Category Archives: Intelligent Design Creationism Watch

Kent Hovind and other theologians justify Biblical genocide

If you’ve read the Old Testament, a grueling task that I actually accomplished, you’ll know about the many genocides ordered by Yahweh. Many were the tribes slain by the Israelits on God’s command, including, besides the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites. Theologians have spent a lot of […]

Ben Carson’s shameful and willful scientific ignorance

Ben Carson, former neurosurgeon, Seventh-Day Adventist, and overall ignoramus about science, is now the front-runner for the Republican Presidential nomination. I’m hoping he wins that nomination because he’s a born loser, and Hillary (or whoever) would defeat him handily. But I doubt he’ll be the candidate, for although my opinion of Americans’ political acumen is pretty low, I […]

Is Ben Carson still a creationist?

Well, all the headlines from the past several days say “yes,” but every story online appears to be a reprint of a piece by Dave Boucher in The Tennessean, “Ben Carson touts creationism during Nashville speech.” (Don’t papers do their own reporting any more?). At any rate, the Tennessean doesn’t really show that Carson is still a creationist—at least not […]

Maine governor appoints creationist as head of state education commission

According to the Raw Story and an article in the Bangor Daily News, Maine’s ultra-right-wing governor Paul LePage has appointed one of his political cronies, Bill Beardsley, as head of the state’s education commission. Beardsley is a creationist. Can it get much more ridiculous than that? But it’s worse, for the governor is a creationist as […]

“Proof of God” Kickstarter about to expire, with a pitiful and hilarious take

This Kickstarter project, which I wrote about in August, intends to PROVE that God exists by showing that evolution is bogus. Back then it had $0 in contributions. Well, they’ve gone up a bit, and the project expires about 4 p.m. Chicago time. Here’s a precis of the goals:    In order to prove God exists we […]

Readers’ creationist comments of the week

The creationists and fundies have been pretty quiet lately, but two readers have tried to inject their creationist views into the comments. Respond if you want; they’re not going to be posting here again. First, reader “Joe” had this to say about the post “Ben Carson on evolution: an ignorant (or duplicitious) Presidential candidate”:  Reality?? […]

Canadian human biology textbook flirts with creationism

A reader reported to me that this book, which came out in Canada on February 6, contains at least a bit of dicey material about evolution. The material comes uncomfortably close to certain tropes of creationism. The book’s Amazon description is below the cover picture: “The only title written for Canadian pre-health courses, Human Biology, Anatomy, […]

Ben Carson admits climate change (i.e., it might be cooler tomorrow than today), and some “microevolution”

I am growing weary of pointing out the stupid things said by Republicans and creationists (there’s considerable overlap), which is like crying, “Look, that lion ate a gazelle!” One gets to a point where it’s neither new nor interesting. But in the interest of documenting the scientific missteps of Presidential candidates, especially when it comes to evolution, I submit […]

Lawrence Krauss on Ben Carson (it’s not pretty)

When I wrote my post on Sept. 24 dissecting Ben Carson’s ignorance of cosmology and evolution, I realized at the end that the people who would read here it already agreed with me, and that I had spent over two hours basically entertaining myself. Still, at least the problems with his creationist views of the […]

Ben Carson on evolution: an ignorant (or duplicitous) Presidential candidate

I don’t care how good a surgeon Ben Carson was (and he was reportedly a terrific one), he’s still pig-ignorant when it comes to evolution, geology, and cosmology. And that ignorance—regardless of whether he doesn’t know the facts, knows them but eludes them and is lying for Jesus, or truly believes that the facts support creation […]


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