Saturday, February 11, 2012

Rerun: My Visit to the Local Creationist Museum (Seriously, I'm Not Making This Up)

In honor of Charles Darwin's birthday tomorrow, this piece from Dec 2010 ...

Believe it or not, this museum is only 10 or 12 miles from my home, outside San Diego.

This journey through time will be a very short one, as the entire universe, earth included, according to creationist belief, is only 6,000 years old.

This works way better than carbon-14 dating.

I missed whether it was a standard day or a metric day.

In support of a worldwide catastrophe, creationism cites the same geological evidence as science, though with some rather significant differences in interpretation.

Noah's sons went their separate ways, assisted by land bridges spanning the oceans, thanks to a Flood-induced ice age. The animals from the Ark dispersed along these same land bridges, perhaps not whales and other sea creatures.

And I thought Neanderthals survived in the form of Tea Party followers.

I wish I had our high school class valedictorian, Karl Van Bibber, to explain this to me.

If I can follow the logic, mutations (which are all bad) get filtered out of the gene pool, keeping creation constant. There is, however, the mother-in-law exception.

That's right, evolution is just a religion, which makes creationism the true science. Why aren't our kids being taught this in school?

The "bad fruits" of evolution. No good can come from allowing people to think for themselves. That's why we need knowledgeable people in authority to do our thinking for us.

Evolution apparently played a part in the Final Solution. Actually, murderous bigots were killing Jews en masse long before Darwin. The Catholic Church even made saints out of some of these medieval pre-Hitlers. (Sorry, I was trying really hard to keep this objective.)

A browse through the museum's book store. No, I didn't Photoshop the book title.

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