Category Archives: Intelligent Design Creationism Watch

West Virginia lawsuit alleging that evolution is a faith is unceremoniously tossed out of court

On May 27 I wrote about a lawsuit filed by one Kenneth Smith of West Virginia, a suit alleging that evolution was a “faith.” Of course, Smith had to claim damages, so the suit further argued that his daughter’s future education and prospects for veterinary school were being damaged by requiring her to learn evolutionary “faith”. Here are some […]

More creationist nonsense from Ben Carson: why we didn’t come from a “slime pit of promiscuous chemicals”

I’ve already written at length about Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson’s creationism (see here), which is even odder coming from a neurosurgeon. But of course we know that among all those who use scientific information, doctors and engineers are among the most likely to be creationists. Carson has also equated homosexuality with bestiality and pedophilia, although […]

An author jumps the shark on evolution

Wikipedia describes Perry Marshall like this: Perry Sink Marshall (born April 10, 1969) is an American online marketing strategist, entrepreneur, and author of several books, most notably the bestsellers Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords and Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising. He speaks at conferences and corporate events and runs seminars about Google AdWords and Pay-per-click […]

Ontario school officials respond—or rather, fail to respond—to queries about why they don’t require teaching human evolution

A short while ago I reported, based on a post  on DarwinQuixote site, that while the province of Ontario requires teaching of evolution in secondary-school biology classes, there’s no requirement for teaching human evolution. A colleague of the DarwinQuixote author wrote to Ontario’s Ministry of Education asking about this omission, and got the following reply: “Ensuring that curriculum […]

Kickstarter project: Creationists try to prove God exists by asking for money for a Galápagos trip

I’m exhausted from writing about science, so don’t expect much substantive stuff for the rest of the day. But here’s a bit of popular science, or rather unpopular science: a lovely Kickstarter Project by a creationist, one Christian Klingeler. Klingeler is apparently studying evolutionary psychology at a good university but is also a creationist who accepts a “multi-stage” […]

Christian child: existence of Jupiter violates theory of evolution

I have no fricking idea why the existence of the planet Jupiter should violate evolutionary theory, but this Australian child clearly thinks it not only does, but also testifies to the glory of God. Can anybody explain the evolution part? The sad part is that the audience probably took this claim at face value. Here’s […]

Oklahoma homeschool “science fair,” associated with state university, perverts science by making it support God

From yesterday’s issue of, a site for news from Oklahoma, we hear that the University of Oklahoma, a public institution, has apparently gotten itself entangled with a homeschool “science fair” that prioritizes faith over fact—in fact, it contaminates the science with God. The site reports this: Yesterday afternoon, an Ogle Mole alerted me to a […]

Rabbi doubts evolution, “but not because of religion”

The title of the article at issue is a masterpiece of dissimulation, because if you read the piece you’ll find that its author, a rabbi, is skeptical completely because of religion. In fact, I’ve known of only one evolution-denier who didn’t form that opinion on religious grounds (it’s David Berlinski, and I suspect he’s a secret believer), although […]

A d*g denies evolution

This was sent by Dan Dennett, who said that although it’s not great, it has its moments. And it does.

Does Scalia really think that humanity is 5,000 years old?

Here’s a bit of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s commencement address at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic girls school teaching students from kindergarten through 12th grade (age 18). This was his granddaughter’s commencement, which accounts for why he spoke. Scalia is a devout Catholic. I start the video at 2:32, where Scalia remarks that […]


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