8 Logical Fallacies That Fuel Anti-Science Sentiments

We need science more than ever, yet many people find it hard to get accurate information about the scientific method and its achievements. Making things more difficult, their misconceptions about science are often driven by logical fallacies, or errors in deductive reasoning. Here are eight of the most common… » 1/14/15 10:25am 1/14/15 10:25am

10 Pseudo-Science Theories We'd Like to See Retired Forever

Pseudo-science theories are a little like puppies. They're fun, fluffy things to talk about, and most of the time they're harmless. Sometimes, however, they get big, mean, aggressive, and have to be put down. Here are a few pseudo-science theories that need the Old Yeller treatment. » 6/18/14 10:24am 6/18/14 10:24am

Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In All UK Public Schools

In what's being heralded as a secular triumph, the UK government has banned the teaching of creationism as science in all existing and future academies and free schools. » 6/18/14 9:10am 6/18/14 9:10am

What Connects Sherlock Holmes and Intelligent Design?

"Sherlock Homes and Intelligent Design" is the title of an actual article published in the September 2012 edition of The Quarterly Review of Biology. It traces how the two sides of the Intelligent Design/Evolution debate each invoke Sherlock Holmes in a proxy war over reason. » 4/06/14 2:00pm 4/06/14 2:00pm

A Map Showing Which U.S. Public Schools Teach Creationism to Kids

This map charts out all the schools receiving public funding that teach creationism — whether they're public schools or private and charter schools that receive public funding. » 2/04/14 11:33am 2/04/14 11:33am

Ohio's Supreme Court backs the firing of a creationist science teacher

In a case that's lasted five years, the Supreme Court of Ohio upheld the termination of John Freshwater, an eighth-grade science teacher who refused to remove religious content from his class. But the decision was reached for a different reason than you may think. » 11/20/13 7:25am 11/20/13 7:25am

Does the new Pope believe in evolution?

The answer is actually yes. And in fact, the Roman Catholic Church has recognized Darwinian evolution for the past 60 years. It openly rejects Intelligent Design and Young Earth Creationism saying that it "pretends to be science." But the Church’s unique take on the theory, what it calls theistic evolution, still… » 3/16/13 1:00pm 3/16/13 1:00pm

How 19-year-old activist Zack Kopplin is making life hell for…

For Zack Kopplin, it all started back in 2008 with the passing of the Louisiana Science Education Act. The bill made it considerably easier for teachers to introduce creationist textbooks into the classroom. Outraged, he wrote a research paper about it for a high school English class. Nearly five years later, the… » 1/15/13 12:12pm 1/15/13 12:12pm

The Top 10 Claims Made by Creationists to Counter Scientific Theories

One of the most challenging tasks for the modern day creationist to is reconcile the belief in a 6,000 year old Earth with the ever-growing mountain of scientific evidence pointing to a vastly different conclusion — namely a universe that's 13.5 billion years old and an Earth that formed 4.5 billion years ago. So,… » 12/05/12 10:00am 12/05/12 10:00am

Texas Officially Makes The Universe Ageless

How old is the universe? Scientists agree that the answer is somewhere around 14 billion years (give or take a few million)... unless you happen to be a student in the state of Texas. » 4/01/09 10:30am 4/01/09 10:30am

In Recent Scifi, Intelligent Design Is Truth

Click to view » 8/27/08 4:37pm 8/27/08 4:37pm A new crop of science fiction novels focus on what it would mean if Intelligent Design turned out to be the truth. Jay Lake's is a perfect example, as is Walter Jon Williams' — both are novels about people in clockwork worlds designed by some kind of higher power associated with spiritual realms. Other…

Absurdist Pro-Science T-Shirts for Every Occasion

Since we were just talking the other day about how intelligent design theory has been creeping into popular culture via movies like The Happening, it's only fitting that we supply you with an antidote to such culture. Amorphia Apparel, known throughout the galaxy for their absurdist tees devoted to mad science and… » 6/18/08 7:00am 6/18/08 7:00am

"The Happening" Is the Biggest Intelligent Design Movie of the Year

M. Night Shyamalan's critically-panned flick The Happening is Hollywood's first blockbuster to promote the anti-evolutionary theory of intelligent design. Maybe you thought Ben Stein's ill-fated documentary Expelled was the only movie to argue in favor of the neo-Christian idea that an "intelligent designer" created… » 6/13/08 2:19pm 6/13/08 2:19pm

"Expelled" Conspiracy?

Much has been written in advance of the April 18th release of Expelled. Some might say too much. Even Fox News panned the film, which claims that an Athiest/Darwinist conspiracy has hijacked academia and is kicking out anyone that finds scientific evidence supporting Intelligent Design. The commentary's been highly… » 4/10/08 12:47pm 4/10/08 12:47pm

Richard Dawkins: the Rap Video

Richard Dawkins: atheist, author, documentarian, evolutionary biologist... and now rapper. This video appeared on YouTube about a week ago, and since then speculation has circulated that it's a viral marketing campaign for Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, the new movie featuring Ben Stein that aims to prove modern… » 4/03/08 12:40pm 4/03/08 12:40pm