They’re all together ooky. The AGENDA family. (snap snap)
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Ky. Creation Museum opens to thousands
Tue May 29, 5:06 PM ET
PETERSBURG, Ky. – A museum that tells the Bible’s version of Earth’s history — that the planet was created in a single week just a few thousand years ago — attracted thousands to its opening as protesters rallied outside.
The dozens of demonstrators argued Monday that the Creation Museum’s central tenets conflict with scientific evidence that the Earth is several billion years old. Overhead, an airplane pulled a banner with the message: “Thou Shalt Not Lie.”
The privately funded museum had more than 4,000 guests on opening day, said Mark Looy, a co-founder of the $27 million facility 20 miles southwest of Cincinnati. The parking lot was filled with license plates from dozens of states.
“The guests were very happy with the museum experience,” Looy said. “Of course, we had some naysayers come through and engage us in conversation, and that’s fine — we want them.”
Lawrence Krauss, an author and physicist at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University, decided to view the museum firsthand.
“It’s really impressive — and it really gives the impression that they’re talking about science at some point,” Krauss said. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being best, “I’d give it a 4 for technology, 5 for propaganda. As for content, I’d give it a negative 5.”
The museum features high-tech exhibits designed by a theme-park artist, including animatronic dinosaurs and a wooden ark at least two stories tall, plus a special effects theater and planetarium.
Some exhibits show dinosaurs aboard Noah’s Ark and assert that all animals were vegetarians until Adam committed the first sin in the Garden of Eden.
Several things stand out in this article:
1) “Thou Shalt Not Lie” appears to be featured in the presentation of this Creationist museum. Since neither Darwinism nor Creationism has been definitively proven, I find it not only pointless to use here and also rather antagonistic. Seeing as Christianity is taken on faith (proof wouldn’t make it a religion then now would it?) and has that “love thy neighbor” thing, I see that as two potential strikes against this place before even setting foot in it. Scientists without proof, on the other hand, is what we call job security. The tone of this exchange is obvious, which makes the later offer to “engage us in conversation” rather pointless.
2) $27 million was collected, set aside and used to build this shrine of nervous antagonism. I wonder how many homeless people this money would have sheltered, clothed, fed, treated and educated had it been spent for more altruistic things. Normally to see such wasteful spending, you have to go to Washington.
The reality is that science and religion aren’t in conflict. They never were. It’s all a matter of perception. Science isn’t always that exact and that you sometimes have to start with theories. Theories that prove to be not accurate are not clung to, but still documented and taught so we can appreciate how far we have come. It’s not trying to strong-arm its way into anything. It’s on the discussion table as a starting point.
Science also has the concept of unknowns, but seem to be more comfortable with their presense. Both can be taken at face value or literally interpreted, as well as be subject to personal agenda.
Scientists who can’t appreciate the possibility of a divine hand in the creation of the universe are myopic. Believers who think science could possibly unravel the concept of religion reveal their own weak faith.
just my opinion, of course……
p.s. This reminds me of the spiritual version of that old Reese’s peanut butter cup commercial. One person holding a jar of peanut butter collides in a hallway with someone holding a chocolate bar. They first curse each other. You got your chocolate in my peanut butter. You got your peanut butter in my chocolate. Then, upon tasting the new combination are both pleasantly surprised how well they go together. Only in this case, it was “you got your religion in my science.” Isn’t rather prophetic about how that old commercial was?