Posts tagged "creationism"

Kansas Chill

06 December 2005 Although University of Kansas religion professor Paul Mirecki’s controversial course, “Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design and Creationism,” has been cancelled at the professor’s own request, Republican Kansas State Representative Brenda Landwehr is unsatisfied. The course, originally named to identify Intelligent Design as a “religious mythology,” became news after the publication of...

Daily Links 03 August 2005

Dumb Monkey Nation Bush has “roiled” the evolution debate with his comments that “both sides” of the question should be taught in public schools. The NYT dutifully follows suit by presenting “both sides” of opinion on the matter, quote machines Rev. Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and Chuck Colson of Prison Fellowship. We...

Daily Links 14 January 2005

Stickerless Science U.S. Federal Judge Clarence Cooper has dealt a strong blow to the Intelligent Design movement by ruling that a Georgia school district must remove the stickers it had placed in science textbooks telling students that evolution is an unproven theory, not a fact, and that they should approach their study of it with an open,...

Daily Links 08 December 2004

Dinosaurs Were Created, Too “Uneasy answering questions about radiocarbon dating? Rock layers? Natural selection? Do you want to believe in six literal days, but you’re still confused about the big bang or Grand Canyon? You’ll find answers here!” Metafilter plans a day-trip to “the world’s most unusual museum,” (sorry, Ripley’s), The Creation Museum, soon to open in Petersburg,...

Daily Links 07 December 2004

Schadenfreude Liberal mega-bloggers are indulging in some misplaced schadenfreude over the sad and ugly story of an Iowa Assemblies of God youth pastor charged with the sexual exploitation of a child — a 17-year-old congregant — the day after Bush introduced the man and his wife to the nation as good family values folks who’ve benefitted from...

Daily Links 04 December 2004

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Make ‘Em Join You Fast on the heels of the recent victories for “Intelligent Design” curriculum in public schools, comes the increasing popularity of this creationist meme, today transmitted by Rod Tussing, in The Arizona Republic: “Darwinism is an ‘interpretation’ of the world and its origin and, therefore, qualifies as a religion....

Darwin-Free Fun

Not everything at Dinosaur Adventure Land, a creationism theme park in Pensacoloa, Florida, is about dinosaurs. For instance, there’s the “Nerve-Wracking Ball,” “a bowling ball on a rope, dangling from a tall tree branch. A child stands before the ball, and then a park guide gives it a shove from a specific angle, so that it...