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  • Is the Young-Earth Interpretation Biblically Sound?

    05/02/2010 5:04:56 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 19 replies · 640+ views
    Warning! It is not with much joy that I have created this page. It was created in response to attacks and complaints about my position on the age of the Earth by fellow Christians. My purpose in writing this page is not to create controversy or division within the Christian community or even convert you to an Old-Earth viewpoint if you take a Young-Earth stance. I do feel it is important that those who are adamant that the young-earth position is the only biblical interpretation of Genesis look at the rather formidable scriptural problems in their interpretation before judging others...
  • Should creationism be taught in British classrooms?

    04/13/2010 6:33:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies · 592+ views
    The New Statesman ^ | 04/11/2010 | Michael Reiss
    To some people's incredulity and others' satisfaction, creationism's influence is growing across the globe. Definitions of creationism vary, but roughly 10-15 per cent of people in the UK believe that the earth came into existence exactly as described in the early parts of the Bible or the Quran, and that the most that evolution has done is to change species into other, closely related species. The more recent theory of intelligent design agrees with creationism, but makes no reference to the scriptures. Instead, it argues that there are many features of the natural world - such as the mammalian eye...
  • Knoxville Father Wants Biology Book Banned

    04/08/2010 8:07:40 AM PDT · by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 · 129 replies · 1,616+ views
    www.foxnews.com ^ | April 7, 2010 | Elizabeth Prann
    A Tennessee father told his son’s school board they need to ban a biology textbook because of it's ‘bias’ against Christians. Kurt Zimmermann is appealing a Knoxville school district's decision to keep the book. He says the textbook used in his son’s biology class cites creationism as a "biblical myth." According to reports, he requests, 'non-biased' textbooks be used. In his words, the current textbook's phrasing misleads, belittles and discourages students in believing in creationism and calls the Bible a myth.
  • Critique of ‘Primordial Soup’ Vindicates Creation Research

    02/16/2010 2:33:16 AM PST · by bogusname · 57 replies · 1,039+ views
    ANS ^ | February 11, 2010 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Where, when, and how did life arise on earth? These questions have intrigued mankind for centuries. Evolutionary theorists have tried to answer them, but without definitive success. And now even their prized “primordial soup” recipe has failed them. Where can they turn next? In the 19th century, French chemist Louis Pasteur conducted repeatable experiments that demonstrated the impossibility of life arising spontaneously from non-life. (1) Although he is widely credited with disproving “spontaneous generation,” some theorists simply added imaginary long spans of time to that general idea and re-branded it “chemical evolution.” This holds that life on earth started in...
  • Antievolution bill in Mississippi dies

    02/05/2010 2:55:29 PM PST · by EnderWiggins · 13 replies · 388+ views
    Mississippi's House Bill 586, which if enacted would have required "scientifically sound arguments by protagonists and antagonists of the theory of evolution" to be presented in the state's schools, died in committee on February 2, 2010, according to the legislative website. In 2009, the bill's sponsor, Gary Chism (R-District 37), introduced a bill, HB 25, requiring biology textbooks in the state to include a hybrid of two previous versions of the Alabama evolution textbook disclaimer; that bill also died in committee.
  • The Pious Fraud - Tariq Ramadan, Islamist and equivocator

    03/02/2008 12:17:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 512+ views
    City Journal ^ | 29 February 2008 | Ibn Warraq
    Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan, by Caroline Fourest; foreword by Denis MacShane (Encounter Books, 262 pp., $23.95) In the 1990s, Western liberals, alarmed at the presence of Islamic fundamentalists in their midst, turned in desperation to Muslims whom they dubbed “reformers” or “modernizers.” They hoped that these figures would have a moderating influence on disaffected Muslim youths who refused to integrate into Western society. One such “reformer” is Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss-born academic. Ramadan has won the confidence of many in the West, including the British government, which asked him to serve on its task force for...
  • Video of Kirk Cameron Giving Away Free Copies Of "Origin of Species"

