Tag Archive for dinosaurs

15 Credibility Street #19: Leaping to doubtful conclusions

News items: A news blast from the paleo world made top science headlines this week saying the great and powerful T. Rex is unfeathered. Read the study that caused the news headlines and controversy. Washington Post piece Fantastic feathers Some paleobiologists said “told ya”! Others not so much. Check out this video by Trey the…

What happened to the dinosaurs? They are used to indoctrinate children

DN Reader David O’Hare passed along a tip to me yesterday to try googling: “What happened to the dinosaurs”. Here is the surprising and highly misguided result: The top result is from Answers in Genesis, Ken Ham‘s fundamentalist, anti-science, Christian group who believes that dinosaurs existed with humans and they are really a means to fool…

There are NO dinosaurs in the bible. That’s a big oversight.

Brian Switek has this great commentary piece on how Feathered Dinosaurs Drive Creationists Crazy and that biblical literalists are on a campaign to “take dinosaurs back.” The dinosaurs of our childhood aren’t around anymore. The sluggish, swamp-bound pea-brains that haunted museum halls and trundled through picture books have been eviscerated by agile, hot-blooded, and, often,…

Cartoon dinosaurs advertise cartoonish ideas about nature at the Creation museum

Dinos take the nation: Creation Museum adds more billboards Dinosaurs are being spotted on interstates all over the country, and the Creation Museum is to blame. The comic-book-style dinosaurs are located on more than 100 billboards as far away as Dallas, Orlando., Fla., and Sacramento, Calif. Ken Ham, co-founder of Answers in Genesis, the apologetics…

What do living dinosaurs, the Loch Ness monster and the Ku Klux Klan have in common?

Related to this story we posted about Louisiana’s controversial new school voucher program, here is a peek into what kids might be taught as part of a fundamentalist school “science” program: How American fundamentalist schools are using Nessie to disprove evolution | Herald Scotland. Thousands of children in the southern state will receive publicly-funded vouchers…