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Podcast #195 – Ham-on-Nye Recap

We analyze the recent Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate on the scientific viability of Creationism. While we’re at it, we discuss the new HBO documentary Questioning Darwin and Kevin Jackson’s e-book Darwin’s Odyssey: The Voyage of the Beagle (available for Kindle). And … Continue reading

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Teach the controversy: Russian edition

We’ve gotten used to hearing that Creationism and Intelligent Design are peculiar to the United States.  Other places, especially Europe, not so much. Unfortunately, that is changing.  There’s increasing pressure from religious factions in the United Kingdom, and Australians continue … Continue reading

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Bob Wright on the Behe Brouhaha: Mea Culpa

I know I’ve posted about this a couple of times before, but this onion keeps growing new layers.  Over the weekend, bloggingheads.tv Robert Wright (The Evolution of God) posted a conversation with science journalist George Johnson, in which Wright offers … Continue reading

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More fallout from the Behe bloggingheads.tv brouhaha

How to deal with Creationists and Intelligent Design proponents?  It’s a bit of a Catch-22: one the one hand, unless we consistently, frequently and forcefully confront their nonsense, we might give them free rein to convince the general public that … Continue reading

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The Voyage that Shook the World

by John C. Snider © 2009 If you buy the latest Creationist explanation, Charles Darwin was a fantasy-prone naif who “fabricated stories” as a boy, fell for a bunch of geological uniformitarianist claptrap, got mad at God for the deaths … Continue reading

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You’re (not) doin’ fine, Oklahoma

We take you to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the corn is as high as Ganesha’s eye.  Tulsa mayoral candidate Anna Falling has big plans for the city, and at the top of her list is to install a Creationist display at … Continue reading

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Fly Creationism

This cartoon from Harper’s “Mr. Fish” pretty much sums it up.

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Squeaker in Texas

The Dallas Morning News reports “the State Board of Education on Thursday narrowly turned aside a last-ditch effort by social conservatives to require that ‘weaknesses’ in the theory of evolution be taught in science classes in Texas.”  It was a … Continue reading

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Podcast #31 – Eugenie Scott

We talk to Dr. Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) about the recent action by the Texas Board of Education [www.tea.state.tx.us/sboe] that places three creationists on the six-member committee that reviews science standards [link].  … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s Jindal Signs Stealth Creationism Bill

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN2719223520080627 The day before we recorded episode #20 of the podcast, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed the Louisiana Science Education Act, which is essentially designed to protect teachers who might want to insert creationist teachings into public school biology classrooms.  … Continue reading

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