Wednesday, June 18, 2014 17:27 EDT
Citing dismay with an educational system that is “censoring” science, a non-profit group in Boise, Idaho, has opened up a creationist museum hoping to present a “biblical perspective and a naturalistic perspective.”
According to the Idaho Statesman, the fledgling Northwest Science Museum has opened up a “Vision House,” located next to a store that sells Magic the Gathering and other gaming supplies, with hopes to someday move to a 450,000 square feet facility where they can display a full-sized replica of Noah’s ark.
Speaking to a group of children, a volunteer curator agrees with “skeptics” who question how Noah could have brought dinosaurs upon his ark.
“But yet they found a baby diploducus in Argentina — a complete skeleton, 27-inches long,” he explained. ” Noah, being the smart man he was … he’s going to bring a baby or young one along that’s gonna live longer, reproduce a lot more.”http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/18/boise-creationist-museum-on-how-noah-got-dinosaurs-on-ark-hint-babies/
Umm - yeah, because if there is anything that is going to prepare American youth for the technological and scientific challenges of the 21st century and beyond, it is the fundamentalist religious people teaching them that humans and dinosaurs coexisted on the planet and that around 6000 or so years ago, some poor shlub named Noah gathered a baby of each dinosaur species that ever existed, tossed them on to his ginormous wooden cargo carrier along with the rest of the known critters of the earth, and floundered about for several months on a planet that had been entirely flooded by his angry master, Yahweh -- and teaching it all as FACT!
It is not, in any sense of the matter, a stretch of The Gadfly's imagination when he says that these people actually believe that the following picture resembles their version of reality as to what the world looked like like in the early days of human existence:
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Jeebus -- forgive them -- for they know not what degree of harm that they do to the prospects for the advancement, much less survival, of the human species . . . . . . . .