Flawed Arguments Against the Bible, Evolution

I recently attended a gathering at which an evolutionary biologist – a distinguished professor at South Carolina’s flagship university – offered his observations and answered questions from the audience following a video presentation sponsored by the National...

The Mindless Reasoning of Pseudo-Scientists

The English philosopher Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) was notorious among his contemporaries for his cynical view of human nature. Hobbes held that we always act out of self-interest. Once, a friend observed him giving money to a beggar and asked Hobbes if what he had...

Film Explores Shifting Debate over Evolution

(RNS) A new documentary examines the evolving battle over teaching evolution in American classrooms as tactics have shifted from a hard-nosed debate to a more subtle fight in the name of “academic freedom.” The film, “No Dinosaurs in Heaven,” follows Eugenie Scott,...

Atheists press to ban creationism from U.K. schools

LONDON (RNS) A group of 30 leading scientists, including a Nobel laureate and a prominent atheist professor, are pressing the British government to ban all teaching of creationism in the nation’s publicly funded schools. The scientists delivered a petition to the...