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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...

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,...

A Belated Father’s Day Tribute, or Dad v. The Young Earth Creationists

by William Trollinger William Trollinger, Sr.’s Geologic Timetable William Trollinger, Sr. was a Denver-based petroleum geologist. He died in 2002. While I wish he were still around, I confess that I am glad he did not have to see the openings of the Creation...

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...

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...

White Supremacists, Fundamentalists, and the Ideology of Separation

by William Trollinger “Earth 2 – from Apollo 12” by Marc Van Nordenis licensed under CC BY 2.0 Once you “other” someone, then you can do anything to them. Rebecca Solnit is a wonderful writer, not just because she is masterful with words (and here I...