Ken Ham’s Museum of Creation
I’ve been wanting to say something about Ken Ham’s new Creation Museum. It was going to be something witty, and stinging, and insightful.
But it turns out that almost everyone with a blog has beaten me to the punch, and Pharyngula has gone to all the effort of collating their comments. As usual, the blogosphere has Ken’s number, and the ‘real’ journalists have mostly been left looking like buffoons in their efforts to remain ‘fair and balanced’. Pharyngula makes a very good point about the media’s responsibility in these cases:
Really, journalists: you can objectively report the claims of both sides, but when one side is wrong and lying, it’s your job to also report that.
And here’s my other favorite quote from the collection:
It says quite a lot about Ham and his followers that they find a 4.5-billion-year-old Earth wildly implausible next to the notion of a tyrannosaur calmly grazing in a meadow.
Go! Read and be merry.