    01/17/2010 10:48:06 AM PST · by OneVike · 27 replies · 1,875+ views
    Gate of the City ^ | 1/17/10 | Chuck Ness
    Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort have found a loophole and dicided to exploit it for Christ. It would seems that Charles Darwin's book, "Origin of Species", is considered public domain by the law. So what Kirk and Comfort have done was open a hornets nest by distributing hundreds of thousands of free copies of Darwin's book with Christian material and messages as a forward. Then they distributed them for free at universities across America and Europe. The 50 page introduction picks apart aspects of Charles Darwin’s work and links it to everything from Nazi eugenics to the scientist’s alleged...
  • Evolution and Garden of Eden

    01/02/2010 12:02:43 PM PST · by urroner · 17 replies · 927+ views
    Urroner
    In the thread on General/Chat forum, Evolution caught in the act: Scientists measure how quickly genomes change, Restore discussed a interesting and recent scientific discovery, genome within certain plants are occurring more rapidly than expected, a lot faster.   As I was reading this thread, somebody asked how evolution explained how the moon got there.  Okay, evolution doesn't, as pointed out by several people on the thread, but geology has does a pretty good job of that explaination. This article got me to thinking about those who say the Bible states that God only took 6,000 years before the creation of Adam...
  • Banned Adam and Eve Commercial

    12/30/2009 10:31:12 AM PST · by RGirard · 31 replies · 1,578+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Dec. 30, 2009 | Réne Girard
    Why would anyone want to ban a commercial featuring Adam and Eve? In this case, some people just couldn't take a joke. Centraal Beheer is an insurance company from The Netherlands which has run a series of very successful commercials where something goes unexpectedly, sometimes horribly, wrong in the end ... The request from the insurance company is "just call us." In other words: they are there for you in good times and bad, to help you with life's unexpected tragedies. Although some commercials have received praise as well as prestigious awards, others have been banned from the airwaves. One...
  • Devastating Asian Tsunami Remembered, 5 Years On

    12/26/2009 10:09:04 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies · 797+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 26 DECEMBER 2009 | AP
    PHUKET, Thailand (AP) ― Buddhist monks chanted on white-sand beaches in Thailand and thousands prayed at mosques in Indonesia to mark the fifth anniversary of the Asian tsunami that left 230,000 people dead. The devastating Dec. 26, 2004, tsunami struck a dozen countries around the Indian Ocean rim. Its towering waves wiped out entire coastal communities, devastated families and crashed over tourist-filled beaches the morning after Christmas. Survivors waded through a horror show of corpse-filled waters. In Thailand, hundreds of residents and foreigners returned to the beaches on the island of Phuket to recall one of the worst natural disasters...
  • Vestigial Arguments: remnants of evolution?

    12/15/2009 12:00:15 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies · 387+ views
    Creation Ministries International ^ | June 11, 2008 | Shaun Doyle
    "It is often assumed by the anti-God brigade, though unvoiced, that the designer created everything as we see it today. Within the biblical model, degeneration is expected because of the Fall. The Fall subjected the Creation to bondage to decay (Romans 8:18–25), of which mutational degeneration is one example." Vestigial arguments: remnants of evolution by Shaun Doyle The coccyx (tailbone) has long been wrongly thought to be vestigial by evolutionists ‘Vestigial’ organs have been used as an argument against a designer for many years, and have been used as a major ‘proof’ of evolution. The ‘vestigial organs’ argument is merely...
  • How To Talk To Your Kids About Evolution and Creation

    12/15/2009 11:35:39 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies · 1,358+ views
    probe.org ^ | 1993 | Dr. Ray and Sue Bohlin
    Problems with Evolutionary Theory Why is there a problem with evolution in the first place? Someone once asked you, "What should I believe?" Remember what you told them? Basically I said you should only believe what there is evidence for. After spending years studying evolution in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs, I can tell you that, first of all, there is evidence for small changes in organisms as they adapt to small environmental fluctuations. Second, there is evidence that new species do arise. We see new species of fruit flies, rodents, and even birds. But when the original species is...
  • Evidence for Trustworthiness of the BIBLE: Archaeological Discoveries

