TV host Bill Maher called religion "the enemy of science" in a recent broadcast of his "Real Time" show, on which popular scientist Bill Nye argued that Creationism should not be taught in textbooks. Both men were criticized by Creation Museum President Ken Ham for "attacking" Christianity.
"Innovation is what's going to make United States' economy grow. And in order to have innovation, you need to have scientifically literate students graduating from all kinds of schools," Nye said during his appearance on Maher's show.
"But then you have this situation in Texas, where people want to have Creationism in text books," he continued. "I don't have any big deal about somebody's religion, but if you claim that the Earth is 10,000 years old, that's just wrong." more >>
A Christian school that was criticized earlier this year for teaching creationism has closed due to a lack of funds.
Blue Ridge Christian Academy (BRCA) in South Carolina gained national attention in May after a photo of one of their creationist tests went viral. One of the test's questions asked students to state whether it was true or false that the earth was billions of years old. The correct choice was false.
Another asked, "On what day did God make dinosaurs?" The right answer was the "sixth day." more >>
A Seattle, Wash.-based group that advocates for intelligent design has sent a letter of protest to an Indiana public academic institute over a course that is allegedly biased toward atheism.
The Discovery Institute sent the letter to Ball State University President Jo Ann Gora on Tuesday regarding a course known as "Dangerous Ideas," an honors 390 seminar.
The institute frames their complaint under the recent Ball State decision to bar professor Eric Hedin's course "The Boundaries of Science," which was accused of being biased in favor of intelligent design. more >>
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 >>