Posts tagged "creationism"
In the News: Prisons Churches, Museums, and, of course, Hobby Lobby

In the News: Prisons Churches, Museums, and, of course, Hobby Lobby

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
All Aboard the Ark: Rainbow Warriors vs. Climate Zombies

All Aboard the Ark: Rainbow Warriors vs. Climate Zombies

Competing claims about religion and the future of the planet on board Noah's Ark by Brook Wilensky-Lanford.
God's Favorite Place on Earth

God’s Favorite Place on Earth

By Maurice Chammah In Glen Rose, Texas, the director of a small Creation Evidence Museum expounds on his theories linking creationism, Israel, and laxatives.
In the News: The Pope, Indian Art & Advertising, Putin & More

In the News: The Pope, Indian Art & Advertising, Putin & More

A round-up of religion in the recent news.

Cooking the Books: A Review of “The Revisionaries”

By Nathan Schradle The Revisionaries, a documentary about the Texas State Board of Education, debuted at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

No time for games

Thanks to our friendly fellow blogger The Sensuous Curmudgeon for drawing our attention this story: a story about the quest for truth. A story about history and modernity. A story about one of the greatest stories ever told – with a children’s board game. And a story about the people who hate that game. In a...

The Medievals Loved Creation

Chris Armstrong on Emile Male and the medieval "love affair" with Creation:
On the theme of what I think can fairly be called medievals’ “Creation spirituality,” Male portrays medieval artists and art as saturated in that sense of the sacramentality of all created things that Gregory the Great bequeathed to the Middle Ages—the understanding that...

Science Education is Good. Intellectual Freedom is Good.

The first creationism bill of the year has hit the books in Kentucky, home state of the Creation Museum.  Sponsored by Republican state representative Tim Moore, an Air Force Academy alum, HR 169 would, "use, as permitted by the local school board, other instructional materials to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review...

Creationists on the Ballot

The Sensuous Curmudgeon makes a tally of some of the more prominent creationists on the ballot for state elections the coming weeks.  You've got Joan Heffington who's running against Sam Brownback in Kansas, for vote on August 3.  There's Terry Hemple running for county school board in Florida, for vote on August 9.  It's...

Science, the State Religion

Young-earth creationist and founder of Answers in Genesis, Ken Ham, is taking the Smithsonian's Natural Museum of Natural History to task for their new Hall of Human Origins.  "The purpose of this exhibit on the origin of man," he writes, "is not only to indoctrinate children and adults in evolution, but also atheism."  Ham,...

Old Time Evolution

13 February 2006 As far as media coverage and attracting the invaluable ire of one’s opponents is concerned,Evolution Sunday was a success, ranking national publicity and a deliciously-juvenile rebuttal from the staff of Intelligent Design headquarters, the Discovery Institute. In a statement titled, “On Evolution Sunday, It’s Give Me That Old Time Darwinist Religion,” the Discovery...

Salt Lake Evolution

23 January 2006 The Utah Senate initially approved a bill last Friday that would make public school teachers include anti-evolution caveats when teaching the about the origins of life: a position the ACLU, which opposes the bill, has likened to the textbook stickers included in biology textbooks in Cobb County, Georgia. A court later ruled that the...