In a breathless, passionate, yet level-headed 15 part series, YouTube user, paleontologist, ex-Christian, and potential Space Coyote
presents an uncommonly well-written and presented argument against what he identifies as the 14 "Fundamental Falsehoods of Creationism." [more inside]
Ben Stein's Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
, a pro-Intelligent Design, anti-evolution polemic, arrived in theaters Friday to overwhelmingly negative reviews
and anemic ticket sales
. In response to the claims made in the film comes Expelled Exposed
, a website which seeks to "show you why this movie is not a documentary at all, but anti-science propaganda aimed at creating the appearance of controversy where there is none."
"Imagine, if you will, a load of horseshit."
John Scalzi with everything you need to know about the $27 million Creation Museum.
"In the first room of the Creation Museum tour there’s a display of two paleontologists unearthing a raptor skeleton. One of them, a rather avuncular fellow, explains that he and the other paleontologist are both doing the same work, but that they start off from different premises: He starts off from the Bible and the other fellow (who does not get to comment, naturally) starts off from “man’s reason,” and really, that’s the only difference between them: “different starting points, same facts,” is the mantra for the first portion of the museum."
Don't forget the photo tour.
Well, this settles everything:
Kirk Cameron debunks evolution.
The Earth is Not Moving
. From the foreword: "The second [goal] is to establish a real understanding of how the theory which says that the Earth turns on an axis and orbits the sun has triumphed in spite of having no evidence whatsoever to support it." The explanation of why tides can't possibly be due to the Moon's gravity
is particularly enlightening. As Wikipedia's page on modern geocentrism
points out, General Relativity says that all frames of reference are equally valid, so at least some of these people aren't completely
wrong. Will the return of geocentrism be the next step after creationism? When do we get to burn witches again? First link [via].