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Creationist asks ‘hard question’: ‘If evolution is true, is rape wrong?’

Creationist Darek Isaacs said during an online broadcast posted Monday that evolutionary theory excused rape. He said during an episode of “Creation Today” that he had studied works by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, E.O. Wilson, and other “purveyors of evolutionary thought” and found himself in “a very, very dark place,”…

Home schooling non-fundies suckered by lousy textbooks

My first question upon reading about how non-nutbar home schoolers are having trouble getting decent science books for their kids is this: Why are you giving a single dime to the Christian right? How could you not know that when you buy a science textbook from a “Christian” publisher, it’s…

Just more silly history, or silly history with scary potential?

Did a couple of pioneering obstetricians secretly murder dozens of pregnant women in the name of science? Lindsay makes the compelling case for “Not bloody likely”. These kinds of revisionist histories that postulate all sorts of fantastical theories without much evidence are all over the place, with some of the…

You can neither pray nor wish nor rationalize this conflict away

At the airport, I spied the paperback version of the atheist polemic that caused so much grief that I haven’t read yet: The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. I’ll admit; I get influenced by blurbs, and this book had a gazillion really great ones. And even though I’m a hardline…

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