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The Racist Silence at the Heart of Answers in Genesis

by William Trollinger Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. – Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote...

Creationism U.S.A.: An Interview with Adam Laats

by William Trollinger Book cover for Adam Laats’ forthcoming Creationism USA: Bridging the Impasse on Teaching Evolution (Oxford University Press, 2021) Adam Laats has established himself as a brilliant and prolific scholar who has produced such noteworthy works...

The Rhetoric of the Lost Cause All Over Again, and Again

by Susan Trollinger Statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond, VA. Photo by Salwan Georges of The Washington Post (2020) The other day, I was reading David Blight’s fine book, Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, in preparation for a project that I am going...

Dinosaur Bones, Mark Meadows, Neo-Confederates, and the Tawdry World of Young Earth Creationism

by William Trollinger Ebenezer the Allosaurus on display at the Creation Museum. Copyright Susan L. Trollinger (2014). Ebenezer the Allosaurus is a star at the Creation Museum. But the story of Ebenezer is a window into the corruption, fraudulence, and right-wing...

What Might Islamists Teach Americans About Democracy?

by Ahmed Khanani Ahmed Khanani, author of All Politics are God’s Politics: Moroccan Islamism and the Sacralization of Democracy (Rutgers University Press, January 2021), is Plowshares Assistant Professor of Politics and co-director of the Center for Social...

We Believe in Dinosaurs: A Must-See Documentary on Ark Encounter

by Susan Trollinger and William Trollinger Image for “We Believe in Dinosaurs” documentary. If we were filmmakers, We Believe in Dinosaurs (directed by Monica Long Ross and Clayton Brown) is the film we would have wanted to make about the making of Ken...