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Somehow You Just Knew Atheists Were Responsible [EvolutionBlog]

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Here’s Texas Republican representative Louie Gohmert explaining the cause of the killings at that Colorado movie theater: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Friday that the shootings that took place in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater hours earlier were a result...More

 

Why Romney is Struggling to Explain His Time at Bain [EvolutionBlog]

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Via Andrew Sullivan, we have this interesting essay , by Jacob Weisberg, discussing why Mitt Romney is struggling to defend his history at Bain Capital. The whole essay is worth reading, but I especially liked this part:More

 

Alienating Moderates [EvolutionBlog]

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In the course of a generally favorable review of Among the Creationists over at The Panda’s Thumb blog, Matt Young wrote the following:More

 

Theistic Evolution is Not a Form of Intelligent Design [EvolutionBlog]

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More precisely, if we say that theistic evolution is a form of intelligent design, then we have to stop saying that intelligent design is a form of creationism. Over at HuffPo, Victor Stenger writes:More

 

O'Donnell States it Plain [EvolutionBlog]

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When MSNBC fired Keith Olbermann and replaced him with Lawrence O'Donnell, I was a bit annoyed. But now that Olbermann had crashed and burned over at Current TV, and O'Donnell has turned into a pretty effective pundit, I have changed...More

 

Creation Superconference! [EvolutionBlog]

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Sometimes I wonder what the mailman thinks of me. One day he's delivering the new issue of Free Inquiry , the next he's leaving something from Creation Ministries International. The latest missive from CMI contains a lengthy pamphlet advertising their...More

 

When Cynicism is a Good Thing [EvolutionBlog]

I'm planning to do a follow-up to Tuesday's post about Elliott Sober's recent talk. That is likely to be a long post, so ti may be a day or two before I can get to it. In the meantime, go...More

 

Obama Supports Gay Marriage! [EvolutionBlog]

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I only have time for a quick post today, so let us take note of the happy fact that Obama has now come out squarely in support of gay marriage. In an interview today he said:More

 

The BECB Discussed on Think Atheist Radio [EvolutionBlog]

I recently had a conversation with Greg Gorey of Think Atheist Radio about my book Among the Creationists . We discussed the history and cultures of creationism, the problem of evil, methodological naturalism, my experiences socializing with creationists and several...More

 

Stephen King on Taxes [EvolutionBlog]

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Stephen King has been on a roll lately. His most recent novel 11/22/63 was a welcome return to form and his best work in years. And now he has this excellent essay , in The Daily Beast , on the subject of taxes:More