    12/13/2009 2:41:34 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 41 replies · 2,126+ views
    alwaysbeready.com ^ | unknown | Charlie H. Campbell
    For the past 150 years archaeologists have been verifying the exact truthfulness of the Bible's detailed records of various events, customs, persons, cities, nations, and geographical locations. Dr. Nelson Glueck probably the greatest modern authority on Israeli archeology, has said, “No archeological discovery has ever controverted [overturned] a Biblical reference. Scores of archeological findings have been made which confirm in clear outline or in exact detail historical statements in the Bible. And, by the same token, proper evaluation of Biblical descriptions has often led to amazing discoveries.” In every instance where the Bible can be, or has been checked out...
  • The evolution of the flat-Earthers

    12/09/2009 3:55:58 PM PST · by xcamel · 16 replies · 739+ views
    The Idaho Mountain Express ^ | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 | DICK DORWORTH
    "As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities." —Voltaire "Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true." —Demosthenes A long, long, long time ago, many people believed the Earth was flat, but for more than the last 2,000 years few educated people have subscribed to this delusion. The story (included in some textbooks used in American schools) that Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage was the first proof that the Earth is round and not flat is deceitful historical revisionism, nothing more. For (literally) thousands of years, people...
  • Why I Parted Ways With The Right(LGF Blames Free Republic)

    11/30/2009 7:40:52 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 188 replies · 11,078+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 11-30-09 | Charles Johnson
    (Reason #)8. A right-wing blogosphere that is almost universally dominated by raging hate speech (see: Hot Air, Free Republic, Ace of Spades, etc.)
  • Faith and science: UAB professor's book helps teachers present evolution without offense

    11/28/2009 10:53:49 AM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 52 replies · 1,710+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 11/28/09 | Bob Sims
    Faith and science: UAB professor's book helps teachers present evolution without offenseUAB education professor Lee Meadows grew up in love with science, but his conservative Southern Baptist upbringing left him somewhat conflicted.Lee Meadows Meadows has written "Missing Link," a textbook on how to teach evolution without offending religious beliefs. "It's a book for teachers to help them deal with the issue of evolution with middle and high school students," he said. Meadows said he knows the student's perspective from experience. "Biology is my favorite subject," he said. "But evolution scared me off as a student. I was afraid of evolution...
  • Book Tour Questions Sarah Palin Creationism Solid Factual Ground Syngameons

    11/20/2009 10:12:04 AM PST · by USALiberty · 17 replies · 577+ views
    Dancing from Genesis ^ | James I. Nienhuis
    Red hot Sarah Palin must gird herself to confront the barrage of questioning sure to come her way from the rabidly frothing darwinists of the left wing media concerned about her christian belief that biblical history, including the book of Genesis, is truly accurate history, thus a golden opportunity for the populist hero to school the skeptics on the science of the Bible, achievable after a few tweeks of her message, such as her mistaken notion that the many created biblical kinds of animals were “species” of animals (wrongly using Darwin’s term), which actually is scientifically meaningless, that’s right you...
  • NASA Reproduces A Building Block Of Life In Laboratory

    11/13/2009 4:12:59 PM PST · by OldNavyVet · 19 replies · 1,394+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 11 November 2009 | NASA
    NASA scientists studying the origin of life have reproduced uracil, a key component of our hereditary material, in the laboratory. They discovered that an ice sample containing pyrimidine exposed to ultraviolet radiation under space-like conditions produces this essential ingredient of life. Pyrimidine is a ring-shaped molecule made up of carbon and nitrogen and is the basic structure for uracil, part of a genetic code found in ribonucleic acid (RNA). RNA is central to protein synthesis, but has many other roles. "We have demonstrated for the first time that we can make uracil, a component of RNA, non-biologically in a laboratory...
  • Now I understand: Creationism vs. Evolution

    11/09/2009 12:31:42 PM PST · by Cousin Eddie · 42 replies · 2,082+ views
    Figures that I would learn this from my wife (who heard it from another woman): A little girl asked her mother, "How did the human race appear?" The mother answered, "God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and so all mankind was made." Two days later the girl asked her father the same question. The father answered, "Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved." The confused girl returned to her mother and said, "Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they...
  • In Turkey, fertile ground for creationism

