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TTM Book Club: Starting with “Bones, Rocks and Stars” in Mid-July

June 12th, 2009 · 14 Comments

Back in February, we sought an answer to the question Any interest in a “Book Club” of sorts? The answer at the time was “yes!” By decree, we decided 😉 on Bones, Rocks and Stars by Chris Turney. I propose we start with this book on 13 July. Hopefully I’m not busy referring to myself […]

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How To Resolve: “Genesis vs Science”

April 28th, 2009 · 70 Comments

So a literal reading of Genesis (first book of the Torah) brings many people under the impression that the world/universe was created in six days, is less than 10,000 years old, and that there was a global catastrophic flood. Science teaches us that the universe is about 14 billion years old, that the earth and […]

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It’s Everywhere… Creationism in The Netherlands

February 26th, 2009 · 16 Comments

For those that can read Dutch: Terug Naar Je Maker. Here is my haphazard translation of the front page: BACK TO YOUR MAKER Valued Visitor, It is 2009, Darwin Year. Exactly a hundred and fifty years ago, scientist Charles Darwin published his seminal book “On the Origin of Species“, wherein he introduced the theory that […]

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Carnival of the Africans, and CMI Noah’s Flood Talk Transcript

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

This month I participated in the inaugural edition of the new Carnival of the Africans by submitting Creation Ministries International Strikes Stellenbosch Again — Noah’s Flood?, in order to share my posts on the March CMI seminar. The Carnival of the Africans is an attempt to encourage scientific and skeptical blogging in South Africa. The […]

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Creation Ministries International Strikes Stellenbosch Again — Noah’s Flood?

August 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

I have not seen the posters, but a friend informed me that Creation Ministries International (CMI) is giving another talk in Stellenbosch, most likely again on the invitation of Shofar, most likely again renting the Sanlam hall at the top of the Neelsie. This time it is a Canadian, specialising on Noah’s Flood… I believe […]

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More Batten Seminar Coverage in Die Matie

April 30th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Another three letters from Die Matie, reproduced here with their authors’ consent. The first, published in Die Matie on 9 April, in response to Kenneth Oberlander and Maud Bonato’s letter in the 19 March issue:

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Do Any Shofarians Care About Science?

April 19th, 2008 · 17 Comments

The big creationism machine… There are people who teach it, there are people who hear and learn it, and then there are those that facilitate the transaction. Irrespective of whether creationism is true or false, I’d hope my series of posts on the Batten seminar could serve to demonstrate why Batten’s teachings are misleading and […]

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Batten Seminar Coverage in Die Burger

March 27th, 2008 · 7 Comments

This article by Dr Jurie van den Heever is my favourite. He is a senior palaeontologist at Stellenbosch University and an expert on Karoo fossils. I translate pieces of it below. (Shall I try to put up a better scanned version of the article when I get back home?) The article starts out discussing Andrew […]

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Batten Seminar Coverage in By

March 25th, 2008 · 5 Comments

We’re approaching the end of the Batten blog arc. (“At last!”, I hear some people say?) After this one, there will likely be only two more posts. This is all as a result of a weird urge for thoroughness. So today, for thoroughness, I’m sharing an article published in the By on 15 March. The […]

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Batten Seminar Coverage in Die Matie

March 25th, 2008 · 68 Comments

A letter published in Stellenbosch University’s independent student newspaper, Die Matie, 19 March 2008, Letters, Page 13 (a pdf can be downloaded from Die Matie’s archives): Creationist’s message misleading THE RECENT talk titled “Evolution – a Dark age for Science and Society?” by dr Don Batten is an example of a particularly worrying type of […]

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