Category Archives: Intelligent Design Creationism Watch

Georgia Southern University responds to FFRF/Dawkins complaint

A few days ago I reported that the Dawkins Foundation and the Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a complaint with Georgia Southern University (a state school) about the religious proselytizing of Associate Professor Emerson T. McMullen. I contributed a bit to the complaint by showing how McMullen’s claims about evolution were dead wrong, and how he was […]

My New Republic piece on the Pope and evolution

The New Republic has already published a slightly edited version of my post on Pope Francis’s views about evolution, and you can find it there under the title: “Stop celebrating the Pope’s views on evolution and the Big Bang. They make no sense.” As always, go over and see it, if for no other reason to […]

The FFRF, Dawkins, and I criticize a Georgia professor who teaches creationism in a public university

A team of us, including Richard Dawkins, Professor Ceiling Cat, and, especially, the lawyers and co-presidents of the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), have gotten together to protest the religious proselytizing of a professor at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, Emerson T. McMullen. Although an associate professor of history, McMullen teaches courses like these, which […]

Pope Francis gives evolution the thumbs up, but still avows creationism

A famous anecdote from 19th century New England involves Margaret Fuller, an early feminist and ardent exponent of the spiritual movement of transcendentalism. Besotted by her emotions, she once blurted out, “I accept the universe!”  When he heard of this, the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle remarked dryly, “Gad—she’d better.” While the story may be apocryphal, […]

Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ creationism

Today’s strip deals with creationist ignorance: I wonder where the complex Abrahamic God sprang from? Oh, I forgot—it’s not complex, but very simple! And it was there all along! The strip, according to its author’s mass email, was inspired by this ridiculous video from Think Islam; the title is “Atheism explained in 45 seconds” (what […]

Accommodationism at the American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City is perhaps the finest museum of its type in the U.S. My old friend Betsy visited it during her trip to NYC with her husband to see the Rigged Dog Debate, and she sent me a picture from her visit to the Museum’s Hall of Human Origins. The […]

Colbert on Jindal: A black mark on Brown University

by Greg Mayer On Monday night’s episode of his show, Stephen Colbert sarcastically endorsed Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal in the 2016 presidential race, lauding him as a “down-home guy who’s learned to stop learning.” Jindal is best known for his disastrous 2009 response to Obama’s address to Congress, and his pushing of creationism in Louisiana […]

Non Sequitur on creationism and offended religionists

Today’s Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller features creationism and a kid who must be getting advice from the Discovery Institute:   h/t: Linda Grilli

Proof that Intelligent Design is about religion

I don’t read the Intelligent Design (ID) websites, but alert—and masochistic—reader Richard called my attention to a comment (or rather a moderated comment) on a post at the ID site Uncommon Descent. Here’s what appeared in the comments: Blasphemy!!!! As Richard noted in his email: “All Science all the time, not at all religious, no […]

Guest post: “The mind boggles: four leading UK universities accept creationist pseudoscience diploma as entry qualification”

by Matthew Cobb Over at The Guardian, young PhD student Jonny Scaramanga has just given Andrew Brown a lesson in a) how to write a decent article and b) why it is important to oppose creationism—and other pseudoscientific beliefs associated with religion, including in the UK. Scaramanga was educated at a UK creationist school between the […]

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