All of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates are either outright Creationists of cynically opposed to the idea of biological evolution through natural selection, even if they grudgingly accept that it is a fact.
Creationists, desperate to hold on to a literalist interpretation of the Christian Bible and deny the empirical reality of evolution, have been scrabbling lately to identify a diminishing set of missing “transitional forms” between different animal and plant classes, orders, and families. As scientists identify
“Where are the transitional forms?” — Institute for Creation Research This week, adding to the hundreds of already known transitional forms, Brown University graduate student Morgan Turner has published his findings on the oldest known upright quadraped. The proto-reptile quadraped Bunostegos akokaensis is unique among
The big news this morning is that researchers working deep within a cave in South Africa have found and analyzed the fossilized remains of an ancient species of human being that had never been seen before. They’re calling the species Homo naledi. The species has
In a discussion on transitional forms in evolutionary biology, creationist Paul Glenn Cawley declares that there is no evidence that living organisms share common descent: “Those who adhere to the evolutionary theory act like it’s been proven that all life “descended” from common ancestors when
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
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
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
Can we please stop pretending that our own personal preferences are humanity’s evolutionary destiny?
This weekend, Mike Huckabee announced that he is entering the exploratory phase of a 2016 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. This news has Americans wondering just how far back into the GOP’s collection of relics Republican voters are willing to search in their quest
Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon who retired from medicine in order to take up a career as a right wing commentator on Fox News, only to retire from Fox News in order to become a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, likes to talk about