Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Tinkerbell, Tooth Fairy, Santy Claus Too

Lotions and potions and eye of newt stew. Trafficking in superstition is such a wonderful business. AP (07.31.06):
"Like most natural history museums, this one has exhibits showing dinosaurs roaming the Earth. Except here, the giant reptiles share the forest with Adam and Eve. That, of course, is contradicted by science, but that's the point of the $25 million Creation Museum rising fast in rural Kentucky." Museum Tells Earth's History With Bible
"Its inspiration is the Bible — the literal interpretation that contends God created the heavens and the Earth and everything in them just a few thousand years ago." "'If the Bible is the word of God, and its history really is true, that's our presupposition or axiom, and we are starting there,' museum founder Ken Ham said during recent tour of the sleek and modern facility, which is due to open next year." Sounds like Ken puts quite a few axioms in the bank. "Mark Looy, a vice president at Answers in Genesis, said the museum has received at least $21 million in private donations." Two extraordinarily gullible morons each gave the boys $1 million. "John Morris, president of the Institute for Creation Research in San Diego, an organization that promotes creationism, said the museum will affirm the doubts many people have about science, namely the notion that man evolved from lower forms of life." "'Americans just aren't gullible enough to believe that they came from a fish,' he said." Pigeons, on the other hand, are an entirely different matter.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

An interesting thought: If you take both theories back far enough, all the way to: "The Big Bang" and "Let there be light", you come to the fact that both require a "leap of faith".
pt.

7:15 AM  
Blogger knobboy said...

Dunno if I'd buy that. There's a good bit of hard science about the big bang. The "let there be light' thing, not so much.

Check this out, via Pharyngula.

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! Maybe the words should be "Let there be BANG". I know the evidence. To refute it is very closed minded. I think taking the Bible as literal, (which would also mean that it is OK to keep slaves or stone your neighbor if they work on the Sabbath) considering all the translations it's been through, and not knowing some of the texts authors, is dubious at best. In my book, Creationism just doesn’t hold up.
pt.

7:46 AM  
Blogger knobboy said...

Creationism is bunk, pure, plain and simple.

Bible literalists are full of shit too. Ignorant, superstitious savages, looking for signs in clouds, tea leaves and animal entrails.

Though there's no end to the money you can make off of 'em. They are so damned gullible, they'll believe just about anything.

10:00 AM  

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