New Creation Museum Exhibit

Answers in Genesis posted a walkthrough of one of the new exhibits at the Creation Museum. The exhibit is based on Ken Ham’s book The Lie. I believe it’s in the area that used to portray the evils they attribute to belief in evolution. It had a wrecking ball labelled “millions of years” knocking down […]

What Question Would You Ask God?

What Question Would You Ask God?

The first day of the Alpha Course, was after a very long day at work, and I almost skipped it. When I walked into the room I saw a giant sign asking “why am I here?” I couldn’t come up with a good answer. I nearly turned around and left. I know their intent is […]

Protarchaeopteryx and Caudipteryx Made the Ark as a Reptiles – Not birds!

Protarchaeopteryx and Caudipteryx Made the Ark as a Reptiles – Not birds!

On the Ark Encounter poster, the families Protarchaeopteridae and Caudipteryidae are found on the list of Ark Kinds, but both are classified as reptiles. This is interesting because Answers in Genesis has repeatedly discussed these creatures, and I certainly got the impression they saw them as flightless birds. Their earliest article on the subject, posted […]

Not Only Evangelical Christians Reject Evolution

The majority of the literature aiming to harmonize a literal Biblical account of Noah’s Ark with modern science comes from well-funded Christian groups in English speaking countries. These groups (AIG, CMI, ICR) all require all staff and authors of articles submitted to their journals to sign statements of faith that exclude non-Christians, Catholics, and Mormons, […]

Second Attempt at the Alpha Course

Six years ago, when I was living in Edmonton, there was a huge campaign for the Alpha Course, an introduction to Christianity series out of the UK. I attempted to attend. I blogged about my adventure here: http://www.edmontonatheists.ca/2013/10/adventures-with-the-alpha-course/ Since then I’ve been curious about better organized implementations of the Alpha course. Recently I moved to […]

Twelve of the Oreodonts missed the Ark!

Twelve of the Oreodonts missed the Ark!

Oreodont sounds like a good name for an oreo-cookie flavoured donut. Oreodonts are actually a group of extinct pig-like animals, which is kind of fitting because oreo-flavoured donuts sound like food fit for a pig. However, oreodonts would get sick from eating donuts, because they did not have a digestive system like a pig. They […]

How do they know it’s Cheating?

How do they know it’s Cheating?

A recent article on the Answers in Genesis website discusses a study on cheating. The researchers went to a rural village in Guatemala before the harvest (when people were most likely to be running out of money) and recruited farmers to participate in a study. The farmers were given a die in a cup with […]

Messelornithids Missed the Ark!

Messelornithids Missed the Ark!

Messelornithids are one of the best represented bird species in the fossil record. We have hundreds of preserved specimens, many of them preserving the full body and even details like stomach contents. Yet they seem to be inexplicably unpopular. Not only are they missing from the Ark Encounter’s list of extinct bird kinds, but I […]

Some South American Hooved Animals Missed the Ark!

Litopterna is an order of hooved mammals that have fossils that only exist in South America. Most descriptions include phrases like “a distant relative of horses”, which from a YEC perspective would of course not be true, because the kinds are not actually related. Still, they are vaguely horse-like while still being very distinct from […]

Why Noah’s Ark?

When first encountering Young Earth Creationist literature, most people wonder why they seem to have such an obsession with Noah’s Ark. Even among Christians, the flood account is not discussed much outside of the Young Earth community. The Bible is a very long book, and the 3 chapters about the flood barely take up a […]