Sunday, May 27, 2007

At Least Intelligence is Hereditary

Among the crowd running for the presidency on the Republican side are three men who said that they do NOT believe in evolution. Brownback, Tancredo & Huckabee. Oh and apparently McCain hesitated a bit before saying that he does believe in it. I haven't watched any Republican debates, so don't know if they were also asked if they believed in gravity, or that the earth revolves around the sun, or even if the earth isn't flat.

And just so you don't leave thinking that this idiocy is limited to Republican politicians (would that it be so), we have the arrival of the Museum of Creation. I'm not about to encourage such silliness by providing a link to the museum, but I do have to share some of its "exhibit" concepts - which were put together with advice from a man who helped create the Jaws & King Kong attractions for one of the Universal Studios tours. The place certainly believes in Barnum & Bailey. Not to mention P.T. Barnum's "sucker born every minute" admonition. It offers a "walk through history" (oh man, it's SO hard to quote their stuff with a straight face).

According to the museum and our well, let's face it, stupid creationist citizens (ok, this may well be the start of my belief that IQ tests should be required for voting), the earth is 6,000 years old. But as any good showman knows, kids love dinosaurs. So how to fit those animatronic dinosaurs, into an exhibit? Why to argue that they were on the ark with Noah, of course! There apparently is a planetarium (stars? no, those aren't stars, they're just shinny things from heaven). A "dragon's hall" bookstore (hey, if there can be dinosaurs on the ark, why not dragons, after all, kids love them too!).

The crew in charge lists their reasoning for the museum's "creation" as it were (sorry, couldn't resist): The Creation Museum will proclaim to the world that the Bible is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice and in every area it touches on. This ‘walk through history’ museum will be a wonderful alternative to the evolutionary natural history museums that are turning countless minds against the gospel of Christ and the authority of the Scripture.

Well, I would say more, but this mind has already been turned onto science and logic. Why? Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, I'm not an idiot.

2 Comments:

Blogger TomCat said...

If mankind had indeed coexisted with the dinosaurs, the human fossil skeletons would be inside those of the dinosaurs. ;-)

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Mark said...

I know that faith is a big part of religion, but who knew denial was an even bigger part for creationists. What do they do? Just close their eyes and pretend the world isn't really out there?

1:34 PM  

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