Despite a court-ordered ban on the teaching of creationism in US schools, about one in eight high-school biology teachers still teach it as valid science, a survey reveals. And, although almost all teachers also taught evolution, those with less training in science – and especially evolutionary biology – tend to devote less class [...]
..has a shock exposé about the truth behind the grand canyon (“it was formed in a couple of days after Noah’s Flood says random wild guess by Bible scholar with no knowledge of geography”), and an exclusive interview with creationist (and jailed fraudster*) Kent Hovind.
Ok. Maybe not – it’s my favorite [...]
The reviews of Roland Emmerich’s new movie, 10,000 B.C. (“A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter’s journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe”) are starting to come through, and it sounds like a bigger crapfest than Apocalypto:
In 10,000 BC, you’ve got Egyptian pyramids being built [...]
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I’ve just come across the External Delivery website, and am shocked, SHOCKED, to find out that what I was taught in school was wrong! -
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The folks over at Whateveresque have been busy translating John Scalzi’s trip to the Creation museum (which we talked about last month) into LOLCat. Pages and pages of hilarious fun. My favorite is by Johnny Highground:
The NY Times meets some Young Earth/Creationist Geologists, and discusses the increasing ‘respectability’ of Flood-Geology:
On a muggy afternoon in July, a group of geologists from around the country put on some bug spray and fanned out along one of Ohio’s richest fossil beds. The rock walls were slippery and steep at points, and some [...]
In short: John Scalzi takes a day trip to the Creationism Museum, and mercilessly mocks the stupidity therein. The photos he took are amazing, and includes what may just possibly be the coolest photo ever:
Intelligent Design is not science, and shouldn’t be classified in the evolution section. Go and sign the petition to fix that here.
I noticed that there were a lot of these intelligent design books in the evolution section,” says Shaw, who’s researching the evolution of sloths, anteaters, and armadillos as she works on her [...]