EvoAnth on a Creationist show

I recently appeared on The Truth is What Matters, a creationist internet show I’ve discussed before. The folks there are perfectly friendly and wanted to have me on to discuss these matters further. Unfortunately my internet connection was dodgy, I lost my notes halfway through and I couldn’t really hear the guy on the phone…

Kent Hovind’s doctoral thesis

Dr Kent Hovind’s was once a prominant creationist, until he went to prison for tax fraud. As a result his rate of publication has dropped off slightly, but don’t worry. He has some excellent gems in his back cataglogue. Like his doctoral thesis, recently re-released on wikileaks (hat tip to Leaving Fundamentalism). It tells the story…

Humans are only 70% chimp?

Around 80% of the human genome has an equivalent section in the chimp genome. When we compare these sections we find that they’re around 99% similar. That means, for example, that you only need to change the hair-related genes very slightly to produce either a naked ape or a hairy one. That’s fascinating, and that’s…

Plate tectonics: EvoAnth v. AiG followup

This Monday I wrote a brief summary of my exchange with the (in)famous Answers in Genesis. One aspect of this discussion was whether or not most of the work by creation “scientists” is actually scientific. I claim it isn’t given that science is based on making and testing predictions, whilst most of what creationists do…

Fitting the ice age into creationism – Misguided Mondays

Over the past week or so several creationist sites have written about how the ice age fits into the Biblical chronology. The most prominent of these being Answers in Genesis, who wrote a “special feature” on the matter. This trend is rather surprising given that, as the sensuous curmudgeon eloquently notes, there are only a scattering of references to…