Sunday, May 27, 2007

The Creation Museum

Ive been looking forward to this since PZ first mentioned it a week or so ago.

Like PZ mentions, what does it say about todays 'journalists' when a bunch of amateur bloggers can provide a better critique of Creationism and Ken Hams Magic Museum than the supposed professionals?

So here, hopefully, is a go-to post for people who want to know whats up with Young Earth Creationism and why scientists are so upset about the Creation Museum.

The Creation Museum Carnival

Fast link to my contribution


Gerald said...

The only thing good about this is that if the museum doesn't get the amount of visitors it needs to stay financially afloat it might just bring down Answers in Genesis with it. That would make my year, if I didn't die laughing.

Dustin said...

From the article:

"But step a little farther into the entrance hall, and you come upon a pastoral scene undreamt of by any natural history museum."

Bawhuh? It's like the author has never set foot inside a real museum! There are some particularly nice ones in Chicago and Denver.

Actually, a lot about that article could be explained by a failure on the part of the author to attend a real museum. I went to real museums on field trips, and I went to one of the poorest school districts in the country. So it wasn't for lack of education or money that the author of that article has never set foot in a real museum.

Thus, we must conclude, the author of the article is just a dumbass.

Les Lane said...

The Creation Museum is the perfect capstone for an appalling science education. On the other hand it's suitable reinforcement for those who view science as a (minor) branch of apologetcs.

Chris Noble said...

How does it compete with the "Mystery Park" in Switzerland for pseudoscience?

Erich von Däniken's Mystery Park

ERV said...

PZ brought up an excellent point today-- Museums spend a ton of cash rotating exhibits, getting new stuff restored and displayed, developing new ways to present new data...

What is this museum going to do?

Its going to be the same museum in 100 years. The Bible doesnt change, so how can a Young Earth Creationist museum change?

They cant possibly keep revenue up.