Posts tagged "Evolution"

Without Charles Darwin there’d still be Evolution

Darwinian evolution or Darwin’s theory of evolution is language often used by creationists. This is meant to try and undermine the science by implying it’s simply the opinion of one man. But it’s not the Darwin theory of evolution, it’s the scientific theory of evolution. And there’s no reason not to simply refer to it... Read more »

Creationist Mark Thompson responds to James Kirk Wall

On January 5th I released an article titled Bill Nye vs. creationist Ken Ham defending science from theology where I supported what was an upcoming debate at the time but also offered warning and advice on dealing with creationist dishonesty. A Biblical creationist by the name of Mark Thompson took issue with my piece and... Read more »

Ken Ham uses young earth arguments debunked over 20 years ago in Bill Nye debate

Typically young earth creationists don’t use previously debunked arguments. They’ll simply invent new ones and hope there’s some kind of shelf life before they too start to smell funny when unwrapped. The creationists who have at least a tiny bit of integrity will do this, Ken Ham apparently has none. In his debate with Bill... Read more »
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Dear Glenn Beck, human rights have never come from god

Whenever you hear someone claim that rights come from god, that speaker is a person who (intentionally or unintentionally) wants to take your rights away. That is someone who wants a theocracy. It’s not about using god to claim that you have rights (even though that in itself is absolute nonsense), it’s about others claiming... Read more »

James Kirk Wall responds to Ray Comfort’s faith attack on science

It’s not difficult to defeat a creationist in argumentation who claims that their position is founded on science and reason. You don’t need to be a scientist or get into the weeds of DNA. All you need is to remember are the basic fundamentals of biology that you likely learned in 5th grade, but might... Read more »

Creationism forced on students in Louisiana

Activist Zack Kopplin and Senator Karen Carter Peterson lost a third bid to repeal the so called Louisiana’s Science Education Act. This misguided law that should have been repealed allows mentally unqualified science teachers to “supplement” evolution with creationism. Under that logic Mother Goose should be used to supplement U.S. History and Harry Potter should... Read more »
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Blame Genesis, not Plato, for delays in evolutionary science

When fellow biologists read Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species in the 19th century, some outspokenly questioned why they didn’t think of it themselves. The evidence was all around them, especially in human guided breeding of animals such as pigeons and dogs. So why was something so obvious not discovered and well defined centuries if not... Read more »

James Kirk Wall responds to Intelligent Design and NDE argument for faith

First I would like to thank Rajiv Sobhee for his willingness to engage and publicize this discussion. Rajiv represents many people who believe in a greater intelligence but don’t subscribe to Christianity or any organized religion. In his essay Mr. Sobhee uses the classic complexity argument for design, has a brief blurb on quantum physics,... Read more »

Dear Republican Party, stop attacking science

It’s not even the end of January and Republican state representatives have already introduced anti-science bills across several states including Arizona, Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Colorado this year. It’s obvious that no message is coming from Republican leadership to stop this, so the entire party deserves blame and ridicule. If there are any scientifically minded... Read more »
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Atheists and everyone should eat more plants and less meat in 2013

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. – Albert Einstein Living long and healthy while maintaining a sustainable environment is an important issue for everyone, but especially those who believe that the world is not going to end any... Read more »