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Why is Creationism dangerous?

Why is Creationism dangerous? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

If you follow Crocoduck at all, you’ve heard us talk about how Creationism is ridiculous, make fun of Creationist stupidity, and point out the mountains of evidence for evolution. Yet I’m sure some of our readers are thinking, “Yeah, but so what? What’s the big deal? Sure, it’s stupid; sure, it’s crazy; but it’s harmless, right?”

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Conservatives Use Creationist Playbook to Attack Climate Change Education in Schools

Conservatives Use Creationist Playbook to Attack Climate Change Education in Schools | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The overwhelming scientific evidence that says humans are causing the warming of the planet has emerged as the new battlefield in middle and high schools in the U.S.
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William Lane 'Two Citations' Craig, Academic Midget

William Lane Craig likes to think of himself as an academic, an intellectual and if you believe his fans, 'is regarded by many as one of the worlds leading in Christian Apologetics'. Well that's all fine and dandy until you actually check out William Lane Craigs track record in the peer review literature. See it turns out that William Lane Craig is a champion in academic circles only in the category of publishing 'uncitable junk'.

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Tri-City Herald Publishes Creationist’s Tall Tale As News | Friendly Atheist

Tri-City Herald Publishes Creationist’s Tall Tale As News | Friendly Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Here’s a perfect example of bad reporting.

John Trumbo of the Tri-City Herald in Washington state wrote an article about Greg Morgan, a local man who recently found an unusual sandstone formation. And there’s only one conclusion he can draw from it: “This is excellent evidence for Noah’s flood. It is far better than what anyone believes for an ancient Earth,” Morgan said.

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Evangelical: Why Do Many Evangelicals Get Science From a Creationist?

Lately, Karl Giberson and Randall J. Stephens have spilled some ink trying to convince the world that there is a distinction to be drawn between evangelicalism and fundamentalism. “Fundamentalism appeals to evangelicals who have become convinced that their country has been overrun by a vast secular conspiracy; denial is the simplest and most attractive response to change,” they write in this week’s Times. “Evangelicalism at its best seeks a biblically grounded expression of Christianity that is intellectually engaged, humble and forward-looking. In contrast, fundamentalism is literalistic, overconfident and reactionary.” So fundamentalism is, in their view, spiritually and intellectually stagnant evangelicalism.

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The Atheist Cosmological Argument | Big Think

The Atheist Cosmological Argument | Big Think | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

In my past writings, I've made it a hobby to call attention to potent, but often overlooked, reasons to believe that atheism is true. Two of these that I've written about are the argument from mind-brain unity and the argument from locality. In the last few months, I've come to realize that there's another powerful argument for atheism that doesn't get as much attention as it should, and I want to discuss it today.

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All Current Creationism Bills Originate From An Amendment Drafted And Proposed By Rick Santorum In 2001

All Current Creationism Bills Originate From An Amendment Drafted And Proposed By Rick Santorum In 2001 | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
It turns out, all creationism bills introduced since 2004 are inspired by an amendment drafted and proposed by then Senator and current Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum in 2001.
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A new year of creationist nonsense

A new year of creationist nonsense | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

It looks as if the yahoos will still be with us in 2012, trying to worm their creationist nonsense into the public schools. But of course since it all stems from religion, and religion is still with us, what do you expect? Here, from Yahoo News, is a roundup of what we can expect from two states this year:

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Setting fire to creationist strawmen

This is the voting video that never was; a debunk of three creationists who were supposed to have been contenders forthe 2011 coveted Golden Crocoduck.
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