge that one’s view on the origin of man is not a salvation issue, we do say that it is an authority issue. Believing in theistic evolution as a Christian means you reject the authority of God’s Word, because the creation account in Genesis teaches a literal six-day creation (Genesis 1). Even the idea of “theistic evolution” is problematic, because evolutionary ideas were created to explain a world without God. If we approach Scripture from the standpoint that it teaches absolute truth, then every branch of science must be interpreted in light of biblical teaching — not the other way around.

Because that’s how science works to them: You start with what you’re trying to prove and then try to jam together every piece of evidence you can find to support it, discarding anything that doesn’t fit your hypothesis.

Facts? We don’t need your stinkin’ facts when we got the Bible.



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NCSE: Opposition to Indiana’s creationist bill

Sunday, January 8th, 2012


January 3rd, 2012

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The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (January 3, 2012) editorially criticized Indiana’s Senate Bill 89. …


NCSE: The Granite Geek on New Hampshire’s antievolution bills

Sunday, January 8th, 2012


January 2nd, 2012

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The Nashua Telegraph’s science columnist revisits the two antievolution bills recently prefiled in the New Hampshire legislature.

NCSE: Creationism in British higher education by Steve Jones

Sunday, December 11th, 2011


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Steve Jones

Writing in The Telegraph (December 3, 2011), the geneticist Steve Jones reflects on his experience in teaching university students who reject evolution – and refuse even to learn about it – because of their religious objections. …


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Scientists demand tougher guidelines on teaching of creationism in schools

Sunday, September 25th, 2011


Prominent scientists, including Sir David Attenborough and Richard Dawkins, have called on the British government to toughen its guidance on the promotion of creationism in classrooms, accusing "religious fundamentalists" of portraying it as scientific theory in publicly funded schools. …


NCSE: Vindication for Corbett

Sunday, August 21st, 2011


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James Corbett

Was it unconstitutional for a teacher to describe creationism as "superstitious nonsense"? In 2009, a federal district court ruled that it was, in C. F. et al. v. Capistrano Unified School District et al. But the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a decision (PDF) issued on August 19, 2011, overturned the district court’s decision "to the extent it decided the constitutionality of any of Corbett’s statements" while upholding its grant of qualified immunity to James Corbett, the teacher in question. …