No, this is not a scene from the Flintstones, this is a display from a new $25 million creationist “museum” under construction in the Cincinnati area (http://www.answersingenesis.org/museum/). When I visit a museum, I expect to learn something that is scientifically and historically true. According to this museum, God created the world in six days and our planet is just 6,000 years old. Scary to think that millions of people actually believe this and this museum will only serve to encourage this kind of thinking.
My first question, what’s with all the dinosaurs? Is there any mention of dinosaurs in the Bible? I think we can all agree that dinosaurs did roam the earth and it was not in the last 6,000 years. The rest of the creationist view makes as much sense as the dinosaur problem. And what about human fossils? How does that fit in with Adam and Eve? Answer; it doesn’t fit.
How can so many intelligent people believe in something that can not be proven? The answer is evolution. Belief in a higher power has evolved as a result of the need to explain what we can’t yet understand. It’s a trait that is passed from generation to generation, much like physical and emotional traits. Over the ages, religion has helped to bring people into groups. Therefore, it has helped humans to survive and adapt – survival of the fittest. It has also helped people to cope with the fear of death, and to help people come to terms with the bad things in the world. This trait is much stronger in some people than others and this is why intelligence is not as powerful as some individual’s need to believe.
But I think we have come to a crossroad in human history. Are brains are evolving to a point where the supernatural is no longer logical and the need for religion is losing its evolutionary advantages. While there still are benefits to believing in a higher power, there are also huge risks. Religious wars have been around for as long as religions, however we now have the power to destroy humanity and in fact our entire planet.
It’s time for free thinkers to stand up and be heard. I’m all for religious tolerance, but not when it’s taught as science in a museum and especially in our public schools. I hope that we can evolve beyond the dogmas and myths of religions before we destroy ourselves.
I cant believe a science museum would put people and dinasurs together with a 6,000 timeline for the Earth. There must be some mistake!
I personally dont have a conflict with the creation story and scientific evidence of the Earth being billions of years old (or whatever the current figure is). A “day” to God may be a million years. I don’t have access to that knowledge and probably couldnt understand it even if I did. But that is no reason to teach our children such blatently false and ridiculous “facts”! I hope someone exposes this “science” museum as a feat of fancy rather than facts…
In responce to Deb Mckaughan, Why do you readily accept the evolutionists theory’s as “fact” and dissmiss this as not factual? For example The Carbon 14 dating that is used to determin how old something is has been proven as inaccurate, but it is the only method available.So if that is wrong what else may be wrong?? Here is my simple challange to you, Since you are so concerned about children and what is being taught to them look into both sides of the issue yourself with an open mind and see which one stands to be more factual! Also contact this museum and ask them to “prove” it to you that what they are saying is true. What do you have to lose, but one of them is right and the other is false…you may be surprised what you learn!
Science is knowledge through observation and experimentation. The studies of anthropology, archeology and other related areas are not perfect and we don’t have all of the answers, but there is ample physical evidence to prove the theory of evolution. There is absolutely no evidence to back up the creationist theory. It can not be observed or proven through experimentation, there for it is not science by the very definition of the word.
Religion and politics always generate great debates. Thanks for your comments Deb and Chris.
Thanks for your responce.
If you have ample physical evidence to prove the theory of evolution then today is your lucky day!
go to the web site http://www.drdino.com/cse?pg=250k and get this person the proof you posess and he will give you $250,000 dollars for that proof!
Let me know how you make out?
Yes, I do agree science is knowledge and here is another web site that agrees with you
http://www.lost-ark.com, this site shows you scientific medical facts in the bible.
I also believe there is ampel evidence to prove creation ( such as Israel returning as a nation as the scripture predicted many thousands of years ago )
Sorry I took so long to respond.
Anyway Enjoy researching and let me know what you find!
The proof is in fossils and DNA. The only way to deny the evidence is to be blinded by faith. Take away the blinders and there is no denying the scientific evidence of evolution.
If you are right then go collect the 250K, I think you know that for something to become a fossil it has to happen in a quick period of time or else it will decompose. As for DNA it has proven to be the exact opposite! In the first book of the Bible it says that God formed man out of the dust of the ground, scientific tests have proven that man is composed of the same elements as stated in scripture! So now I ask you who is being blinded and why? You easily discount what the Bible has to say but yet are eager to accept what “man ” claims as truth without digging deeper to find the truth!
