Bloggingheads: Capo non grata

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Sep 4, 2009

My colleagues and fellow Hive Overmind bloggers Sean Carroll and Carl Zimmer have written lengthy essays on why they will no longer participate on BloggingHeads.tv, a video interview site.

Sean and Carl are fine writers, and they wanted to be careful when they make their point; thus the longish essays.

But I'll be more succinct. Bloggingheads had full-blown creationists being interviewed, making all the same long-debunked claims while the other person talking basically supported them. And BloggingHeads called that science.

So Bzzzzzzzt! I'm done with them. I was on BloggingHeads (with Carl) a few months ago, and I won't ever do it again either. If they want to cast creationism as science, they might as well say Holocaust denial is real history, 9/11 truthers are engineers, and Birthers are patriots. They can do that, but it's a crock.

Folks, the debate is over, and has been for decades: creationism is wrong, and provably so. And it's certainly not science. Portraying it as such is either breathtaking ignorance, or a lie. Sorry, BHTV, but creationism is the shark, and you're Fonzie.

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