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Creating “Models” to “Confirm” Young Earth Creationism, or, How a Pair of Tortoises Travelled from the Amazon to the Seychelles

by William Trollinger “Seychelles Giant Tortoise eating” by flicksmores is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  Young Earth creationism has its own, unusual scientific method. Most scientists will not recognize it as a “scientific method.” Be that as it may, it...

Child Soldiers in the Creation/Evolution War

by Adam Laats Adam Laats is Professor of Education and History (by courtesy) at Binghamton University (State University of New York). His books include: Fundamentalism and Education in the Scopes Era: God, Darwin, and the Roots of America’s Culture Wars...

The Fundamentalist Quest for a Gentler God: Rewriting the Story of the Flood

by William Trollinger Photograph taken by Susan Trollinger. Righting America, p. 55. For more images and information about the museum, go to creationmuseum.org In her blog post, “Death Outside the Ark . . . Made Vivid,” Sue Trollinger discusses the...

Fundamentalists, Catholics, and Two Very Different Uses of Evolutionary Theory

by Pete Cajka Pete Cajka is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department at Notre Dame and a faculty affiliate with the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism. He is an intellectual and cultural historian of the twentieth...

In Defense of Atheism

by Sarah Olson Sarah Olson is an undergraduate student majoring in microbiology at Oregon State University, and a member of the National Association of Science Writers. She works at a bookstore curating their science and math sections and reviews popular science books...

More on Science and Religion as Casualties in an Unnecessary War

by Frederick W. Schmidt The Reverend Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt, Jr. holds the Rueben P. Job Chair in Spiritual Formation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL, and directs the Job Institute for Spiritual Formation. He is an Episcopal Priest,...