    11/08/2009 5:47:34 PM PST · by Gondring · 26 replies · 742+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 8, 2009 | Marc Kaufman, Washington Post Staff Writer
    Adnan Oktar, who as Harun Yahya isTurkey's best-known and most assertivecritic of evolution, says he is"following the path of Allah."(Marc Kaufman/the Washington Post) ISTANBUL -- Sema Ergezen teaches biology to Turkish students interested in teaching science themselves, and she has long struggled with her students' ignorance of, and sometimes hostility to, the notion of evolution. But she was taken aback when several of her Marmara University students recently accused her of being an atheist, or worse, for teaching anything but the doctrine that God created the Earth and everything on it. "They said I was a liar if I called...
  • Creationism, Minus a Young Earth, Emerges in the Islamic World

    11/02/2009 8:03:34 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 115 replies · 1,899+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 2, 2009 | Kenneth Chang
    AMHERST, Mass. — Creationism is growing in the Muslim world, from Turkey to Pakistan to Indonesia, international academics said last month as they gathered here to discuss the topic. But, they said, young-Earth creationists, who believe God created the universe, Earth and life just a few thousand years ago, are rare, if not nonexistent. One reason is that although the Koran, the holy text of Islam, says the universe was created in six days, the next line adds that a day, in this instance, is metaphorical: “a thousand years of your reckoning.” By contrast, some Christian creationists find in the...
  • On the Myths about Charles Darwin

    10/31/2009 3:25:50 PM PDT · by Natural Law · 39 replies · 929+ views
    Oct. 31, 2009 | Natural Law
    Much has been made of the piety, or rather the lack thereof, of Charles Darwin. He has repeatedly been characterized on FR as an atheist, a fool, a demon, an agent of devil, and one on a vendetta to drive believers away from God. Some go so far as to declare him a false God and the science he suggested to be a false religion. Those that profess this are either grossly ignorant or intentionally deceiving so as to reinforce their personal beliefs and conclusions. Diminishing the messenger is often easier than diminishing the message. The Myth that Darwin was...
  • Darwin teaching 'divides opinion'

    10/26/2009 6:51:16 AM PDT · by LondonCathy · 19 replies · 626+ views
    BBC ^ | 26/10/2009 | BBC
    More than half of adults in a survey of 10 countries thought school science lessons should teach evolutionary theories alongside creationism.
  • What Do Americans Believe About Creationism and Evolution?</

    10/23/2009 8:18:13 PM PDT · by john in springfield · 452 replies · 5,618+ views
    john in springfield | 10/23/2009 | jis (vanity)
    What Do Americans Believe About Creationism and Evolution? After spending time on some of the recent discussions here at FR about Young Earth Creationism (YEC) and other points of view (which I will call Old Earth Creationism (OEC) and Naturalistic Evolution), I found myself wondering: how many FReepers (and how many Americans) hold each particular view? Obviously, there aren't any statistics on FReepers. But there are on Americans as a whole, and on certain groups of Americans. The best general resource I've found so far on people's viewpoints is located here. I will summarize some of those here. (Note: This...
  • Dinosaur Soft Tissue Issue Is Here to Stay

    10/19/2009 1:40:13 PM PDT · by lasereye · 56 replies · 2,010+ views
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sep 1, 2009 | Brian Thomas
    In recent decades, soft, squishy tissues have been discovered inside fossilized dinosaur bones. They seem so fresh that it appears as though the bodies were buried only a few thousand years ago. Since many think of a fossil as having had the original bone material replaced by minerals, the presence of actual bone--let alone pliable blood vessels, red blood cells, and proteins inside the bone--is quite extraordinary. These finds also present a dilemma. Given the fact that organic materials like blood vessels and blood cells rot, and the rates at which certain proteins decay, how could these soft tissues have...
  • Cancellation of Darwin film creates uproar

