Category Archives: Creationism

How You Know the Philosophy of Education ‘Reform’ Is Bankrupt

Because this is clearly the fault of teachers unions and low expectations (boldface mine): In November 2013 the Texas State Board of Education adopted new science standards for its textbooks that will bring evolution into the Texas public school classroom… … Continue reading

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Nothing in Movement Conservatism Makes Sense Except in the Light of Creationism: The Contraception Edition

With apologies to Theodosius Dobzhanksy. Amanda Marcotte describes what happens when the Gish Gallop collides with reproductive health: Conservative: I don’t want to pay for your abortifacients! Liberal: Look, there are two lies in there. One, you are not “paying … Continue reading

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Texas Creationists Demonstrate the Real Reason Behind the Support For Charter Schools

If there’s a reason why charter schools are popular in some quarters–and they can be especially divisive in the inner city–it’s because they are viewed as ‘public private schools.’ There’s a hierarchy in urban areas (not so much in the … Continue reading

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The Age of Denial and the Marketplace of Ideas

I probably should have written “The Age of Denial Results from the Marketplace of Ideas.” Physicist Adam Frank at the NY Times tackles the topic of denialism and science (boldface mine): Today, however, it is politically effective, and socially acceptable, … Continue reading

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Jindal Continues to Devalue a Brown Biology Degree

Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal recently defended teaching creationism in schools: Jindal also said he has no problem with creationism being taught in public schools as long as a local school board OK’s it. Since the state is committed to … Continue reading

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Hey, Here’s a Job For Some STEM PhDs!

Or maybe not so much: Not only is the compatible with a young-earth creationist view awesome, but the ‘don’t be a moron’ advice at the bottom is beautiful. Somehow, I don’t think this is what people mean by ‘alternative careers … Continue reading

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Rubio Joins Jindal in Embracing Ignorance

Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida recently uttered this: GQ: How old do you think the Earth is? Marco Rubio: I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible … Continue reading

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Gov. Bobby Jindal Says Very Silly Things About Being Smart

Republican governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, bemoaning the fate of the Republican Party, uttered the following (boldface mine): Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday called on Republicans to “stop being the stupid party” and make a concerted effort to reach … Continue reading

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Nothing in Movement Conservatism Makes Sense Except in the Light of Creationism: The 2012 Election Edition

As usual, with apologies to Theodosius Dobzhansky. I’ve written many times that one can not understand movement conservatism without reference to creationism. Not only is there substantial overlap between creationists and the conservative base, but the tactics (manufacturing a pseudo-reality … Continue reading

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Both Sides Do Not Do This: The Paul Broun Edition

I’m working away from the office and need to connect to Major Sequencing Center’s cluster. Anybody know if the Pit of Hell has wi-fi? Thanks. Ok, let me explain. Recently, the lefty bloggysphere was arguing about whether there is a … Continue reading

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