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The Rocks, and Not the Creation Museum, Are Biblical and Truthful

by Rodney Kennedy Rodney Kennedy has his M.Div. from New Orleans Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Louisiana State University. The pastor of 7 Southern Baptist churches over the course of 20 years, he pastored the First Baptist Church of Dayton (OH)...

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...

“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...

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...

Science Denial, White Supremacy, and Two Escapes

by William Trollinger “Flat Earth | Conspiracy Theory VOL.1” by Daniel Beintner is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0  I keep saying it. The denial of mainstream science, white supremacy, and the evangelical attachment to right-wing politics were all...

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...