Archive for creationism

In the heavens, science. But on earth …

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 14 December 2010 by Steve

“Does it matter what you think about the history of life on earth if your job is looking at the stars? According to the Louisville, Kentucky Courier-Journal, astronomer Martin Gaskell was a shoo-in to be the first director of a new observatory at the University of Kentucky back in 2007. Until, that is, the University got wind of his lectures on the biblical creation story and his belief that there are ‘major scientific problems in evolutionary theory’ …” (more)

[Emma Marris, The Great Beyond, 13 December]


Ulster Says No to Creationism

Posted in Life with tags , on 31 May 2010 by Steve

“One of the most shocking aspects of life in Ulster for the outside visitor, is the grip fundamentalist Christianity has upon the Protestant community. I arrived here 2 years ago as an aspiring Physics student from England and quickly settled in, making friends on both sides of the divide. However, as a staunch fan of science and the so called ‘new atheist’ movement launched by people such as Professor Richard Dawkins, I was shocked to find out how many of my new friends were literal Christian believers …” (more)

[Daniel Gillen, The Gown, 31 May]

Northern Ireland minister calls on Ulster Museum to promote creationism

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 26 May 2010 by Steve

“Northern Ireland’s born-again Christian culture minister has called on the Ulster Museum to put on exhibits reflecting the view that the world was made by God only several thousand years ago. Nelson McCausland, who believes that Ulster Protestants are one of the lost tribes of Israel, has written to the museum’s board of trustees urging them to reflect creationist and intelligent design theories of the universe’s origins …” (more)

[Henry McDonald, Guardian, 26 May]