Monday, August 29, 2005

Fred and Dino Together in California

Here's a little story about some nuts out in California, courtesy of the L. A. Times -- look, do you want these people deciding what the public school district is going to teach your kids?
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.

Now he is the star of a renovated attraction that disputes the fact that dinosaurs died off millions of years before humans first walked the planet.

Dinny's new owners, pointing to the Book of Genesis, contend that most dinosaurs arrived on Earth the same day as Adam and Eve, some 6,000 years ago, and later marched two by two onto Noah's Ark. The gift shop at the attraction, called the Cabazon Dinosaurs, sells toy dinosaurs whose labels warn, "Don't swallow it! The fossil record does not support evolution."

The Cabazon Dinosaurs join at least half a dozen other roadside attractions nationwide that use the giant reptiles' popularity in seeking to win converts to creationism. And more are on the way.

"We're putting evolutionists on notice: We're taking the dinosaurs back," said Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, a Christian group building a $25-million creationist museum in Petersburg, Ky., that's already overrun with model sauropods and velociraptors.

"They're used to teach people that there's no God, and they're used to brainwash people," he said. "Evolutionists get very upset when we use dinosaurs. That's their star."

The nation's top paleontologists find the creation theory preposterous and say children are being misled by dinosaur exhibits that take the Jurassic out of "Jurassic Park."

"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 National Center for Science Education, an Oakland group that supports teaching evolution. "For them, 'The Flintstones' is a documentary." Adam, Eve and T. Rex

There's more, but I wouldn't bother to read it if I were you. These people are just as dumb as you can imagine, and then a little more.

But I gotta remember that Flintstones line.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who want a good laugh can look at intelligent design's new cousin here:

In FSM we trust!

August 29, 2005 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Argh, I'm looking for me parrot and me eye patch, matey! It'll be a walk off the plank for ya non-believers!

Cap'n Blackbeard

August 29, 2005 8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I studied anthropology and archaeology, geology and biology(of course, this was in an accredited university)- and I never learned the anti-God dinosaur lessons. I don't think stupidity(Flintstones, meet the Flintstones, they're a modern stone age family) and bad science is a good way to try to defend God or to claim that scientific fact is against God.


August 30, 2005 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see His Noodly Appendage in the sky last night?

Of course you didn't. After all, It is "invisible and can pass through normal matter with ease." But just because you didn't see It doesn't mean It wasn't there. You simply have to have faith.

Yo ho ho ho, a pirate's life for me!

August 30, 2005 9:55 AM  

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