Sunday, May 27, 2007

Creation Museum Ribbon-Cutting

Yesterday, I had the great honor of attending Answers in Genesis' invitation-only ribbon-cutting ceremony for Creation Museum. It was an incredible event, and the museum itself it absolutely breath-taking. There's so much science, so much history, and so much skill that went into the construction of this $27-million museum.

But my excitement was not shared with everyone else. Among all the media coverage and supports present were several who had malicious intentions. What especially disappointed me was to see one group of guys stoop to a terrible low of silly deception in order to get in an try to record everything.

Of course, the internet is full of blogs and articles about Creation Museum. What amazes me is that almost every blog that criticizes the museum does so without the author having ever been inside. That's bad journalism and bad science. And so many people don't even know what science is! It's no wonder that they believe so blindly and are afraid of hearing something contrary to their beliefs.

That raises another interesting point. There are dozens, maybe even hundreds of secular, evolutionary museums in the world. Evolution is pushed and indoctrinated in so many places. Kids aren't taught how to think, but only what to think according to the beliefs of the school board. So in all of this mess, why are evolutionists so afraid of one Creation Museum in Kentucky? Are their beliefs so unfounded that a single museum scares them? Creation Museum clearly explains both popular views, and presents evidence that makes the visitor think. Do evolutionists have a problem with people being able to choose what they think? What are they so afraid of?

5 comments:

McGroovy said...

And so many people don't even know what science is! It's no wonder that they believe so blindly and are afraid of hearing something contrary to their beliefs.

Are you speaking of creationists? Because that passage surely is about them.

Do evolutionists have a problem with people being able to choose what they think? What are they so afraid of?

I can only speak for myself here; No. I don't have a problem with people making informed choices about what they believe. However, creationists ignore the evidence placed before them by scientists from a myriad of disciplines. And that's called willful ignorance. And that scares me.

Ed Darrell said...

If one spends some time in those museums that "push" evolution, one begins to see how science works. One begins to see the ways scientists always question, and seek to find ways to test nature to provide answers to their questions.

One can learn critical thinking from reading evolution and studying it in museums; that's impossible in a place like Ham's place.

It seems to me you don't know coprolites about evolution. Have you ever studied it?

Forthekids said...

Hi! Hope you're having fun at the grand opening today. I caught a few of your posts over at PZ's place. Great job! PZ's a hoot.

Adam said...

We aren't afraid of hearing a contrary viewpoint, more afraid of the damage done to the young and the ignorant by presenting them with such blatantly false information. Not to mention sad to see so much funding go to such a waste of space.
Religion is a manmade invention to soothe the fear of not understanding the world around you(not to mention keep the population controlled and complacent), now that we have the capacity to understand physics, biology, and astronomy(to name a few) it sickens me to see part of our population that wants to shelter us in ignorance.
Creationism is not science, and trying to teach it as such damages society as a whole.
I am, however, perfectly fine with such things being taught as philosophy or mythology.

Zazu said...

Well written article.