The Creation “Museum” Science Fair

PZ Myers did an excellent post a while back on The Creation “Museum” Science Fair, and while he did a tremendous job highlighting the absurdity of the issue, he did miss one point I wanted to make…

PZ mentioned that kids involved in this science fair must adhere to the Creation Museum’s statement of faith, which dictates what their conclusions should be. Scripture teaches a recent origin for man and the whole creation.

  1. The days in Genesis do not correspond to geologic ages, but are six [6] consecutive twenty-four [24] hour days of Creation.
  2. The Noachian Flood was a significant geological event and much (but not all) fossiliferous sediment originated at that time.
  3. The ‘gap’ theory has no basis in Scripture.
  4. The view, commonly used to evade the implications or the authority of Biblical teaching, that knowledge and/or truth may be divided into ‘secular’ and ‘religious’, is rejected.
  5. By definition, no apparent, perceived, or claimed evidence in any field, including history and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the Scriptural record. Of primary importance is the fact that evidence is always subject to interpretation by fallible people who do not possess all information.

Obviously every single one of these statements are bat-shit insane, and as PZ says: “They’ve decided what the answers are before the experiment is done“, but what PZ missed is that even by their own rules, the Creation Museum shows themselves as hypocrites.

For the sake of argument, let’s for a moment accept the possibility that they have a valid point. I know it’s a hard thing to do, but you can start with something a bit easier to swallow (such as the earth being flat, or Sylvia Brown being anything other than a fraud) if it helps.

So let’s look at #5 closely for a moment, and compare that to the first 4 points.
Humans are fallible and capable of misinterpreting this specific “holy book”, BUT we can tell you EXACTLY what this “holy book” means with no chance of error.

Anybody else just have their head explode from the hypocrisy overload, or was it just me?

They can’t even live up to their own made up rules inside of their rules, and yet they want to push those rules (and others) on the rest of us in the US.

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About Rodibidably

Jeff Randall is a frequent volunteer for free-thought organizations, including the Center For Inquiry – DC. Having been blogging since January 2008, he decided that a community of bloggers would be an interesting new experience (or at the very least a fun way to annoy his friends into reading his posts more frequently). Since finding out about about the existence of, and then joining, the atheist/skeptic community in 2007 he has been committed to community activism, critical thinking in all aspects of life, science, reason, and a fostering a secular society.
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