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Eugenie Scott, a former University of Kentucky anthropologist who is director of the California-based National Center for Science Education, said the information provided in the museum "is not even close to standard science."
Scott visited the museum recently as part of a British Broadcasting Corp. radio program. Although she didn't get a tour, she saw enough to know that the museum will be professionally done. And, she says, that's worrisome.
"There are going to be students coming into the classroom and saying, 'I just went to this fancy museum and everything you're telling me is rubbish,' " Scott said.
Daniel Phelps, president of the Kentucky Paleontological Society, says the museum would embarrass the state because of the "pseudoscientific-nutty things" it espouses, and because it portrays evolution as the path to ruin....
Hmm....it sounds like he's confused? Standard Science? I suppose he's attempting to equate evolution with standard science. Well, evolution has a long way to go before being standardized. It has conflicts and missing links. It still falls in the category of what the Apostles called science falsely so-called. Sounds like another Bible attacker who just can't accept the great liberty and simplicity in how God did things in a six-day literal order. How hard is that to understand?
"'There are going to be students coming into the classroom and saying, 'I just went to this fancy museum and everything you're telling me is rubbish,'' Scott said."
Well...yeah. What's your point, Scott?
"When the Gallup Poll asked people about their views on the subject in March, 47 percent of Americans polled said that God created humans pretty much in their present form some time in the last 10,000 years. That belief was strongest among those with less education, regular churchgoers, people 65 and older, and Republicans"
Did anybody else catch that statement? And pointing out that Ken pulls down $120K/year as if to discredit him is REALLY classy. You can almost smell the prejudice as it oozes from this article.
actually the museum is not a farce, it is really there! Hard to believe for the eternal skeptic, but yes, it has actually been built and does exist so it is not a farce.
"But gullible Bible thumpers love it."
If being a Bible thumper makes me gullible then AMEN! I am gullible you wicked intellectual (who's laughing when I typed this? hahaha) who believes they are more intelligent than the Bible. And I will stand by being gullible to God's Word and his direction and teaching as long as I live. It is better to be gullible and saved than so intelligent (there is that joke again) and end up in hell.
Your use of the adjective "honest" is meaningless. Ross could be "honestly" wrong; sincerity has nothing to do with truth. And neither does the scientific empiricism beloved of Ross, because it systematically employs fallacious reasoning. Yet too many scientists "whistle in the dark" about this foundational problem, while too many Christians think logic is the tool of the devil, or contrary to faith.
By the way, there is no prominent creationist named Morrison. There was the late Henry Morris, however.
As constantly is demonstrated by astronomer Hugh Ross (Reasons to Believe, www.reasons.org), honest science and honest exposition of the Scripture are in harmony.
But men such as Morrison who promote fantastic notions such as a universal flood are neither honest scientists nor honest expositors of the Scripture. And Ham in his teaching concerning the races is far from honest.
So the "museum" of Ham largely is a farce, being little more than an indoctrination center. But gullible Bible thumpers love it.
I always rehash my same idea when a creation vs. evolution topic comes up and the idea is this, every explanation for the origin of life requires faith. Evolution, Creation ("gap" theory, apparent age theory, or other), Intellegent Design, or whatever one might believe requires faith. We, as Christians, have the prophecies of the Bible among other things to justify our faith, but it still takes faith. Evolution, mislabeled as scientific theory when it is actually an unprovable hypothesis, is often taught exclusively in school as fact, yet it still takes faith to believe. Unlike us the atheist/evolutionist does not have the reassurance of fullfilled prophesy. The atheist/evolutionist is a slave to the shifting sands of science. Science that has told us: the Earth is the center of the universe, that spinach (no more nutritious than lettuce) was a be all-end all source of protein and vitamins, that bloodletting was a cure to many diseases, and of course, depending on the day of the week, that Pluto was a planet. Plus look at the cleanliness and food laws of the Old Testament, many years ahead of its time. That's a very short list of debunked science, just off the top of my head; imagine if one researched it. Scientific 'fact' is only as strong as the next discovery.
Kent Hovind said "Evolution is a pagan religion that masquerades as science" While the defense of the faith is nessacary or pre evangilistic we must continue to drive at mens depraved hearts until they are broken and only then we must preach Christ crucified until they are bound up. C.S. Lewis hit the nail on the head when he said in Science we have the notes to the poem in christianity we have the poem itself. The word of God is TRUTH so we need not to be afraid of what is falsely called science.
The evolutionists and atheists have resorted to name calling because that's all they have to go on. Let's hear these fools attempt to contradict the museum's claims scientifically. They can not. Ken Ham and his good friends from the Henry Morris organizations have produced tons of scientific evidence that prooves the Biblical account of creation, none of which the evolutionists can dispute. I've seen many debates in person where Answers In Genesis and Henry Morris' organization have made idiots of people like Eugenie Scott. This museum will awaken many from the slumber of modernism and be a great tool used by the Lord.