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Creationism Debunked by Science and Reason
Theistic Creation Myths Collapse Under Modern Scientific Scrutiny
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This text was initially prepared under the title "An Atheist Critique of Pandeism" for inclusion in Pandeism: An Anthology (K. Mapson, Ed.). The critique applies equally to creationism in general, and is provided here in support of the Reason Revolution.

It will also be published as a free mini-ebook (4800 words) available at Amazon and other online booksellers. Announcement of publication will be made by the Reason Revolution on Twitter. (Please send pre-publication reviews to atheism {at}


Pandeism posits a creator-deity that became the universe itself upon its creation. As such, it is perhaps the most elemental creationist theology, sidestepping anti-evolution, "intelligent design," and other post-creation arguments favoring religion.

In debunking pandeism by means of recent findings in cosmology and astrophysics, this reader-friendly article for the intellectually curious non-scientist also effectively debunks all forms of theistic creationism.

In doing so, it convincingly exposes the false premise of supernaturalism, regardless of which religion is its partner in delusion.


Dan Dana is a retired educator, mediator, and psychologist who has turned his attention to the advancement of secular humanism. Born in 1945 to a Protestant family in rural Missouri, he attributes his awakening to atheistic humanism as a worldview to his discovery as a youth of the philosophy of Bertrand Russell. Dan's life experiences include serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam (noncombat) and Panama Canal Zone (1966-1968); founding in 1985 and growing a successful Internet-based educational enterprise (endowed to a Florida college in 2013); being a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives (1998); teaching at a New England university for 28 years, and guest-lecturing at educational institutions on six continents; and traveling in over 75 countries. The author of several books on mediation and conflict resolution, his most recent publication is The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion, a free ebook available at Amazon and other online retailers. He holds the PhD in psychology (University of Missouri, 1977). The father of one and grandfather of two, Dan resides with his wife Susan in Sarasota, Florida.

Seeking no monetary compensation from this book, Dr Dana considers it his chosen form of retirement volunteerism for a worthy cause.

Pre-publication reviews

"Dan has written a considered ebook dealing with whether our universe was created by a deity or whether it was created in some other way (physics). In other words, he has tackled the argument of faith versus fact. In a very logical way he has established that physics is responsible for our universe as we know it, which may be only one of an infinite number of universes, all with their own properties, and most inimical to life as we know it."

— Dr. Gary H. Kramer (Health Physics), author of over 200 peer reviewed papers and over 300 scientific reports

"Although beyond his stated purpose, Dan's mini-ebook debunks not only creation myths, but supernaturalism (i.e., theistic religion) more broadly. I was particularly interested in his debunking of deism. It seems so many people are ready to throw off religion, but still hang on to deistic notions that are just as irrational."

— Dr. Darrel Ray, author of The God Virus, and founder of Recovering from Religion

"Pandeism is perhaps the stealthiest attempt to sneak a creator god past the scrutiny and skepticism of science. 'God became the universe,' say the pandeists, knowing that scientists could hardly deny the existence of the universe. But like a cheetah taking down its prey, psychologist Dan Dana clamps his intellectual jaws on pandeism's vulnerable throat: its essentially supernatural, untestable, and therefore unscientific premises."

— Dr. John C. Wathey, computational biologist and author of The Illusion of God's Presence: The Biological Origins of Spiritual Longing.

. . . more reviews coming soon. Authors and other experts are requested to submit pre-publication endorsements to atheism {at}