Saturday, September 03, 2005

they're cookoo for cocoa puffs: Dinosaurs are new stars of creationism

Believers use popularity of lizard giants to reach families, win converts

Umm, yea.

So listen to couple of the nuts:

CABAZON, Calif. - Dinny the roadside dinosaur has found religion. The 45-foot-high concrete apatosaurus has towered over Interstate 10 near Palm Springs for nearly three decades as a kitschy prehistoric pit stop for tourists.
Dinny's new owners, pointing to the Book of Genesis, contend that most dinosaurs arrived on Earth the same day as Adam and Eve, about 6,000 years ago, and later marched two by two onto Noah's Ark.


Thankfully, they quote someone that has not lost their marbles:

"Dinosaurs lived in the Garden of Eden, and Noah's Ark? Give me a break," said Kevin Padian, curator at the University of California Museum of Paleontology in Berkeley and president of the National Center for Science Education, an Oakland group that supports teaching evolution.

Dinosaur lovers the world over will be interested to know that T-Rex had those giant teeth for eating salad, apparently:

super-carnivores such as T. rex, dined as vegetarians in the Garden of Eden until Adam and Eve sinned - and only then did they feast on other creatures, according to the Christian-based young-Earth theory.

About 4,500 years after Adam and Eve arrived, the theory goes, pairs of baby dinosaurs huddled in Noah's Ark, and a colossal flood drowned the rest and scattered their fossils. The Ark-borne animals repopulated the planet - meaning that folk tales about fire-breathing beasts are accounts of humans battling dinosaurs, which still roamed the planet.

Sounds like a JRR Tolkien novel to me.

Uh oh, we have a moron here:

"Go to Disneyland; they teach evolution. It's subtle; signs that say, 'Millions of years ago,'" said evangelist Kent Hovind, the park's founder. "This is a golden opportunity to get our point across."

What point is that?
That you are trying to refute the greatest scientific minds in the world who have amassed a staggering about of intrinsic data with ONE book?

I wonder how they explain the very simple and measurable fact that there are stars in the sky that are billions of light years away from us?

I hope they also understand that gravity is a theory, too. Are they going to start trying to refute that as well.
Maybe the story about Joshua stopping the sun in the sky should get as much time in a physics class as Einstein's theory of relativity?
What about in math class?
How many angels can dance on the head of a pin??

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