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Marco Rubio: Young Earth Creationist?

Holy crap! The GOP is putting forward Marco Rubio as a future President of the United States, and he can’t give an interviewer for GQ a straightforward answer to an elementary science question: GQ: How old do you think the Earth … Continue reading

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On Evolution, Women Scientists Weigh In

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On Earth as It Is on Mars: Curiosity Mars Rover is Heading for the Grand Canyon of Mars, and May Provide Strong Evidence Against Young Earth Creationism

Are you curious about Curiosity, NASA’s new Mars rover, scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., this month? Here’s part of a report in the Los Angeles Times about it: Curiosity will take 8.5 months to travel the 354 million … Continue reading

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William Dembski: Noah’s Flood May Have Been Global

At Panda’s Thumb Jack Krebs has an interesting post on the famous IDer, William Dembski, and his apparent drift towards belief in young earth creationism, including the idea that Noah’s Flood was a global historical event. Krebs, for example, quotes William Dembski recently … Continue reading

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La Brea Tar Pits’ Page Science Museum sells a pseudoscience product—“Mystery Marbles”—at its museum store

The George C. Page Museum, adjacent to the famous La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, is a natural history museum devoted to the fossil discoveries drawn from the tar pits. In other words, it’s a place for science and … Continue reading

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Republican Tim Pawlenty: Young Earth Creationist?

In a recent Newsweek interview, 2012 presidential hopeful, Republican Tim Pawlenty, appears to seriously entertain young Earth creationism: Well, you know I’m an evangelical Christian. I believe that God created everything and that he is who he says he was. … Continue reading

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Evolution Rap: What “CD” (Charles Darwin) Learned

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Giant Trilobites Found in Portugal!

No need to hide the kids. They’re fossilized. But so reports the science journal Geology: Large quarrying surfaces of roofing slate in the Arouca Geopark (northern Portugal), formed under oxygen-depleted conditions, have yielded a unique Ordovician fossil lagerstätte that reveals … Continue reading

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“The Political Theory of Evolution”: See Here Santi Tafarella’s New YouTube Video

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Part FISH, Part Four-Footed TETRAPOD: Professor Neil Shuban Explains the Transitional Fossil, TIKTAALIK

The predictive power of Darwin’s theory of evolution is illustrated in this brief video below: 

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The Ultimate Recycling Project: A Boost for the Hindu Myths of Cosmology?

The idea that the universe is eternally recycling itself over vast eons of time is an intuition about our cosmos that Hindus have long held, and at least some contemporary cosmologists may be arriving at a similar belief. This from … Continue reading

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Deer and Deere: An Image of a Deer Alongside a Deere Earth Mover in Yosemite Valley, August 2004

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From Darwin to Dawkins: A Book Review of Edward Larson’s “Evolution”

Edward Larson’s book, Evolution (Random House, 2004), is scientific, intellectual, and social history at its very best. The author seamlessly weaves: 1. basic recountings of the SCIENCE undergirding evolution, the BIOGRAPHIES of the scientists making contributions to evolutionary science,  and the social CONTROVERSIES generated by evolution … Continue reading

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55%: The Number of Americans Who Say That a Guardian Angel Has Protected Them from Harm (Source: USA Today)

Apparently Jews, during the Holocaust, and the school children who died in China’s earthquake this year, didn’t get the memo about the guardian angel protection plan. Why would guardian angels protect so many Americans from harm, but not do the same thing for so … Continue reading

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Creation v. Evolution Metaphor Watch: Do We “Know” That The Earth Is Old, and That Plants and Animals Have Changed Over Time, or Do We Just Have a “Theory” About These Two Things? The Problem of Factive Verbs.

In June of 2006, when 68 national and international science academies, including the US National Academy of Sciences, put out a strongly worded statement saying, in essence, that we know that the earth is old and that plants and animals … Continue reading

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Darwin Toast? I Mean, Really, Darwin on a Piece of Toast! Or on a Wall. Multitudes Make Pilgrimage to See the Great Scientist’s Mysterious Apparition

Today from the Onion: DAYTON, TN—A steady stream of devoted evolutionists continued to gather in this small Tennessee town today to witness what many believe is an image of Charles Darwin—author of The Origin Of Species and founder of the … Continue reading

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Would Someone in the Press PLEASE Ask Sarah Palin a Simple Question: “Are You a YOUNG Earth Creationist?”

From her teen years forward, VP-pick Sarah Palin has attended church at fundamentalist denominations—most notably the Assemby of God denomination. In other words, she frequents churches that promote YOUNG earth creationism. She has also said emphatically that she believes that … Continue reading

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Dealbreaker: Why Sarah Palin’s Apparent Belief in Young Earth Creationism Makes Her Unfit to Be A Health Crisis Away from the Presidency

I’ve heard some people say (and I’m paraphrasing), Sarah Palin may prove to be, not just someone who believes in God, or someone who believes that God plays a role in evolution. She may, rather, be someone who reads Genesis … Continue reading

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Are Our Earth Mother’s Oily Boobies Running Dry?: The LA Times on the “Peak Oil” Debate

We’ve long unveiled our Earth Mother, and easily stolen her oily milk and fruits. Maybe that’s over.           Today, in the Los Angeles Times, is a front page article on the Peak Oil debate, in which dueling experts vociferously disagree with … Continue reading

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