Watch the incredible moment when a creationist got outwitted by a sixth-grader

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You have to wonder what’s more embarrassing: not being able to answer the intellectual challenges of an 11 year-old, or trying to badger your way out of his question when it proves to be too difficult. During a debate in Portland back in November of 2012, young earth creationist Eric Hovind asserted that “if you […]

5 states trying to make their kids scientifically illiterate

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The British government dealt a strong blow to creationists last week when they clarified and extended their laws banning creationism in the classroom to not only free schools, but to academies as well. Academies, including free schools, are the UK’s version of the charter schools in the US, and there were concerns that, since academies […]

Sorry, That ‘Bigfoot DNA’ Came from a Raccoon

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A new genetic analysis has found no evidence for a cryptic humanlike primate known as Bigfoot or the Yeti. Hair samples from creatures claimed to be Bigfoot or Sasquatch actually come from cows, horses, dogs and even a few extinct bears. But none seem to come from a completely new primate species, according to a study published […]

Who Pulled the Stake Out of Young Earth Creationism?

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Genie Scott’s recent talk at an Atheist Alliance International conference. The title: “Who Pulled the Stake Out? The resurgence of young-earth creationism”.

Counter-Apologetics Part 1

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Merriam Webster defines the word apologetics as: 1) systematic argumentative discourse in defense (as of a doctrine) 2) a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity And apologists are everywhere, using lofty language and theological acrobatics to defend belief systems which can’t otherwise be defended. This two-part […]

Ken Ham’s Ark is Going Down, Going Down, Going Down …

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The crazy story of Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis organization and their ambitious plans keeps getting stranger and stranger. Just a few weeks ago, Ham crowed about having a real Allosaurus skeleton (nicknamed Ebenezer) on display in his Creation “Museum”—a sad loss of an important specimen to science. Not only will it have no sound scientific data to […]

Evolution In Florida’s Classrooms

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A new book published by the University Press of Florida entitled, “Going Ape: Florida’s Battles over Evolution in the Classroom” looks at Florida’s place in a long-fought cultural battle over whether schools should be teaching Evolution as fact—and whether Creationism should also have a place in the state’s textbooks. Brandon Haught is the author of […]

Molecule vital for creating water exists in dying sun-like stars

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Using ESA’s Herschel space observatory, astronomers have discovered that a molecule vital for creating water exists in the burning embers of dying Sun-like stars. When low- to middleweight stars like our Sun approach the end of their lives, they eventually become dense, white dwarf stars. In doing so, they cast off their outer layers of […]

New fossil find pinpoints the origin of jaws in vertebrates

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A major fossil discovery in Canada sheds new light on the development of the earliest vertebrates, including the origin of jaws, the first time this feature has been seen so early in the fossil record. A key piece in the puzzle of the evolution of vertebrates has been identified, after the discovery of fossilised fish […]

4 in 10 Americans Believe God Created Earth 10,000 Years Ago

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Four in 10 Americans believe God created the Earth and anatomically modern humans, less than 10,000 years ago, according to a new Gallup poll. About half of Americans believehumans evolved over millions of years, with most of those people saying that God guided the process. Religious, less educated, and older respondents were likelier to espouse […]