Category Archives: Intelligent Design Creationism Watch

Meanwhile, back in Muncie. . .

Home of Ball State University (BSU), the Midwest’s outpost of the Discovery Institute, Muncie, Indiana also harbors a newspaper, the Muncie Star Press. That paper always refused to take a stand on the controversy about BSU’s intelligent-design (ID) Astronomy and Physics course of Professor Eric Hedin, a course that was finally deep-sixed when the Freedom from Religion Foundation […]

I was prescient! Bill Nye and the Ark Park

Mike Greer, a retired Baptist minister, is a rarity: someone who seems to speak out about the abuses inflicted by people who claim to have God on their side. He writes for Religion Dispatches, but that doesn’t mean he’s soft on faith. You can see that in his new piece, “Did the ‘Science Guy’ Bill […]

Creationist bill pending in Ohio legislature

The Albatross is preventing me from digging deeper into this story, but a report at i09 describes a pendingbill in the Ohio legislature that mandates teaching science in a way that favors creationism. It’s the “teach-both-sides” issue, but is couched in careful and weaselly language. Here’s the relevant part of Bill 597: (iii) The standards in science shall be […]

Two cartoons

First, the Jesus and Mo author comments on the recent crucifixions by ISIS. On a lighter note, Zippy does interpretive dance on a number of topics, including creationism:   Zippy’s figure of 42%, taken from a new Gallup Poll, is largely correct, but refers not to the age of the earth but to the proportion […]

Creationist “lab” probably staged, but certainly unused

A while back some creationist group did a video that showed one of their members in front of a lab, giving an air of scientific authority to their “research.” (Of course, IDers’ and other creationists’ “research” usually consists of finding pseudo-problems with evolution; they almost never do actual hands-on work in the lab or field.) […]

The bottom of the creationist barrel: the Argument from Photoshopped Cow

This does not appear to be a joke, but a picture of a Photoshopped cow that, according to the website Creation Moments, is good evidence for the Great Designer: While doing some research on the Internet recently, we came across this photo of a cow bearing a detailed map of the world on its hide. Was the […]

Texas newspaper: “Researchers” want to “prove” creationism

The August 14 Dallas Morning News (headline below, click it to see the article) presents as “news” something that is neither new nor accurate: This turns out to be just a report on the activities of the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) in Dallas. If you’ve been around a while, you’ll remember the ICR as the outfit […]

More buzz about Dembski

Intelligent design creationist William Dembski is speaking here on August 19; his topic is how his own mathematical analysis shows that natural selection can’t produce evolution. What surprises me is that Dembski doesn’t seem to have taken on board the fact that artificial selection can produce huge evolutionary change, which should also be impossible under Dembski’s claims. Further, we now have […]

Creationist Dembski gives academic talk at MY university!

An outraged alumnus of the University of Chicago called my attention to an upcoming “Computations in Science” Seminar. It is being given by none other than intelligent-design creationist William Dembski, famous for his characterization of ID in Touchstone Magazine: Intelligent design is just the Logos theology of John’s Gospel restated in the idiom of information theory. […]

McLeroy replies about the crucifixion

Okay, for a one-time bonus, I have allowed creationist and Biblical literalist  Don McLeroy to answer your questions about the supposed 500 witnesses to the Crucifixion, and I’ve asked him to respond to all of the readers’ serious questions.  He has begun to do so. But this is your chance to question a true believer […]


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