November 13, 2007

Notable SF writer visits Creation Museum

Let me say this much: I have to admit admiration for the pure balls-out, high-octane creationism that’s on offer here. Not for the Creation Museum that mamby-pamby weak sauce known as “Intelligent Design,” which tries to slip God by as some random designer, who just sort of got the ball rolling by accident. Screw that, pal: The Creation Museum’s God is hands on! He made every one of those animals from the damn mud and he did it no earlier than 4004 BC, or thereabouts. It’s all there in the book, son, all you have to do is look. Indeed, every single thing on display in the Creation Museum is either caused by or a consequence of exactly three things:

1. The six-day creation;

2. Adam eating from the tree of life;

3. Noah’s flood.

Really, that’s it. That’s the Holy Trinity of explanations and rationalizations.

That's from John Scalzi's report on his long-awaited trip to the Creation Museum in Kentucky. He also has a 101-photo slideshow, which is a must-see. John's captions and the comments are high on the snarkiness scale.

Back in June his commenters raised $5,118.36 to fund his trip there; he donated it to Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Scalzi's a science fiction author (bibliography) with a widely-read blog (he claims up to 45,000 visitors a day; I just went over 90,000 in six years).

I'm ashamed to say that, while I own Old Man's War, I haven't read it yet.

Posted by Linkmeister at November 13, 2007 11:34 AM | TrackBack

This comment is for the 11/7 post (Yeah, I'm behind. Sue me.)

We use peanut butter to pill Molly. Stick some creamy peanut butter on a spoon, stuff in the pills, and watch the pup lap it up (pills and all).

(I've used this trick with other dogs, too.)

Posted by: shelley at November 14, 2007 08:14 AM

I looked at a few of Scalzi's photos but frankly, I can't take the Creation Museum, even with snarky comments...

Posted by: hedera at November 16, 2007 08:00 PM