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Ken Ham and the Government Subsidy that Makes Ark Encounter Possible

by William Trollinger Exterior of Ark Encounter. Photo copyright: Susan Trollinger (2018) In an article celebrating the five-year anniversary of Ark Encounter’s opening, Ken Ham continued to issue misleading (now there’s an understatement!) comments regarding...

“Social Justice is Anti-Biblical”: Ken Ham as Promoter of Biblical Illiteracy

by William Trollinger Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Image via abc7Chicago.com. Every time I think that things can’t get worse at Answers in Genesis (AiG), they do. The ever-intrepid Dan Phelps has noticed that on March 05, 2021 AiG replaced their original...

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...