    10/16/2009 6:11:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 1,071+ views
    Daily News Los Angeles ^ | 10/16/2009 | Troy Anderson
    As the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's landmark book on evolution approaches, a brouhaha has erupted in Los Angeles County over a planned series of events exploring the conflict between his theories and "intelligent design" advocates. A group that favors "intelligent design" had planned to premier a new documentary film at the California Science Center in Los Angeles later this month, but the center later canceled the event. The group claims the cancellation was an act of censorship, made after the center was pressured by the Smithsonian Institution, but the center chalked it up to a contract issue, without elaborating....
  • Searching In Vain For A Black Cat In The Dark

    10/11/2009 10:58:43 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 14 replies · 1,308+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 10/10/09 | DJP I.F.
    NASA’s recent rocket launch into the south pole of the moon to see if water was underneath the surface moon. This little fact finding mission has cost the American tax payers roughly 79 million dollars. A 79 million dollar search for the answers that Almighty God’s Word states for absolutely free. One of the key reasons for this extravaganza was for the search of water for supporting a colony on the moon. NASA and its followers believe if water can be found on the moon or on any planet, that they can prove that “life” can existed in other worlds....
  • New astrophysical discoveries leave little to no room for Atheism, expert says

    09/30/2009 6:47:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies · 2,267+ views
    CNA ^ | 9/30/2009
    Denver, Colo., Sep 30, 2009 / 03:35 pm (CNA).- Contemporary astrophysics hold the scientific key to prove the existence of God, but unfortunately very few know the scientific facts, said Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J, PhD, during a conference delivered on Sunday at the John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization in Denver, Colorado. The Honolulu-born Jesuit is the past president of Gonzaga University and is also well-known philosopher and physicist who is involved in bringing science and theology together. Fr. Spitzer is currently engaged in an ambitious project to explain the metaphysical consequences of the latest astrophysical discoveries,...
  • Evolution: A Product of God's Design

    09/08/2009 7:51:21 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 27 replies · 1,262+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | Brian Woodward
    For nearly two centuries the debate of how life was formed has raged. Did it occur through evolution or by creation? For many the debate is a theological one. Many Christians reject evolution holding that this theory is contrary to the Bible. Evolutionists often cite their theory as one refuting the existence of God. But can one believe in a creator while simultaneously accepting evolution?
  • Feds set to seize Dinosaur Adventure Land

    09/03/2009 1:38:26 PM PDT · by Señor Zorro · 4 replies · 724+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2009-09-02 | WorldNetDaily
    The son of imprisoned evangelist Kent Hovind says a judge's order to seize Creation Science Evangelism properties actually helps clear the path for a fresh start – free of legal trouble – if the Florida-based ministry can raise $170,000 in the next two weeks. Eric Hovind, who now leads Creation Science Evangelism, or CSE, told WND the federal government has given the ministry notice that the properties – which include the popular theme park Dinosaur Adventure Land – must be vacated by Sept. 15 if the forfeiture amount of $380,000 is not paid. The properties also include three homes. As...
  • Scientifically Illiterate and Innumerate: Why Americans Are So Easily Bamboozled About Energy

    08/24/2009 8:31:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 51 replies · 2,604+ views
    Energy Tribune ^ | Aug. 21, 2009 | Robert Bryce
    <p>Two years ago, I interviewed Vaclav Smil, the prolific author and energy thinker. I asked Smil, a distinguished professor at the University of Manitoba, why Americans are so easily swayed by politicians and others when it comes to energy matters. His response: scientific illiteracy and innumeracy. “Without any physical, chemical, and biological fundamentals, and with equally poor understanding of basic economic forces, it is no wonder that people will believe anything,” he told me.</p>
  • Richard Dawkins : Creationists, now they’re coming for your children

