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Did Stephen Hawking Really Say that Believers in God are Standing on Ground as Solid as Scientists?

This morning, J. Clare Peteet posts the following in a comment to Irregular Times:

J Clifford, science admits it cannot tell us what caused the Big Bang….

The famous astrophysical scientist, Stephen Hawking, says, “Anyone who chooses to believe in a Universal Creator is standing on ground as solid as a scientist who denies Creative […]

Some Questions for Evolutionists (and my Answers)

Over at the website Evogenesis.com, old earth creationist John Thomas poses some questions for “evolutionists.” Although I’m not an “evolutionist” in the sense of an unquestioning slavishly faithful adherent, I do think that evolutionary biology has managed to explain a whole lot more than any other alternative within its domain. I think that would […]

Reasons not to trust the Creationist Reasons to Believe Website

In response to an article sharing news about the latest transitional fossil discovery (a four-legged snake from the ancient continent of Gondwana), creationist Paul Cawley left a comment recommending the website “Reasons to Believe” as a scientific resource regarding evolution:

Great science from a REAL group of scientists who just happen to be Christians too! […]

Creationists ask: “Where are the Transitional Forms?” Reality Responds Yet Again.

The Institute for Creation Research (which, if you look carefully, describes itself as a “biblical” religious “ministry”) asks a typical anti-evolution question:

Where are the transitional forms? Evolutionists sometimes brag that they have abundant evidence of transitions, but when pressed, the examples are almost always minor variations within a category, as expected within creation thinking, […]

What’s the Ethical Responsibility of Academics to Society?

The journal Science has published a valuable summary of a scandal in the American Psychological Association that threatens to undo the organization’s reputation.  While  the presidential administration of George W. Bush pursued a policy of torturing people it had detained without conviction, a trial, or even charges, rank-and-file members of the APA began voicing concern at indications […]

June 2015 was the Warmest Global June on Record

“Contrary to what global warming extremists suggest, the science of climate change is not decided.” So wrote the “Acton Institute” on June 17, 2015. The “Acton Institute” is funded by Exxon Mobil, deregulation billionaire David H. Koch, abd deregulation billionaire Richard DeVos, and its leadership includes representatives of corporations in the oil industry. The “Action […]

America, Your Child is Safe from Murder. Your Child is Safer from Murder in School.

Last week, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released its annual report on safety in U.S. schools, bringing our knowledge of school killings up to date for the 2011-2012 school year. Our mass media worries incessantly about the murder of children in the United States, but if you read the report you’ll learn two things.

First, […]

What’s in a Name? Yet Another Study Uncovers Ethnic Discrimination in America

In a field experiment described in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, S. Michael Gaddis and Raj Ghoshal sent out responses to 560 “roommate-wanted” advertisements in four cities in different parts of the country: Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, and Houston. These responses were made equivalent in all aspects but […]

Guess: When Was the Last Time that the Globe Had a Month Cooler than the 1951-1980 Average? What Are the Chances of That?

There Is No Global Warming, screams a NewsMax headline yesterday.

No Global Warming? Let’s play make-a-guess using NASA’s GISS temperature data dating from January 1880 to May 2015 to test that assertion.

To play the game, make a guess: how many months has it been since the globe had a monthly temperature reading cooler than […]

No, There Is Not Poo On 60 Percent Of Toothbrushes

Coliform bacteria are all around us – even in the air and water. That’s what you get when you’re on a planet full of living things. […]

More Evidence of Racial Discrimination, this time in Academics

Our reader Frank has left comments issuing a challenge for Irregular Times and Irregular Times’ readers to provide “ONE EXAMPLE” of evidence pointing to “white privilege” and discrimination against black people in America. Earlier this week, I named and provided references to not one but six research studies that document discrimination against black people in […]