I tried to collect the 250K, but the link was dead. Besides, there are hundreds of scientific links on evolution to every creationist link. Also, men wrote the bible. I honestly have no issue with your beliefs, it’s just not science.
Although I just navigated the website and found it to be working here is a Toll free phone Number 877-479-3466 to reach them. 250k is alot of money that I am sure you could use! Me too!
Yes, men wrote the Bible but you leave out that God inspired them, but if God did not inspire them then there would be errors in scripture, which there are none! In fact Ivan Panin ( a Russian Nihlist, and Harvard Scholar)Scientifically proves that the scriptures are inspired by God and error free, He set out to prove that the Bible was full of errors and ending up finding just the opposite. I also enjoy science and believe that science proves scripture to be true.
God inspired them? That’s a leap of faith, plain and simple. Having faith is not necessarily a bad thing. But, faith belongs in a church, not in a “science” museum, or even worse, in a science classroom.
God wrote it in his scriptures that he inspired certain people to write the Bible, nevertheless does it not take “faith” to believe in evolution as well? Faith is for daily living not something a person usues at one’s leasure.
Apparently God has inspired you and not me. However, I am inspired by Darwin; oh and the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
So having Faith in Darwin the British Lawyer and a flying spaghetti Monster is where you leave it at huh? Yes, Darwin, whose dicovery in 1912 of pieces of a human skull and an ape like Jaw ( estimated to be 300 million years old ) which was the evolutionary find of the centry was by the year 1953 proven to be a hoax. Our Times – the Illustrated History of the 20th Centry ( Turner Publishing 1995 page 94 ). This is what you rest your faith in. The question is, will that spaghetti evolve into Lasagna?
LOL! No I don’t have “faith” at all. I base my beliefs on facts. I believe that we evolved based on the scientific evidence that is currently available. Of course you are free to believe whatever you wish, my point is that faith is not science.
I just don’t see the “alleged” facts, I am told there are facts but no one can produce them, where is this evidence you mention?. With all the missing links you would think there would be at least one out there. Science says we are evolving, but yet, science at the same time is saying that the planet decaying, How can this be? It can not be doing both!
I don’t see the relivance about faith not being science. But To believe in Darwin’s theory, you have to have faith. My point to you is that one needs faith in Christ to have eteranal Life!
I don’t have faith in Darwin, I’ve read his work. It’s logical, make sense to me and the proof is all around us. And the evolution of animals has little to do with the condition of the planet, unless you mean that humans are destroying it. But we will also continue to evolve, at least until we destroy ourselves. Best of luck in your eternal life.
Cindy, you display remarkable faith. Misplaced, but remarkable. Just taking the two items originally discussed in this thread (creation and evolution) have brought numerous scientific studies (as you have aptly defined ‘scientific’) and, to date, the accounts of the bible have never been proven to be false. Many have tried, and all have failed.
In fact, most of the thought-leaders in the area of evolution, after examining evidence over the decades since Darwin’s original (and then modified) theories came out, have stated that it is a larger leap of faith to believe that the bible is NOT true.
Does that explain away dinosaurs? Nope. Does that mean that our discoveries in archeology are bound to our miniscule knowledge of nature’s timeline? Nope. Did the six days God took to create the earth consist of six rotations of the earth or 6 million? Dunno… But none of it has ever been proven false, unlike Darwin’s theories, which have been disproven time and again.
Again, the leap of faith to say there is not a creator is a huge one. To say you can’t touch it, can’t smell it or examine it makes it unscientific is a stretch. Did Abraham Lincoln exist? You weren’t able to touch him, speak to him, or speak to anyone that personally knew him… but the evidence is there. It hasn’t been disproved. Does wind exist? Do you believe it exists? You can’t touch it, can’t see it…. Ahhh, but you can see the effects of the wind. How it bends trees, moves things, stirs, refreshes. That’s how God moves. In the hearts of people, people ‘evolved’ beyond the simplistic reality of “can’t touch it – don’t believe it”.
I’m often surprised that those in medicine adopt the evolutionist view when the clear evidence of the effects of God, faith and prayer are so abundant in their daily meetings with patients. Perhaps their higher understanding of human nature and having to name everything and understand everything cloud their ability to just let something be true unless proven wrong.
If so, keep the faith. And I’m praying for you. Respectfully, Steve Hanson
Hi Steve, thanks for visiting. I never said there was no creator and I don’t pretend to have all the answers. But I do have a problem with creationism being taught as science. It is not science, sorry. Thankfully most school districts and museums understand the difference.