In Which Ken Ham Continues To Promote the Lie that Isaiah 45:18 Says ANYTHING About Aliens 

Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis has recently “written” a post (with the help of the oft-times half-cocked “AiG’s research team”) called “Study: Mars “More Uninhabitable Than Previously Thought.” Apparently, a new study [“Perchlorates on Mars enhance the bacteriocidal effects of UV light.” Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 4662 (2017) doi:10.1038/s41598-017-04910-3] has concluded that Mars is currently more unsuitable…

A Day at the Ark Encounter 

I’ve been looking forward to visiting the Ark Encounter for… well, pretty much since I first heard about it. Meanwhile, atheists and other misotheists have been maligning it and trying to sink it ever since they heard about it.  Most recently, Andrew Seidel, an attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, used some footage from a trip…

A Shout-out to Answers in Genesis for a Recent Display of Rational Restraint 

It seems that lately this blog has been fixated on creation exotheology, theology that concerns itself with how Biblical Christianity might deal with the discovery of extraterrestrial life. One of the reasons for this is quite obviously because I just published a book on the subject. Of course, I wrote Strangers and Aliens because I was concerned about…

In Which Gary Bates Responds To My Post About Aliens and the Bible

Gary Bates, CEO of Creation Ministries International and the author of the best-selling book Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection, has responded to my previous post, Gary Bates Thinks ET Could Potentially Falsify The Bible. Predictably , he has taken objection to it and to an earlier post refuting his anti-alien arguments called Why ET Probably Doesn’t Need To…

Life, the Universe & Everything: The Bible Versus the Search For ET?

Yesterday, a post entitled, “Do Aliens Have the Answers to Life?” appeared on Ken Ham’s blog on the Answers in Genesis website. It was a typical anti-alien piece, using a piece of news or research as a springboard to launch into things. The post begins with a statement about the ubiquity of aliens in modern culture:…

Was Noah A Millionaire? James McGrath’s Theology Stumbles On Scripture

What you’re about to read is what happens when a man who doubts the historical veracity of the Bible finds something in the Bible that contradicts his loosely Bible-inspired theology. Basically, he’s stubbed an opinion on a passage of Scripture. It’s sad. It’s instructive. It underscores the truth of Jesus’ warning in John 3:12 about the interconnectedness of…

Evolutionary Theology: Where Scientific and Biblical Illiteracy Go Hand in Hand

Joel Watts, the misguided theology student who would rather Kentucky open up a porn shop than the Biblically-affirming Ark Encounter, has recently commented on an exchange between Rev. Paul Wallace and Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis. Rev. Wallace made the following statement: “But there are other kinds of illiteracy. There is, for example, scientific illiteracy….