Creationist Crib Notes On Evolution: The 6,000 Year Dilemma genre: Hip-Gnosis & Video-Philes

The following video is a an ABC News segment that demonstrates the degree to which creationist fanatics will go to promote their Biblical beliefs...regardless of the utter lack of scientific evidence.

In Denver, a group is offering tours of the Museum of Nature & Science to the children of parents who believe that the earth is 6,000 years old and that evolution is a false theory. As the tour guides travel through the Museum, they offer their unfounded interpretations of the exhibits in an effort to support Biblical indoctrination.

When confronted by the reporter on the lack of evidence that humans and dinosaurs inhabited the earth at the same time, the tour guides admit that it is a problem. However, it isn't enough of a problem to cease disseminating false information. As noted in the report, the parents of these children aren't interested in facts. The guides get paid and mom and dad are able to falsely legitimize their beliefs to their children.

Take particular note of the young girl at 1:35 into the video. It is abundantly obvious that she has been coached by her parents and her religious mentors to be assertive in ridiculing science. It's a tactic that seeks to capitalize on the benefits of peer pressure and I suspect it is an essential element of religious homeschooling. The manner in which this young girl attacks evolution is clearly the result of intense training that seeks to give her the confidence to withstand the facts she will encounter which may undermine her Biblical beliefs.

In my opinion, the goal of these parents is to sear these beliefs so deeply into the psyche of their children that scientific evidence can be discounted without consideration. The fact that the tour guides have chosen to capitalize on the ideological intransigence of these parents is disgusting. It is also further evidence that the actions of many religious fanatics are steeped in deception and dishonesty. So much for facts and family values.

By the way, the video closes with a clip from The Family Guy on the absurdity of creationist mumbo jumbo.

Tagged as: Bible, Creationism, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Evolution, Fanaticism, Religion

Daniel DiRito | March 27, 2008 | 10:33 AM
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1 On March 27, 2008 at 7:11 PM, Travis wrote —

I agree with you on these points. The thing is - how is it possible to convince people like this?

I asked a question on facebook, "Does anyone REALLY believe in creationism?" and phrased it in such a way as to exclude people like the ones in the video, since I don't think they actually count.

That sounds callus, but they would believe that the earth is 6000 years old, they will believe pretty much anything.

2 On March 28, 2008 at 12:52 PM, rube cretin wrote —

"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning."
-Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

Been out of pocket myself. Sorry to hear about you sisters illness. hope she is doing better. a little verse for her.

May you be free from pain.
May you be free from suffering.
May your heart
be filled with peace.

— Madeline Ko-i Bastis

3 On March 30, 2008 at 6:50 PM, daniel wrote —


It is disheartening to realize that reason is removed from the equation for many of these individuals. It is even more disconcerting that they routinely propagate their beliefs in their children.

I doubt the adults can be swayed...but we can still hold out hope that the children will find their way to rational thought.


I'm always happy to hear from you and I so enjoy the opportunity to exchange thoughts.

Thank you for sharing the inspiring words contained in the above verse and for voicing your concern for my sister.

She appears to be on the road to recovery which is a great relief.

Thanks again!


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