I know y’all have heard about the hilarious atrocity that is the creation museum, right?
Daily Kos has a post about a visit:
In case you’ve wondered what a $27 million tribute to ignorance looks like, tech website Ars Technica has taken a field trip to the Creation Museum outside Cincinnati.
There were posters explaining just how coal could be formed in a few weeks as opposed to over millions of years, and how rapidly the biblical flood would cover the earth, drowning all but a handful of living creatures. The flood plays a big part in the museum’s attempt to explain away what we see as millions of years of natural processes. There was also an explanation as to why, with only one progenitor family, it wasn’t considered incest for Adam and Eve’s children to marry each other. Apparently there was less sin back then, and therefore fewer mutations in their DNA. Evidently sin, and not two copies of the same recessive trait, gives rise to congenital birth defects.
From the description, a good part of the museum isn’t about “creation” at all, but is devoted to the kind of “Hell House” horror show that some fundamentalist churches are prone to constructing around Halloween. You know, the ones where not believing exactly as they do causes you to become a heroin-addicted homosexual teenager who somehow still needs an abortion, dies on the table, and goes straight to you-know-where.
And there was a box of frogs.
This was of particular interest to me, since they claim the reason poison frogs aren’t poisonous in captivity is due to the Almighty. I’m fairly sure it’s due to the lack of poisonous mites in their diet, but there you go. Oh, and they have an example of a Triceratops with a genuine saddle and blanket on it, just like Adam and Eve use to ride.
No, really. A Triceratops with a saddle:
“Look at you there son! Now you’re just like Adam. You’re babies are going to marry each other!”
And there are more pictures right here. Most of them are images of the text displays, which, predictably, are wonderfully funny.
I am just completely baffled by people who actually, truly believe that the Earth is only 6,000 years old. I cannot even begin to grasp what would make someone reject the literal mountains of evidence that completely and solidly dispel the entire creation story put forth by the Bible. It is ridiculous. Please, if any of you out there actually believe in creation, and believe that Adam and Eve rode dinosaurs (Fucking rode dinosaurs?? Are you kidding me?) (I guess if you do actually believe that, you may be offended by the use of “fucking.” Let me apologize. You probably don’t like my website very much. Sorry.) and believe that fossils and diamonds and sediments and Pangaea and Lucy are all lies concocted by Scientists then tell me why. How can you actually believe this?
I seriously want to know, because it frightens me that there are this many people out there flat out rejecting pure, certain science.
And what is really scary is that people are bringing their children here, and they are walking around a well-designed, impressive museum actually believing that what they are being taught is right. These children have no chance! They are being brainwashed! This is horrifying! Am I the only one who thinks this?