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Creationism is bad religion

Posted in Bad Astronomy by Rodibidably on March 29, 2009

[Originally posted at: Bad Astronomy]

It’s dead obvious that creationism isn’t science, or even bad science. It’s nonsense. But I’ve long stated it’s also bad religion, because it doesn’t just take faith, it also takes a phenomenal disregard of reality. Moderate Christians should distance themselves from such garbage, as it is a clear distortion of the Bible. The creation story in Genesis has two self-contradicting versions!

That’s why this video pleased me. It’s from a moderate man, a religious one, but one who sees what folly young-Earth creationism is. I recommend watching it. He even points out he disagrees with atheists on things, but in this case he knows creationism is a crock. And with what’s going on Texas right now, what he says is more important than ever.

[read the rest of this post at: Bad Astronomy]

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A bit more about catering to the faithful

Posted in Uncategorized by Rodibidably on March 29, 2009

[Originally posted at: Why Evolution Is True]

While going through the Berkeley website Understanding Science (discussed yesterday), I found something more of interest.  It’s a page called “Astrology: Is it Scientific?”, which sets out a checklist of questions that the student should answer to see if astrology is indeed a science.  Here’s part of the checklist:

Here we’ll use the Science Checklist to evaluate one way in which astrology is commonly used. See if you think it qualifies as scientific!

 

Focuses on the natural world?
Astrology’s basic premise is that heavenly bodies — the sun, moon, planets, and constellations — have influence over or are correlated with earthly events.

[Read the rest of this post at: Why Evolution Is True]

Prayer is nothing more than an optical illusion

Posted in Uncategorized by Rodibidably on March 29, 2009

I came across this on the JREF forum this morning, and found it humorous…