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Righting and Wronging America at the Creation Museum

by William Trollinger What will happen to museums in this post-truth age? Is there a productive way in which to respond to culture war rhetoric? These were but two of the questions Sue and I were asked in response to our presentation last Wednesday on “Righting and...

The Making of a Creationist Theme Park: Part One

Ark Encounter: The Making of a Creationist Theme Park (NYU, 2018) is the latest work from James Bielo. Below is the first half of the rightingamerica interview with James regarding this fascinating book. James S. Bielo is Assistant Professor in the Dept. of...

Presuppositionalism, the Fundamentalist Bubble, and Donald Trump

William Trollinger The fundamentalist bubble is not simply a matter of separate schools, institutions, and media. It is also a matter of separate ideas that cannot be challenged or disputed or proven untrue. It is a matter of impregnable presuppositions. At the...

Interpreting the Ark’s Apocalypse: Responding to Praise from Answers in Genesis

by Emma Bloomfield Today’s post comes from our colleague Emma Frances Bloomfield, an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who studies the intersection of science, religion, and politics from a rhetorical perspective. She received her PhD from...