Topic / Creationism

Creationist’s anti-atheist movie wins ‘Best Science Film’ award

Earlier this year a 260-pound former professional boxer, ex-cop and fundamentalist Christian sat down to watch Ray (Bananaman) Comfort’s latest movie, The Atheist Delusion: Why Millions Deny the Obvious. It left Matt Barber, above – author of Hating Jesus: The American Left’s War on Christianity – “balling (sic) like a baby”. After writing here that […]

Pastor predicts ‘genocide and incest park’ will rake in billions

Kevin S Aldridge, inset, pastor of St Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Milford, Ohio, was among the first visitors to Ken Ham’s ridiculous Ark Encounter in Kentucky – dubbed the ‘genocide and incest park’ by sceptics – and this is prediction he made in a piece he wrote for If Tuesday’s gathering of […]

Secularists are today targeting Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter

Today, July 7, sees the official opening of creationist Ken Ham’s wacky Ark Encounter in Williamsburg, Kentucky – and a protest by a group called the Tri-State Freethinkers, which is raising funds for the billboard pictured above. The group said on its website: Join us to protest the grand opening of the Ark Encounter! Their […]

Ex-President Carter dismisses creationism, favours gay rights

If Ken Ham, the ‘brain’ behind Kentucky’s Ark Encounter, imagined that a visit his silly creationist theme park yesterday by former US President Jimmy Carter would gain him positive PR points, he was in for a shock. For Carter told reporters that he doesn’t buy the idea that the earth is six thousand years old, […]

Meet the world’s first CFSM couple to be legally hitched

Members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Pastafarians Toby Ricketts from the UK  and New Zealander Marianna Fenn, made history at the weekend when they were married aboard a pirate ship in New Zealand. The couple decided on an official Pastafarian wedding after the CFSM received approval to legally conduct marriages in 2015 […]

UK scientist helps Christian cult to promote creationism

The Jehovah’s Witness bagged themselves a Big One when they got Professor Raj Kalaria, above, to speak about his belief in creationism in a new video posted online by the cult. Keralia is currently a deputy director of the Newcastle Centre for Brain Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle, and a professor of neuropathology at Newcastle University, […]

Atheists raise enough cash to mock idiotic Ark Encounter

A $2,000 fundraising campaign to create billboards mocking the $101 million Ark Encounter theme park due to open in Kentucky this July raised $3,755 – in just one day! According to this report, columnist and author Dan Arel, together with the Tri-State Freethinkers, launched the appeal for  to poke fun at the creationist park. The […]

Scientific journal withdraws ‘intelligent design’ study

A scientific journal has been forced to withdraw a paper that repeatedly claimed that the human hand is the result of  ‘the Creator’. PLOS ONE, according to its website: Accepts scientifically rigorous research, regardless of novelty … The journal’s publication criteria are based on high ethical standards and the rigour of the methodology and conclusions […]

Schools have a duty to promote evolution far more robustly

Atheist headteacher Tom Sherrington, above, earned praise from Richard Dawkins and others after he went on the offensive recently against the teaching of creationism in UK schools. The head of Highbury Grove School in London revealed in piece on his Headguruteacher blog that he had been addressing the issue of evolution at assemblies in order […]

Creationist Karl L Dahlstrom won’t get $58-m from Dawkins

Back in the mists of time – 1989 to be precise – Richard Dawkins wrote in a New York Times book review that ‘It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked, but I’d rather not consider […]