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Rev. BigDumbChimp

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2007,11:46   

From Ed


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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2007,12:43   

Let's come up with some others and sell them. :) I suggested these to NCSE (on my membership form) but I don't know anybody was real impressed, or even noticed them:

Creationists - get a lab

Start SEEING evolution!

Scientists light a candle; creationists curse the light.

I'm like them! Hm! ;)

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2007,12:53   

That third one is astoundingly excellent.  I can't get the second one tho.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2007,16:07   

It's taken from "Start SEEING motorcycles."

Which came first: the shimmy, or the hip?

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(Permalink) Posted: June 06 2009,20:47   

Your Creation Museum Report

It's a couple years old, but it's just come to my attention, and is worth a visit.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 01 2009,09:28   

Some actual scientists tour the Creation Museum. They find it amusing, and disturbing.

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(Permalink) Posted: July 01 2009,15:58   

How about this?

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(Permalink) Posted: July 02 2009,18:49   

There's an old saying in the UK "only in America", which, roughly tralated means anything wacky usualy originates in the US. Younger posters on this blog may not remember the pet rock phenomenon of the 1970's. Here in the UK we balked at sight of Americans trailing rocks around on bits of string. Seriously. This is what millions of Americans did in the 1970's. But you've got to hand it to the guy who invented them (or more accuratly, came up with the idea). He actually became a multi millionare:

Really no different to Ham's creation museum. As we say here, "only in America"

Still, I suspect the rest of the UK are saying " only in Norn' Iron":

Incoming Environment Minister Edwin Poots has insisted his creationist religious beliefs will not stand in the way of doing a good job.

The DUP Lagan Valley Assembly member, who is expected to take over the office from Sammy Wilson within weeks, reiterated his controversial view that the planet was created 6,000 years ago, but said his philosophy included the necessity of protecting Gods Earth.

Mr Poots said he believes the Earth was created by God around 4,000BC, according to the genealogical information outlined in the Bible.

I am a Bible-believing Christian and I do not see that will impact in any way, shape or form on my role as Environment Minister, he told the Belfast Telegraph.

Heaven help us if he ever visits the creation museum....or maybe he's been there already !

Oh, and I almost forgot about the equally wacky US invention, the empathy belly:

although, judging by my weight I probably wouldn't need one !


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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 19 2010,10:14   

Live Science has an article on a sociologist study of Ham's creation.
Barton combined hours of observation and analysis of museum materials into an ethnography, a detailed narrative about a place and its culture that is often used in sociology. Unlike other research methods, the ethnography does not strive for impartiality; rather, the researchers recognize and reflect on their own reactions to what they see.

On her third trip to the museum, Barton took her undergraduate students, who found the visit unsettling. Several in the group were former fundamentalists who had since rejected that worldview. Several others were gay. In part because of these backgrounds, Barton said, the students were on edge at the museum. Particularly nerve-wracking were signs warning that guests could be asked to leave the premises at any time. The group's reservation confirmation also noted that museum staff reserved the right to kick the group off the property if they were not honest about the "purpose of [the] visit."

Because of these messages, Barton said, the students felt they might accidentally reveal themselves as nonbelievers and be asked to leave. This pressure is a form of "compulsory Christianity" that is common in a region known for its fundamentalism, Barton said. People who don't ascribe to fundamentalism often report the need to hide their thoughts for fear of being judged or snubbed.

At one point, Barton reported in her paper, a guard with a dog circled a student pointedly twice without saying anything. When he left, a museum patron approached the student and said, "The reason he did that is because of the way you're dressed. We know you're not religious; you just don't fit in." (The student was wearing leggings and a long shirt, Barton writes.)

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