    08/24/2009 1:41:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies · 2,378+ views
    Times Online ^ | 8/24/2009 | Richard Dawkins
    Imagine that you are a teacher of Roman history and the Latin language, anxious to impart your enthusiasm for the ancient world — for the elegiacs of Ovid and the odes of Horace, the sinewy economy of Latin grammar as exhibited in the oratory of Cicero, the strategic niceties of the Punic Wars, the generalship of Julius Caesar and the voluptuous excesses of the later emperors. That’s a big undertaking and it takes time, concentration, dedication. Yet you find your precious time continually preyed upon, and your class’s attention distracted, by a baying pack of ignoramuses (as a Latin scholar...
  • How Evolution Created Evolution

    08/13/2009 8:04:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 638+ views
    Darwin's God ^ | 8/12/2009 | Cornelius Hunter
    Did your high school biology teacher tell you that evolution is a fact because, after all, species are observed to adapt and evolve in nature? At the time it may not have occurred to you that moths changing color and the beaks of birds changing shape hardly demonstrate that entirely new forms and designs can appear without a trace of evolutionary history. It also may not have occurred to you that those examples of adaptation, observed in the field, occur suspiciously quickly. Wasn't evolution supposed to take millions of years? But even if those problems did occur to you, what...
  • Dembski Exam [IDer Dembski promotes Alinski!]

    08/10/2009 8:52:29 AM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 12 replies · 628+ views
    RichardDawkins.net ^ | August 8, 2009 | Richard Dawkins
    Thanks to Baron Scarpia for alerting us to this website, which outlines the rigorous academic standards [Quote-miners, please note: this is sarcasm] which William Dembski’s students have to achieve in his courses on Intelligent Design and Christian Apologetics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: http://www.designinference.com/teaching/teaching.htm If you follow the links, you will see that it is full of gems: we won’t spoil them for you by flagging them all up, but – just to whet your appetite – you will notice that, at both undergrad and masters level, there are courses for which 20% of the final marks come from having...
  • Atheists expelled from Creation Museum

    08/09/2009 4:53:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 1,178+ views
    Examiner ^ | 8/8/2009 | Michael Rosch
    I first heard of PZ Myers when he became known for being the man who was literally expelled from a screening of the creationist mockumentary Expelled. . .despite not doing anything wrong and actually being one of the stars of the film. Now he can add being expelled from the Creation “Museum” to his resume. Well, actually he wasn’t expelled; it was some of the atheists he was with that were expelled from the “museum” and another atheist he was with that was harrassed by the “museum’s” security staff. It all began several weeks ago when PZ Myers along with...
  • Atheists expelled from Creation "Museum"

    08/09/2009 6:29:20 AM PDT · by GL of Sector 2814 · 199 replies · 5,394+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Aug 9th, 2009 | Michael Rosch
    ...according to Myers and at least one of my other sources that attended, aside from joking to each other about the ridiculous nonsense in the “museum”, no one misbehaved. But that didn’t seem to stop “museum” officials from harassing individuals and eventually kicking a few people out of the “museum” for imaginary infractions. Essentially, it seems the “museum” feels that merely disagreeing with its “science” and mocking it to one’s friends is grounds for having visitors removed from the property. This is absurd. Could you imagine if the American Museum of Natural History ejected visitors for being creationists? Or if...
  • Federal Judge Rules Creationism-Themed Park To Be Seized

    08/06/2009 5:40:04 AM PDT · by steve-b · 11 replies · 674+ views
    WLTX ^ | 8/4/09 | Ryan McClung
    In a bit of random news, a federal judge ruled last week that Dinosaur Aventure Land, a creationism theme park in Pensacola, Florida, would be seized. The park's owners were convicted of tax fraud and the land the park inhabits and the two bank accounts associated with it will be expropriated to satisfy $430,400 owed to the federal government in taxes. The seizure of the property is the result of 17 years of the park's owner, Kent Hovind, fighting the federal government over $470,000 in employee taxes owed. Hovind claimed he was employed by God and his "ministers" -- I'm...
  • Creationist Governor Featured Speaker at RNC Meeting (Tim Pawlenty)

    07/21/2009 11:42:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies · 1,866+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | July 21, 2009 | Charles Johnson
    ...Like Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and almost every other so-called GOP “frontrunner,” Pawlenty is a creationist, who’s in favor of teaching “intelligent design” creationism to children as science...
  • Signature in the Cell

