Hey gang! Want to see something depressing?
PZ Myers relates some pretty dismal news about average Americans and their views on the creation museum.
Here's a representative slice of average Americana: Parade magazine. I don't read it, and I suspect most of you don't either, but we aren't average—we're freaky flaky outliers. If you want to see what ordinary Americans are thinking, though, it's a useful place to look. Right now they have a very short article on the creation museum with a pol that asks, "Do you believe dinosaurs could have existed alongside early humans?"
About a third of the respondents currently answer "yes," which is actually quite a bit better than I feared. The real scary part is the comments, though, and there are a lot of them. Here's a quick sampling of the creationist point of view:
Question????When the dinosaurs were destroyed,how come mankind was not destroyed with them?As we also would have been elimated.
By the tone of your article you seem to be ignoring the many scientists who do not agree with the Billions of years age of the earth. As an engineer with a masters degree, i have many questions about some of the claims of the old earth guyes. I have many books from several scientific fields that look at the evidence available and come to a different conclusion.Your "scientists" are ignoring discoveries that support the presence of dinosaurs in recent times. Like zealeous Prosecutors, they seem to be unwilling to look at anything that doesn't help prove their case.
the Bible clearly says all things were made by God appr. 6400 years ago.If you believe the Bible, then no problem.If you think a day has a different length of time then 24 hours, then you don't believe the Bible and you are just blowing with the wind and you'll believe anything you want to. How do you know that dino's were mean & scarey? Of course they rode the ark...BABIES MAYBE?
I am a college professor in Mathematics and visited the Creation Museum a little over a week ago. I found it both fascinating and meaningful. The exhibits were world class and highly instructive. And the planetarium is, perhaps, the best in the world. I highly recommend it.
If dinosaurs died out millions of years ago how is it possible that their bones have not completely decomposed? I understand fossils being that old ... but do you really think bones could last that long? The earth is not as old as some might project.
I think it's about time someone made a good museum that tells the truth, instead of telling people what our schools and litterature are telling them.
Key words in a definition of the word science are observable, subject to experimentation, verifiable and repeatable. Did any scientist observe,verify or perform an experiment that indicates that dinosaurs were extinct 64 million years before man appeared or that Noah had trouble finding a pair of dinosaurs? Those who make these statements are outside the realm of science.
Pretty dismal stuff, isn't it? A few brave people are putting up rebuttals, but it's like a whole rising sea of treacly stupidity out there.