Two weeks ago, the moderator of a Republican gubernatorial debate asked candidate Paul LePage a simple and straightforward question: “Do you believe in creationism, and do you think it should be taught in Maine public schools?” Paul LePage’s complete answer:
I would say intelligence, uh, the more education you have the more knowledge you have [...]
While walking by the side of the road today here in Maine, I encountered the following campaign sign for Paul LePage, a Republican candidate for Governor.
A bewilderingly unclear campaign sign might be better for Paul LePage than a crystal clear one: LePage, after all, has been bizarrely calling for the insertion of creationism [...]
They say the Republican Party in Maine is pretty darned liberal. But what do the Republican Party candidates for Governor say for themselves? In a televised debate on May 27 2010, Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s Jennifer Rooks asked each of the GOP candidates for Governor of Maine the following question in the debate’s lightning round:
How can evolution be taught over creationism in the public schools when there are no transitional forms?
We should be clear about this: If Darwin’s Theory is correct, we should be able to find a well defined trail of fossils that clearly show the gradual, very slow change of distant ancestors to man. Simply put, [...]
Someone has apparently decided to send me literature from the fundamentalist Christian American Family Association; the AFA Journal has begun arriving at my house. The January 2010 issue features a Nazi flag on the front cover, with the caption “The Evil Lives In Secularism” below. It only gets stranger on the inside. In his monthly [...]
Four years ago, I got my very own personally-signed copy of Jim Pinkoski’s book, A Creationist’s View of the Dinosaurs and the Theory of Evolution. This unintentionally hilarious book spins and twists and pirhouettes in an effort to rectify an account of Biblical creation with the observable reality in front of us. Essential to each [...]
Sarah Palin is a grandmother, and she’s still accepting beliefs from elders without critically examining them to make sure that they make sense. Palin has failed to advance beyond the reasoning abilities of a child in elementary school. [...]
These fossils could be the first evidence of that very early link between the worlds of microbes and megafauna… or they could be not any kind of fossils at all. [...]
These animals exist today, but as a group they’re very ancient: At least 635 million years ancient. That’s the age of rocks within which their steroid, 24-isopropylcholestane, was found. [...]
One way to respond to Rick Warren’s role in the Inauguration is to participate in this year’s 200th birthday anniversary celebrations of Darwin Day. [...]
A satirical video of what Rick Warren might say to American liberals who believed in Obama’s promises, if if Rick Warren were an honest man, not just an ambitious preacher who uses his church to gain political power for himself. [...]