The Myth of the war on Christmas

A war on what? The first observation to make is that the celebration of Christmas as we now experience it is very much an invention of the victorian era, and historically it was Easter that had far more significance to Christians. Much may in fact has been prompted by Charles Dickens writing A Christmas Carol in which he constructs Christmas as … Read moreThe Myth of the war on Christmas

“Eppur si muove.” (And yet it moves.)

Galileo was famously arrested and then sentenced by the Inquisition for the crime of heresy – his crime? – he simply supported the fact based observation that the earth revolves around the sun, and so was overturning the idea that the earth was the centre of everything. He was also famously quoted as  saying to those who … Read more“Eppur si muove.” (And yet it moves.)

Ken Ham – “Creationists are not science deniers”

Nobody ever thinks to themselves, “I believe in things that are simply not scientific or true”, but rather we all hold positions that we are sure are correct. If this is indeed the case, then why is there a prevailing confidence in some minds regarding ideas and thoughts that have been truly discredited? … now that actually is … Read moreKen Ham – “Creationists are not science deniers”

Noah’s Ark Theme Park … a nice little tax dodge scam

I previously wrote last August about the plans that the Creationist Museum has for building a life size replica of Noah’s Ark by using state funds. If you missed that and have no idea what I am on about, well these are the people who believe that 6,000 years ago a god created planet earth … Read moreNoah’s Ark Theme Park … a nice little tax dodge scam

Classic Claim: Ex-atheist professor says God responsible for Big Bang

Yes, it is yet another “God-did-it” claim, and this time it is an article entitled “Ex-atheist professor says God responsible for Big Bang“. So here is what we have … NEW ORLEANS – A Tulane physics professor is working on a project that’s getting attention around the country – he’s trying to prove mathematically and through … Read moreClassic Claim: Ex-atheist professor says God responsible for Big Bang

Claim: “Renowned Chemist Says Evolutionists Do Not Understand the Origin of Life”

So the Christian News Network, has an article entitled “Renowned Chemist Says Evolutionists Do Not Understand the Origin of Life“, and that surprises me because the word, “Evolutionist” is one that tends to be utilised by highly religious folks taking an anti-science stance and is not a word deployed by “renowned chemists”, thus I was curious … Read moreClaim: “Renowned Chemist Says Evolutionists Do Not Understand the Origin of Life”