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Creationist teacher will finally get the boot

If you're a long-time reader of the site, you might remember a guy by the name of John Freshwater. I wrote about him in 2009 after he was facing dismissal for 1) teaching creationism in his science class, 2) telling his students gays are evil sinners, and 3) burning crosses in the arms of some of his students. A shittier science teacher, there is not. Well, it finally looks like the lengthy process of firin ...

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40% of Americans are creationist idiots

Hey America, how do you know whether or not your public education system is failing? How about the fact almost half of your adult population is convinced the Earth is about as old as the Agrarian Revolution (when we went from hunters to farmers). Nice, huh? If you're wondering what other Western country has such abysmally ignorant people, the answer is Turkey, a similarly religious country that also has a s ...

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How to spank a creationist

I like Ken, and I appreciate the hard work he does to fight creationism, despite sharing many of their beliefs. The saddest thing about him, however, is he still tries to reconcile his ludicrous superstitious beliefs with science. By the end of his book, Finding Darwin's God, I had to shake my head in disbelief as he tried to use quantum indeterminacy as a mechanism with which God influences evolution. Fuck ...

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Louisiana dummies shocked that kids are learning Evolution

Ah, creationism; no matter how you dress it up, it's still a steaming pile of horse shit. Every year it's the same thing: a group of ignorant and highly religious parents become upset their children are actually receiving an education as to how life adapts and changes over time, and their reaction is to try and insert their creationist materials (which they hilariously call "intelligent design") into classr ...

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Teacher Fail

Here's a clip from a BBC documentary "Science Friction" which aired back in '96. As you can see, very little has changed or improved since then. Ignorant jackasses like Joe Wilkey still think they have some sort of powerful insight about creationism that justifies their literal interpretation of mythology. Never mind the fact he's totally violating the law by teaching his creationist nonsense in school; he' ...

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GOP candidate defends his creationist beliefs

What's wrong with this particular story: a GOP candidate gets "accused" of supporting the teaching of evolution in classrooms, and of saying the Bible is not the infallible word of God, and his reaction to the ad is to re-affirm his commitment to the idea the Earth is only 6000 years old. As a Christian and as a public servant, I have never wavered in my belief that this world and everything in it is a mast ...

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Calamities of Nature

A fan of the site (they exist apparently) sent me a link to this webcomic, Calamities of Nature,  and I thought some of them had some pretty genuinely funny and interesting points to make about religion, the Pope, and creationism. I feel as though the character of Aaron has a lot in common with little old me. I just have to ask one question though: where the fuck are his eyes? ...

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World Nut Daily does it again

Do you not rejoice at the endless display of insanity that is the World Net Daily? I am utterly in awe of this website's ability to draw such a huge audience, while simultaneously being one of the ugliest, more poorly presented idiot "news" sites on the planet. It looks like the late 90's puked all over this thing. Today's crusty old man with a religious chip on his shoulder is one David Kupelian, whose art ...

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Why journalists can’t help but put “evolution is wrong” in their headlines

I regularly read "The Guardian". They normally have a pretty decent science coverage, but the latest article entitled "Why everything you know about evolution is wrong" outraged me enough I felt the need to talk about it. The article starts simply enough, referring to the burgeoning science of epigenetics, and how some researchers are finding genes that become expressed due to environmental factors can effe ...

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