Creationism

ozatheist on July 29th, 2008

Teach Children How to Think for Themselves This is the second time recently I have seen a call to teach children how to think, rather than what to think. Bill Harper’s book “The Atheist’s Guide to Religion” discussed teaching ethics and philosophy in schools and the Moral Maze article in The Sun-Herald ( 27/7/08 ) [...]

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ozatheist on April 17th, 2008

Well I guess I might as well join the bandwagon and post a link to the Expelled Exposed web site. If it’s good enough for Possummomma, it’s good enough for me. PZ Myers has requested as many people to put the Expelled link on their site. In his own words: We need to get the [...]

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ozatheist on February 11th, 2008

The SMH has been headlining the weekend news with stories of taxpayers over funding private schools to the tune of $2b (yes, that is two Billion dollars). As if that isn’t bad enough, it turns out that some of this money is going to schools which teach Creationism and/or Intelligent Design! Sean the Blogonaut has [...]

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ozatheist on February 7th, 2008

I think I may have stumbled upon the most wacko fundamentalist religious site on the net, or an amazingly clever parody. Unfortunately I think it’s the former. Have a look at this picture, and then read the following text taken from the website: The Seven Thousand Years of Human History By my calculations, according to [...]

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ozatheist on January 23rd, 2008

I’m all out of original thoughts today, so here’s a few trackbacks to some blogs I read today: Daylight Atheism – On the Limits of Knowledge Not A Blog – Bad Atheist Responses to Christianity No More Hornets‘ rather silly Presidential campaign I also got around to reading the rest of comments on Sean the [...]

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ozatheist on January 16th, 2008

Those fundies can sure make you laugh (and cry and scream). From fitness comes some interesting quotes, which in turn came from, what may be my new favourite website, Fundies Say the Darndest Things (FSTDT). Here’s a few examples: Jesus is not a Jew. Jesus was Jewish. awesomelegend, gaiaonline.com [Comments (75)] [2006-Nov-18] and [Talking about [...]

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ozatheist on January 11th, 2008

Only one of the above is truth! Maragon, at ‘atheism is rational‘, has written an article on what she doesn’t like about Creationists/IDers. I’m sure she’s not the first, and won’t be the last, but she has some good points on how IDers use science only when it suits their needs. I particularly like the [...]

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ozatheist on January 7th, 2008

The National Academies Press has released, for free, a book on Science, Evolution and Creationism. Science, Evolution, and Creationism … Read this FREE online! Full Book From the academies web site: The National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine have released Science, Evolution, and Creationism, a book designed to give the public a comprehensive [...]

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ozatheist on December 28th, 2007

from The Frame Problem via Daily Kos Remember in 2005 when advocates for the Flying Spaghetti Monster played a major role in having Intelligent Design removed from Kansas public school science classes? Well this time they’ve managed to stop it happening at the Polk County School in Tampa, Florida. I congratulate Bobby and his fellow [...]

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ozatheist on December 15th, 2007

Evolution vs creation row ends in stabbing This is a rather sad story how an argument and a few drinks can turn very sour. Two guys start arguing about evolution versus creationism and one guy stabs the other after being attacked by the other. The somewhat aptly named Alexander Christian York, who was arguing for [...]

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