On Sunday 19th May 2013 at 11am I attended one of the regular Sunday lectures at Conway Hall. The speaker was musician and PhD student Jonny Scaramanga who writes the Leaving Fundamentalism blog. Jonny was brought up in a fundamentalist Christian home and went to a school which utilised the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) system, […]
Please note corrected date for this event – 19th May
Beware of creeping (and creepy) Creationism.
Many people will have noticed that a question on the Biology GCSE paper from 2009 recently surfaced which apparently gave equal weight to Natural Selection, Lamarkianism, Intelligent Design and Creationism. This is something that the exam board, AQA, were heavily criticized for at the time; however they have confirmed that the 2010 paper did not […]
From a post by Mark in the news story “Creationists demand presence at the Giant’s Causeway”, he recommended a new acronym to use when a creationist posts an argument in a comment: WiFi: Willful ignorance – Faulty intellect. Let’s use it and see if we can get it to go viral! Click the link below, […]
Original article take from The Freethinker Magazine An evangelical group based in Northern Ireland wants creationism reflected at the planned Giant’s Causeway visitors’ centre. The iconic World Heritage Site is made up of spectacular basalt stone columns left by volcanic eruptions 60 million years ago. The Caleb Foundation said it wanted equal prominence for its […]
Today I was at a local community fete which brings together the local community that live and work in the area. I was there working a stall for the local musical theatre company of which I am a member (and performing in the arena). One side of the field was dominated by a group calling […]
Eugenie C Scott, director of the National Center for Science Education