Why Zack Kopplin Is Losing Ground In The War Against Creationists

For the past eight years, 21-year-old Zack Kopplin has been fighting to keep creationism out of Louisiana’s science classrooms. Despite a series of setbacks and the feeling that he’s continually losing battles, Kopplin still feels he’ll win the war. We spoke with him to learn more. » 5/04/15 3:28pm 5/04/15 3:28pm

A Creationist Schism Is Tearing Apart A Christian College

The evolution-creationism debate has returned to Dayton, Tennessee—the site of the Scopes Monkey Trial. Except this time, the venue is not a courtroom but a Christian college, where faculty members have resigned and students have mounted protests. The issue? Whether Adam and Eve were the progenitors of humanity. » 5/15/14 4:57pm 5/15/14 4:57pm

Creationist Explains Why Dragons Were Totally Definitely Real

A thorny conundrum has been stuck in the craw of Biblical scholar 5th-level elf mage Darek Isaacs for quite some time now: If dragons are mythical creatures, and the Bible is the literal truth written by God's own big white hand, then why are dragons mentioned in the Bible!?!?!!? It would mean that GOD LIED. IT MAKES… » 8/15/13 5:20pm 8/15/13 5:20pm

Way Too Many Americans Have Neither Seen Nor Read Inherit the Wind

It's Sunday, the day, if you believe in supernatural phenomena like a fairy that collects human teeth or a morbidly obese saint that delivers toys each winter to all the illegitimate children he fathered, that a patriarchal Old Testament God with a capital "G" gave up on making Earth out of intergalactic clay because… » 6/03/12 1:00pm 6/03/12 1:00pm

New Bills Revive Intelligent Design Debate

With all the fighting over reproductive rights, unions, and healthcare, you've probably been thinking, let's fight about intelligent design again! Yes, the issue the nation already spent way too long discussing in the last decade is back, and poised to take up more time that could be spent debating real problems… » 3/17/11 10:45am 3/17/11 10:45am

22 Questions We Wish We'd Asked Sarah Palin

Withdrawal creeps up on you slowly, like, say a huntress in a helicopter when you're a slightly deaf wolf, and then all of a sudden, BAM!, something hits you square between the eyes and you howl in pain. That was what this Palin-less week was like for us. No more Wardrobe-gate! No more race-baiting! No more refusing… » 11/20/08 6:00pm 11/20/08 6:00pm

Judge Judy On Sarah Palin, Creationism, And A Woman's Right To Choose

Judge Judy was on The View » 9/09/08 4:30pm 9/09/08 4:30pm today, and I knew it would be good because she's actually close personal friends with B. Dubs. (They took a cruise together with Cindy Adams two years ago.) I wasn't really aware of any of JJ's political viewpoints, but I only assumed — because she relies so heavily on logic — that they…

"Is Believing In Creationism Grounds For A Breakup?"

It's time for another installment of Pot Psychology » 8/29/08 4:20pm 8/29/08 4:20pm, the "advice" column in which we attempt to solve everyone's problems with an herbal remedy. (Remember, kids: Don't do drugs!) In this episode, , the judge to my Judy, helps me answer questions about golden showers, pizza dough, and affectionate cats. Got a burning…

Caveman Confronts "View" Creationist Sherri Shepherd

When we first learned that the forthcoming sitcom Cavemen was based on those Geico car insurance commercials, we just sort of groaned. But we might be changing our minds after one of the show's stars, Nick Kroll, showed up in character on The View yesterday, and openly mocked Sherri Shepherd for not believing in… » 10/02/07 1:00pm 10/02/07 1:00pm