    07/21/2009 9:44:16 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 518+ views
    Campus Report ^ | July 21, 2009 | Emily Kanyi
    Signature in the Cell by: Emily Kanyi, August 21, 2009 Stephen Meyer’s book, Signature in the Cell does not attempt to unravel the age-old mystery of the origin of life. Instead, Meyer explicitly moves from the known to the unknown and draws from historical and scientific theories that seek to explain the origin of life, including Charles Darwin’s natural selection and James Watson and Francis Crick’s “revolutionary discovery” of the Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mystery. Based on his exploration of the science, Meyer concludes that the formation of life can be explained by the process of intricate design found in DNA...
  • Creationism piece no way to honor Darwin's birthday (Letter to the editor of the Boston Globe)

    07/20/2009 8:07:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 1,363+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 7/20/2009 | Steven Pinker
    SHAME ON you for publishing two creationist op-eds in two years from the Discovery Institute, a well-funded propaganda factory that aims to sow confusion about evolution. Virtually no scientist takes “intelligent design’’ seriously, and in the famous Dover, Pa., trial in 2005, a federal court ruled that it is religion in disguise. The judge referred to the theory’s “breathtaking inanity,’’ which is a fine description of Stephen Meyer’s July 15 op-ed “Jefferson’s support for intelligent design.’’ Well, yes, Thomas Jefferson died 33 years before Darwin published “The Origin of Species.’’ And Meyer’s idea that the DNA code implies a code...
  • Ice Sheets Can Retreat 'In A Geologic Instant,' Study Of Prehistoric Glacier Shows

    07/10/2009 2:41:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 68 replies · 1,545+ views
    Science News ^ | June 22, 2009 | University at Buffalo
    Modern glaciers, such as those making up the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, are capable of undergoing periods of rapid shrinkage or retreat, according to new findings by paleoclimatologists at the University at Buffalo... The proof of such rapid retreat of ice sheets provides one of the few explicit confirmations that this phenomenon occurs. Should the same conditions recur today, which the UB scientists say is very possible, they would result in sharply rising global sea levels, which would threaten coastal populations...The researchers used a special dating tool at UB to study rock samples they extracted from a large fjord...
  • Creationism question 'misleading'

    07/07/2009 8:35:58 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 340+ views
    An exam board has scrapped a GCSE biology question about creationism after admitting it could be misleading. The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance paper asked pupils how the Bible's theory of creation seeks to explain the origins of life. AQA stressed that pupils taking its biology GCSE were not required to study creationism as a scientific theory. But it admitted that describing it as a "theory" could be misleading, and said it would review the wording of papers. The review was prompted by a complaint from teachers and a university lecturer. 'Misleading' In a statement, AQA said: "Merely asking a question...
  • Making a Monkey Out of Darwin

    06/30/2009 4:44:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 750+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2009 | Pat Buchanan
    "You have no notion of the intrigue that goes on in this blessed world of science," wrote Thomas Huxley. "Science is, I fear, no purer than any other region of human activity; though it should be." As "Darwin's bulldog," Huxley would himself engage in intrigue, deceit and intellectual property theft to make his master's theory gospel truth in Great Britain. He is quoted above for two reasons. First is House passage of a "cap-and-trade" climate-change bill. Depending on which scientists you believe, the dire consequences of global warming are inconvenient truths -- or a fearmongering scheme to siphon off the...
  • Why Creation and Prophecy Can’t be Separated

    06/30/2009 9:43:35 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 11 replies · 823+ views
    American Vision ^ | June 29, 2009 | Gary DeMar
    When I wrote my article “ Why Young People are Leaving the Church” I knew it would generate some response. I was taken to task by a few Young earth Creationists (YEC) because I did not point out the dangers of Old Earth Creationist (OEC) arguments and how they create serious theological problems such as disease and death before the fall. Some OECs have attempted to answer this objection exegetically. YECists can and do disagree with OEC arguments, but they can’t accuse OECists of not appealing to the Bible to make their case (see here). My point, however, was to...
  • Do Gay Animals Change Evolution?

