I don’t “believe” in evolution, do you accept Evolution?

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I don’t “believe” in evolution. My position is not faith based, but instead is one in which I accept the evidence that the diversity of life is explained by natural selection and variation. What is quite fascinating is that there are many people who, despite the mountains of evidence, simply do not accept it. I’ve … Read moreI don’t “believe” in evolution, do you accept Evolution?

Weekly Weird Religious News

weird religious news - darwin banned in Turkish education

When thinking about weird religious news during the past seven days, perhaps one of the weirdest to go public was yet another end-of-the-world prediction. The weird bit is not that the prediction popped up, but rather that some took it seriously and some media outlets vigorously promoted it. Since I’ve already blogged earlier in the week … Read moreWeekly Weird Religious News

Science vs Belief: Is this conflict a myth?

Science vs Belief

There is an article in the UK’s Guardian all about a myth. It is entitled … Would you Adam and Eve it? Why creation story is at heart of a new spiritual divide OK, let’s give you a quick summary of it. We live in a world where there are people who reject science based … Read moreScience vs Belief: Is this conflict a myth?

Support for Creationism is declining

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Since yesterday was an “Ark Special” posting all about the latest antics at the Answer in Genesis Ark Encounter, it is perhaps appropriate to follow that up with an update on who might take a belief in a 6,000 year old earth seriously. Gallup Data – May 2017 The latest polling data reveals the following … Read moreSupport for Creationism is declining

How many people actually believe in God?

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Belief in God sounds like a simple question to address, and is one that you would expect is well understood. Simply conduct a poll, and if concerned about people being pressured by friends or relatives, then make it anonymous. That should yield a reasonable answer … right? There are of course polls like this that are run on a … Read moreHow many people actually believe in God?

The Anti-Evolution headteacher

The Guardian has an article all about Christina Wilkinson, a headteacher of St Andrew’s Church of England school in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, and it principally concerns her response to a tweet by teacher Tom Sherrington about an evolution assembly. She tweeted a reply on the 26th January that … Evolution is not a fact, That’s why it’s called … Read moreThe Anti-Evolution headteacher