When people object to evolution they typically do so in a handful of ways, like the classic “why are there still monkeys?” An argument so common that the great “take that Darwin” twitter account always manages to find a dozen or so examples every day. Another is that any given example of evolution simply represents Continue Reading
Today’s case of psuedoscience comes from Belac. They also pointed me in the direction of the eolith nonsense from last time. Belac is quickly becoming my one-stop shop for creationist craziness. Today they’ve pointed me to the same place. Answers in Genesis, arguable the largest creationist institution out there. What Belac wants me to tackle Continue Reading
Human history goes back almost 10,000 years. Which might seem like a long time, but it’s nothing compared to our prehistory. That stretches back to the earliest known modern human, who lived ~195,000 years ago. We are an ancient species. So ancient that creationists seem to have difficulty comprehending just how old we are. They Continue Reading
In the depths of Bruniquel Cave, France, lie an enigmatic series of circles. They are made from stalagmites, on which a residue accumulated since they were placed. Radiometric dating this coating revealed these circles predated the arrival of modern humans in France. Clearly, Neanderthals must have made them. I found this fascinating because it was Continue Reading
For at least 23 years Answers in Genesis has been reporting discoveries the Neanderthals weren’t dumb; along with quotes from scientists saying as such. Despite this, they’re still reporting on Neanderthal intelligence as controversial, with researchers begrudgingly “admitting” Answers in Genesis is right.