Monday, May 28, 2007

YECs are racist too?

So I was looking at some sneak-peek pictures of the Creation 'Museum', and Ive got just one question, not related to science/biology/evolution.

Would someone please explain to me why the human characters in the Creationism 'Museum' are white?



11 comments:

Tyler DiPietro said...

Because they survived the flood, of course! White men float, black men sink. And women be damned.

Foxy said...

Ever since the fall, everything's changed.

Peggy said...

They are not only white, they are clearly also American. (Except for Eve, who was probably French.)

Dustin said...

Ironically enough, Hovind's perverted understanding of evolution led him to think of it in terms of a teleological ladder. So then, while he was still at liberty to attend debates, he'd accuse his opponent of being racist because "cavemen in museums are always black, so Darwinists think blacks are more primitive".

He did that to a friend of mine who, somewhat foolishly, decided to act as Hovind's opponent during a debate set up by the Campus Crusade for Christ.

Wes said...

Religion always justifies/legitimizes local prejudices and norms. I doubt the makers of that idiotic museum put any thought at all into the skin color of their models--white is default, because it's "normal" from their perspective (which is pretty limited). They made them white because the thought of making them any other color probably didn't occur to them.

Chris Noble said...

It all goes back to when Ham walked into his father's tent without knocking.

Curse of Ham

Gerald said...

Not only are Adam and Eve white, they have no legs!

Chris Noble said...

Not only are Adam and Eve white, they have no legs!

There is a biblical precedence for this.

Noah had been drinking and was legless whan Ham walked in on him.

Lot was legless when his daughters slept with him.

ERV said...

Tyler-- And they had no clue yellow or red men even existed LOL!

Foxy-- Yup. 'White' used to be the dominant phenotype, before the fall and all them 'colors' came out.

Peggy-- The prego one looks like me (well, except pregnant and puckering my lips weird). Creeped me out.

Dustin-- For future reference, a snappy comeback would be "My grandparents were Jewish. Is that an anti-Semitic statement? Im 'better' than my grandparents because I was born 70 years later than them? That doesnt make any sense. Our great-great-great-great-etc grandparents were not white. If you hate 'black people', you hate your own ancestry, thats a fact."

Wes-- Youre probably right. Theyre so self-absorbed, the thought probably never occurred to them.

Chris-- Id be really interested to see the 'Confusion at Babylon' exhibit. I bet that clears this alllll up for us.

Gerald-- hehehe That reminded me of this weeks Humanist Network News joke:
God noticed that Adam was lonely. He said to him, "Adam, I am going to give you the perfect companion. She'll cook and clean and listen, she's perfect."

Adam replied, "What will she cost me?"

God said, "An arm and a leg."

Shocked, Adam said, "Well, what can I get for a rib?"

Dustin said...

"My grandparents were Jewish. Is that an anti-Semitic statement? Im 'better' than my grandparents because I was born 70 years later than them? That doesnt make any sense. Our great-great-great-great-etc grandparents were not white. If you hate 'black people', you hate your own ancestry, thats a fact."

Nobody would believe me. I'm Swiss, Swedish and German, and look like an Aryan stereotype. My name is a corruption of the Icelandic "Thorsteinn". I introduce myself with "Hello. I'm not a Nazi".

Anyway, I had the good sense to not walk into a debate hosted by The Campus Crusade for Christ. Bigtime cheaters. They told our physicist that he wouldn't be allowed to use slides, and then amended the rules 5 minutes before the debate so Hovind could use his. Then all of the "questions" were Margret Sanger quotes, except one: "How does evolution explain that two things as different as a man and a woman could have evolved side by side?"

I shit you not. That was one of the questions asked. Needless to say, with questions like that, our physicist handed Hovind his ass despite the cheating. There wasn't much need for snappy comebacks, since the creationists loaded their questions and promptly fired them into their own feet.

Chris Noble said...

Id be really interested to see the 'Confusion at Babylon' exhibit.

How about a list of exhibits you'd like to see at a biblical museum.

There's plenty of juicy stuff in the old testament.

I like the story about King David, Uriah and Bathsheba.

Uriah the Hittite