State Board of Education members have again disregarded the recommendations of teachers and scholars on science curriculum standards. Politicians on the board are more interested in promoting their personal agendas than making sure Texas kids get a sound science education. Here's our press statement: Read More
The State Board of Education's war on evolution in Texas public schools is in the news again. Now the Houston Chronicle, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and other newspaper around the state are publishing this new column from Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller. Here is the full version: Read More
How far will religious-righters go to use faith as a weapon to harm others? Pretty far — including demanding government help to do it.
Answers in Genesis, a militantly anti-evolution ministry, is suing the state of Kentucky for the right of its proposed creation theme park to discriminate on the basis of religion even while getting $18 million in tax incentives.
Kentucky tourism officials told Answers in Genesis in December that the proposed Ark Encounter creationist theme park won’t be eligible for the tax incentives unless the organization pledges not to discriminate in hiring based on religion. That’s a requirement any non-religious business must meet. But Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham is claiming that Kentucky officials are hostile to religion:
“(T)he state was so insistent on treating our religious entity as a second-class citizen that we were simply left with no alternative but to proceed to court. This is the latest example of increasing government hostility towards religion in America, and it’s certainly among the most blatant.”
Ham — who has attacked the Texas Freedom Network for defending the teaching of evolution — is talking nonsense. The state is simply treating his proposed theme park as it would any… Read More
The anti-science crowd will be working overtime this weekend to account for this one: scientists have unearthed what could be one of the largest living things to ever walk the planet, a dinosaur so massive that it may have been heavier than a Boeing 737-900 passenger jet.
This hulking dinosaur stood two stories tall at its shoulder and weighed as much as seven Tyrannosauruses rex. It measured 85 feet from head to tail, including its 37-foot-long neck and 30-foot-long muscular tail.
Scientists are hesitant to say that Dreadnoughtus schrani is the largest dinosaur species that ever lived, but it is certainly right up there.
Based on the size of the femur, or thigh bone, and the humerus, or upper arm bone, scientists believe this Dreadnoughtus weighed 65 tons when it died 66 million to 84 million years ago. (They are still working on getting a more precise age.) That would make it heavier than a Boeing 737.
And here’s the kicker: Skeletal evidence suggests that at the time of its death, the gargantuan creature was still growing.
You’ve gotta love science.
Your move, creationists. Time to figure out how two of… Read More
From today’s TFN News Clips:
“I think everyone here is doing it because we believe in the message and we ultimately want people to be saved. We want people to realize the Bible is trustworthy in matters of history and when it touches science. And because you can trust it in those areas, you can trust it when it comes to how to inherit eternal life.”
– Jason Lisle, an astrophysicist and research director at the Dallas-based Institute for Creation Research, which wants to show that science proves the biblical version of creation.