Don’t believe the hype about Bigfoot, a flat Earth or ancient aliens.
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A university course teaches students why people believe false and evidence-starved claims, to show them how to determine what’s accurate and real and what’s neither.
A replica of Noah’s Ark from the biblical tale at the Ark Encounter theme park in Kentucky.
An inevitable part of the internet age, some conspiracy theories appear and then fade, but in the US particularly, creationism seems firmly embedded in religion, education and pseudoscience.
A churchgoer’s thoughts on climate change may not have much to do with Christian teaching.
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Few white evangelicals in the U.S. say they believe in human-made climate change. This strand of science denial seems to have as much to do with conservative politics as the Bible’s teachings.
Christian fundamentalists like Ken Ham, CEO of the evangelical group that owns the Creation Museum, believe dinosaurs were among the animals rescued on Noah’s Ark.
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A Kentucky museum tells the history of the universe according to the Bible in an effort to debunk evolution. Its owner, the Christian group Answers in Genesis, promotes right-wing political causes.
New research shows how ‘teleological thinking’ means that conspiracists are more likely to also be creationists.
The dominant belief among Australian university students now is that God had no hand in creating or developing humans.
According to our 32-year longitudinal study of first year science students, belief in creationism has declined over time.
Several thousand people gather at a rally in Washington in 1952 to hear Evangelist Billy Graham preach.
Current trends suggest that evangelicalism is out of step with younger Americans. But, a scholar says, evangelicalism has been here before.
A conversation between a biologist and a philosopher on the relationship between man and divinity.
Charles Darwin, who first advanced the theory of evolution, to the chagrin of creationists everywhere.
Rather than castigate those who deny evolution, it is more useful to consider their arguments to help science explain it better
Playing to the intelligent design mob, Mike Pence is simply spinning words in his war on evolutionary biology
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Outlawing evolution in schools is based on creationist misconceptions – here’s how to counter them
In 2013, pro-science supporters rallied before a Texas Board of Education public hearing on proposed new science textbooks.
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Thirty years after the Supreme Court ruled that creationism cannot be required in schools, ‘creation science’ is still taught in some schools. What are the implications for climate education?
There wouldn’t be statues acclaiming Darwin and his theory if it couldn’t stand up to decades of testing.
In science, the word ‘theory’ has a very specific meaning that’s easy for nonscientists to misunderstand or misconstrue. Here’s what a theory must withstand to be accepted by the scientific community.
Religious teachers can feel uncomfortable explaining the science of evolution to their pupils.
Many South African teachers don’t accept the theory of evolution. They feel deeply conflicted when they have to teach it to their pupils as part of the life sciences curriculum.
A lot of people thought America’s religious right was losing its mojo – but it’s still got the wherewithal to build a $172m ark.
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Most scientists have found a way to make religion and evolution compatible, but not in the way you might think.
Forget evolution, just listen to the rocks.
Simon de Myle – Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat
If the biblical flood occurred just a few thousand years ago, that doesn’t leave enough time for the geologic history we see in rocks and fossils.
The term ‘creationist’ can encompass many types, each with their own beliefs.
John Long provoked a comments barrage on The Conversation last week after defending the theory of evolution in the face of creationist views. Unfortunately, while some of the comments were thoughtful…
Evolution is still the favoured theory, according to fossil records.
Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, first published in 1859, offered a bold new explanation for how animals and plants diversified and still serves as the foundation underpinning all medical and biological…
Who wouldn’t want to try that?
The Conversation organised a public question-and-answer session on Reddit in which Jeremy Pritchard, senior lecturer in biology at the University of Birmingham, explained the science of evolution and tackled…