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.
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.
Sure as daffodils in the springtime or Kilimanjaro rising like Olympus above the Serengeti, Creationists are currently upset with Cosmos — Neil deGrasse Tyson's science series* that's currently airing on Fox — for not giving any airtime to creationist theory.
As the executive director of the National Center for Science Education, Eugenie C. Scott has been on the front lines of the battle to keep creationism from being taught in public school science classes.
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…
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…
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…
A for-profit company and the non-profit behind the Creation Museum plan to build a creationism theme park in Kentucky by 2014. However, some question if the park, which includes a life-size Noah's Ark replica, should receive tax breaks for tourism.
Now that noted dingbat Christine O'Donnell has thrust her way into our national discourse, she must be stopped.
Heidi Montag guest co-hosted The View today, where she opined about creationism, evolution, the need for God in higher education, and told the gals that she and Spencer—who have been married for four months—are in couples counseling.
So, this Romanian woman's point-by-point takedown of Kirk Cameron's ludicrous The-Origin-of-Species-clever-undermining-scheme is on-target and everything. But, seriously, I'm kind of with Richard Dawkins on this one: don't bother debating Creationists. No one comes out looking good. [YouTube via MediaBistro]
Recently, the British Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, a popular attraction that attracts 120,000 visitors per year, is indoctrinating visitors with Creationist propaganda and "threatening public understanding".
Why is creationism teaching material for children so scary? In this clip, Everything Is Terrible compiles some that includes creepy puppets talking about "blood sacrifices" and shitty animation that sort of implies Adam and Eve were into bestiality.
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…