Notable atheist intellectual and author Richard Dawkins has stirred controversy for recent remarks in which he refused to condemn what he called "mild pedophilia" that took place during his childhood.
In an interview with The Times last weekend, Dawkins said that while in school back in the 1950s one of his schoolmasters "pulled me on his knee and put his hand inside my shorts."
Dawkins went on to claim that "I don't think he did any of us lasting harm" and that he could not condemn "people of an earlier era by the standards of ours." more >>
Ken Ham of the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY has asked supporters to pray for an overly negative reviewer of his museum who compared the experience to visiting "a concentration camp" for the way children are supposedly lied to.
"Every now and then I post a comment by a critic of the Museum to remind you to pray for these people and to illustrate the hatred they have of this place (that) stands boldly on the authority of the Word of God, and so clearly presents the gospel," Ham wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday, and linked to the review of the Bible-inspired Museum that was posted on Google+ three days ago.
"I'm finding it hard to even explain how bad I felt," the reviewer wrote. "The only time I've ever felt this bad because of somewhere I visited was a concentration camp. I'm not comparing the crime, only how it affected me. The juxtaposition of lies, smiling children and a gift shop freaked me out." more >>
The Kentucky-based Creation Museum has an exhibit on the history of human myths regarding dragons, the implication being that dinosaurs and humans lived at the same time.
Known as the "Dragon Invasion," the exhibit asks visitors if the dragons of folklore found across diverse human cultures were actually dinosaurs.
According to an entry on the Creation Museum's website, the "dazzling new exhibit" includes artwork and quotes from ancient historians from various eras and civilizations. more >>
An Indiana-based academic institute has announced that while a physics professor who taught intelligent design will stay with the university, his proposed controversial course will not.
Professor Jo Ann Gora, president of Ball State University, announced Wednesday that while Physics Prof. Eric Hedin would remain, intelligent design would not be taught as part of a science course.
Theories of evolution, Darwinian and otherwise, fail to explain the development of animal life, and intelligent design explains it better, argues former geophysicist Stephen C. Meyer in his recently released New York Times best-selling book, Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design
"The best scientific evidence undermines Darwinism, and the more current form of Darwinism known as neo-darwinism," Meyer, a former oil industry geophysicist who holds a Ph.D. in the philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge and directs the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, Wash., said in a Tuesday interview with The Christian Post.
"The burden of proof that I proudly bear in the book is to show that the best scientific evidence now challenges the theory" of evolution, the author explained. more >>
A Christian education publisher based in Tennessee has removed references to the existence of the Loch Ness Monster from a biology textbook.
According to Scotland's Sunday Herald, Accelerated Christian Education, Inc. has opted to remove a statement from a textbook used in Europe and will likely do the same for American textbooks.
"Are dinosaurs alive today? Scientists are becoming more convinced of their existence. Have you heard of the 'Loch Ness Monster' in Scotland?" reads the deleted passage. "'Nessie' for short has been recorded on sonar from a small submarine, described by eyewitnesses, and photographed by others. Nessie appears to be a plesiosaur." more >>