Martin Lubenow Doesn’t Understand Evolution…Or Paleoanthropology

After reading a large number of posts by Jim Foley that mention Lubenow’s book Bones of Contention I finally went out and found a good used copy of the first edition. I was going to review it when I am finished reading it, but I have encountered a couple of items that I just couldn’t resist blogging about. Continue reading

Missouri Becomes Second State To Introduce Creationism Bill In 2010

Sigh. Missouri has become the second state to introduce creationist legislation in 2010. Unlike the Mississippi bill, which specifically singles out human evolution, the Missouri bill is one of those “academic freedom” bills. Continue reading

Kent Hovind’s Dissertion: Incomplete

Wikileaks has managed to get a copy of Kent Hovind’s Ph.D dissertion. However, it seems to me to be an incomplete copy. Hovind mentions that there is sixteen chapters in the dissertion, yet the pdf from Wikileaks stops, as near as I can tell, at the fourth chapter on the age of the earth. Presumably there are chapters on the big bang, geologic column, radiocarbon dating, cave men, archaopteryx, OOL research, scientists who were creationists, etc… See pages 6-7 for a complete listing of the dissertion chapters. So, where is the rest of it? I think Skip Evans clears the mystery up.

Damn! Comfort Is Passing Out Copies of The Origin Early

Apparently Ray’s plans have changed. Anybody out there snag an extra copy that they would be willing to donate to a 3.5-2.8 million year old hominin?

Something’s Missing From Comfort’s Version of On the Origin of Species

Genie Scott has the story:

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Gaah! This is Horrible Reporting

ABC News is pandering to creationists in this really bad article on
Ardipithecus ramidus. Basically it boils down to, and I kid you not this is a direct quote:
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Can Someone Snag Me One of These?

Comfort and Kirk are going to be passing out copies of the Origin of Species complete with an introduction by Ray Comfort. I really, really, want a copy. I’ll even pay the shipping and handling to get it here. So, on 11/19/09 if you happen to see some fundy wackanoodle handing them out, don’t just walk by laughing hysterically, snag one for me!