Saturday, May 01, 2004

Creationist Theme Parks

Sometimes it's hard to know what to say... This is one of those times. Creationist theme parks?

I don't often blog about this, mostly because (1) I don't often blog, and (2) when I do, I prefer to be unoffensive, except to pro-government liberals. I happen to be friends with creationists, and respect that they hold their views so earnestly. That said, I still don't get it.

Creationists who argue that the Earth actually is only 6,000 years old and that the scienitific evidence supports this view are clearly fighting a losing--nay, lost-- battle against scientific fact.

I can see consistency in saying, "Dinosaur bones were planted on earth by Satan to make people doubt." It doesn't strike me as accurate, or even moderately plausible, but it at least acknowledges that science comes out the other way, inter alia, on the age of dinosaur bones. It's another thing to tell one's kids that scientific methodology supports creationism, when no respected scientist agrees. That's right on the border of Lyingsville. But it's more than just lying, it is dangerous. When we're willing to jettison the scientific method and impugn results that we disagree with, we risk a lot more...

There's more to say on this, of course, but it has been said before, by people wittier and more willing to engage in blog-to-blog combat than I.

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