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Pope Francis Puts His Faith in Science

Creationism is (unfortunately/embarrassingly/scarily) taking off in the United States. A Gallup poll from June 2014 found that more than four in ten Americans continue to believe that God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago. And an April 2014 AP-GfK poll saw a majority of Americans (51 percent) questioning the Big Bang. We […]

October 29th

What Religion May Bring to the Environmental Table

A recent USA Today article, “Taking to the Pulpit Against Climate Change,” depicts a war between religious environmentalists and Christian conservatives. It’s an interesting article that highlights the growing number of individuals and groups who are making the connection between religion and environmentalism. But it does make me wonder — if more religious leaders take the pulpit […]

July 16th

Pat Robertson Calls Creationists “Deaf, Dumb, and Blind”

In the war between creationists and defenders of science, creationism’s tenacity has been nothing but alarming. Earlier this year, Bill Nye actually engaged Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis in a debate over whether creationism is a viable scientific theory. (Unfortunately, Nye lost the debate just by showing up.) And according to a recent AP-GfK […]

May 23rd

Christianity’s Influence on the Air Conditioner

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Cosmos” has fueled debate between creationists and defenders of science. Creationists complain that the show doesn’t devote adequate time to Christianity and their misguided belief that the Earth is only 4,000 years old. Defenders of science rightfully respond that that creationism is a religious belief with no scientific validity — sometimes with […]

May 19th

Rachel Sussman Photographs “The Oldest Living Things”

Despite what some creationists may think, the Earth has been around much, much, much longer than 4,000 years. We not only have radiocarbon dating that tells us that the Earth is approximately 4.5-billion-years-old, but Rachel Sussman’s new book, The Oldest Living Things in the World, now offers photographic proof that organisms that pre-date Genesis are still […]

May 6th

Poll Shows Majority of Americans Doubt Scientific Facts

According to a recent AP-GfK poll, a majority of Americans (51 percent) still question the Big Bang. Americans are also still skeptical about the science underlying climate change, evolution, and the age of the Earth. These results are obviously disconcerting. Instead of reflecting actual doubt in the scientific community — for which there is virtually none […]

April 21st

Funny Or Die Presents “Creationist Cosmos”

We at EdenKeeper have gotten a little frustrated/angry/scared/sad about the popularity creationism seems to be gaining. It baffles us that creationists can’t see the spirituality associated with scientific discovery. It maddens us to see the Bible warped into a textbook. And it deeply concerns us to see the growing number of schools teaching creationism and […]

April 16th

Enough! Evolution and Climate Science Aren’t Anti-Christian

For some reason many Americans still consider the Bible’s story of Creation a viable scientific theory. The number of schools teaching Creation is growing and Ken Ham and Bill Nye actually debated the science of Creationism a few months ago. The resilience of Creationists is terrifying on so many levels, but as Reverend Michael Dowd […]

April 10th