    06/18/2009 7:42:41 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 49 replies · 1,573+ views
    scientificamerican. ^ | June 16, 2009 | Katherine Harmon
    Homosexual behavior seems pointedly un-Darwinian. An animal that doesn't pass along genes by mating with the opposite sex at every, well, conceivable opportunity, seems to be at an evolutionary disadvantage. So what’s in it for the 450-plus species that go for same-sex sex? Two evolutionary biologists from University of California, Riverside, set out to answer that question in a paper published today in Trends in Ecology and Evolution. "It's been observed a lot," says Nathan Bailey, a post-doctoral researcher at U.C. Riverside and lead study author, of same-sex sexual behavior in animals. "But it took people a long time to...
  • Who goes to a creationist museum?

    06/16/2009 11:28:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 164 replies · 2,990+ views
    BBC News ^ | June 14, 2009 | Peter Jackson
    While celebrations are on-going this year to mark Charles Darwin's bicentenary, there's at least one place that won't be toasting his memory - a creationist museum in Kentucky, US.
  • Loch Ness ‘monster’ caught on video?

    06/10/2009 11:38:12 AM PDT · by mnehring · 25 replies · 3,013+ views
    A 55-year-old laboratory technician visiting Loch Ness has reportedly captured on video ‘the finest footage ever taken of the elusive mythical creature reputed to swim beneath the waters of Scotland’s most mysterious lake.’1,2 Gordon Holmes, from Yorkshire, UK, recalls the moment he sighted and videoed the creature: ‘I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this jet black thing, about 45 feet (15 metres) long, moving fairly fast in the water,’ he said. ‘My initial thought is it could be a very big eel, they have serpent-like features and they may explain all the sightings in Loch Ness over the...
  • Creation museum still draws crowds, ruffles feathers after 2 Years

    06/01/2009 4:22:27 PM PDT · by OneVike · 56 replies · 1,006+ views
    Christianity today ^ | 6/1/09 | Aaron J Leichman
    The controversial Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., marked its second anniversary this past week with slightly lower numbers than its first year but with much excitement. “We enter our third year excited about the growing opportunities the museum provides for reaching people with the creation gospel message,” commented Ken Ham, the founder and president of the 70,000-square foot museum. “We believe God is using us to make a difference in our post-Christian culture, and we will continue to do everything we can to help believers defend the Word of God, from the very first verse,” he added. When the museum...
  • Common Sense Christian Part One: Creationism versus Evolution

    05/26/2009 6:18:06 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 23 replies · 721+ views
    Virginia Christian Alliance ^ | May 26, 2009 | Greene Hollowell and Evan Moore
    Promoting Creationism as Revealed in the Book of Genesis, in Six 24-Hour Days Refuting Darwinian Evolution, Theistic Evolution, Gap and Age-Day Theories, and Progressive Creationism by Greene Hollowell and Evan Moore Virginia Christian Alliance Introduction Creationism and evolution have been in opposition ever since the latter's introduction by Charles Darwin in 1858. Their conflicting views come as no surprise since creationism is derived from Christianity, while evolution is claimed to be derived from science. Christianity revolves around the concept of faith in Jesus Christ, and science revolves around the pursuit of evidence in nature. In light of today's growing focus...
  • Crushed Lemur Monkey is an Insult to the Evolution Hoax

    05/20/2009 12:19:27 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 189 replies · 5,081+ views
    American Daily Review ^ | 05/20/09 | Yomin Postelnik
    In the latest act of media hyped pseudo-science, aka liberal/conventional science, the discovery of the crushed and flattened fossil of a lemur monkey, that while alive had a shattered left wrist, is being touted as the needed “proof” of Darwinian theory. For the first time, all scientists interviewed freely admit that the theory of evolution had gaping holes in it. They just claim that all of the answers lie in the packaged, crush fossil that spent the last 20 years hanging on someone’s wall. In other words, they admit that until yesterday, anyone who claimed that there was anything close...