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“A Spirit of Rebellion”: The Real Politics of Young-Earth Creationism

by Carl R. Weinberg Today’s post comes from Carl R. Weinberg, Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences and Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Indiana University in Bloomington. He is the author of Labor, Loyalty, and Rebellion: Southwestern Illinois...

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...

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,...

Science and Religion: The Casualties of an Unnecessary War

by Frederick W. Schmidt “Justus_Sustermans_-_Portrait_of_Galileo_Galilei,_1636” by VLN Physics 12 licensed under CC BY 2.0  The Reverend Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt, Jr. holds the Rueben P. Job Chair in Spiritual Formation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological...

Why Conservatives Aren’t Wrong to Fear Evolution

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...

Creationists Deny Global Warming (or, Deny that Global Warming Matters): Part 2

by William Trollinger “station fire – residents evacuate briggs terrace” by Anthony Citrano is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Last week Climate Central – a group of scientists and journalists that research and publicize facts about and impacts of climate change – put...