Stephen LeDrew was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. He completed a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, took a break from academia to spend a year and a half teaching in Japan, and then moved to... Read More | Share it now!
Designed to Mislead Its Own Believers: The Creationist Bible
David Rives posted this wonderful meme on Twitter with the offer to illustrate Isaiah 40:22. "It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth." – Isaiah 40:22 pic.twitter.com/iPD2Fjqs8l — David Rives (@TheDavidRives) September... Read More | Share it now!
Wittgenstein’s On Certainty and the Concept of “Conspiracy Theories”
This is definitely a non-topic. Ludwig Wittgenstein’s On Certainty – thoughts compiled from April 1950 to April 29, 1951 – does not show any clearer interest in “conspiracy theories”. The very phrase could be there and isn’t. Mental... Read More | Share it now!
The seven allegations of the Tom Phillips vs. Thomas S. Monson case
The following lines will exploit the interview Tom Phillips gave to people from Infants on Thrones – The Philosophies of Men, Mingled with Humor (a website whose very title betrays a complex interest Mormon creeds). The interview appeared only... Read More | Share it now!
meta level (1)
last | creationism | conspiracy theories | next Olaf Simons 06/02/2014 17:55: At the end of last month I had felt that I should step into this debate creationism vs. evolution in order to see what I would say and with the aim to get beyond it. But I... Read More | Share it now!
The Ken Ham — Bill Nye debate, media feedback
last | creationism | next 2014-02-12: Ken Ham on Facebook: Ken Ham / Bill Nye Word Clouds. 2014-02-09: atheistrepublic.com: Debapriya Chatterjee: Despite Creationism Claiming Votes, Evolution Emerges as Winner. By the end of the Nye-Ham Debate,... Read More | Share it now!
The Historian’s Outcry | On the Bill Nye versus Ken Ham Debate of Creationism
The debate was – as could be expected (see my posting before the debate) – neither apt to widen our knowledge about evolution nor, and that is far more precarious, nor did it shed much more light on Ken Ham’s creationism. Nye gave his view on why... Read More | Share it now!
The Bill Nye versus Ken Ham Debate on Youtube
Watch it as long as it is available – and give us your opinions! ... Read More | Share it now!
Galileo redivivus against a modern democratic pragmatist?
Your posting, Sören, raises two fundamental questions for someone interested in the theories of knowledge at stake here. Is there a democratic way to decide what is right and wrong in the field of knowledge? And if there is not: Do democracies still... Read More | Share it now!
The Bill Nye—Ken Ham Debate on Creationism (2) | by Sören Koopmann
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The conspiracist and essentially postmodern construct to discuss
Whoever claims that he is giving the Bible a literal reading is either a modern historian who is interested in concepts quite different from his own, or intellectually insincere. The text of Genesis 1 is straight. God created the earth, he separated... Read More | Share it now!
Early modern creationism was at least scientific
Modern creationists tend to insinuate that they do basically share the beliefs with medieval and early modern authors. That is easier said than done. The very word creationism would not have crossed a Newton’s or a Locke’s mind – though Newton... Read More | Share it now!
Statistics. Discuss creationism with the propagandists…
US statistics 2012: 46% support creationism. Source Gallup http://www.gallup.com/poll/155003/hold-creationist-view-human-origins.aspx Discussing creationism with pupils and students is usually difficult. US teachers are, as far as I can see, all too... Read More | Share it now!
Evolution a thing thing one can only discredit in a debate?
The fact that someone from richarddawkins.net should speak against such interviews has of course an ironic twist. The titular saint of that site Dawkins himself has, as far as I can see, never resisted the temptation to venture such a... Read More | Share it now!
The Bill Nye—Ken Ham Debate on Creationism (1)
this thread | next Bill Nye talks about the debate here: As soon as the debate has been announced, the question concerning the sense of debates with creationists arose. I will park some of these here. Benjamin Radford discusses at news.discovery.com... Read More | Share it now!