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Another Creationist Museum & Planetarium

Postby vms » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:52 pm

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyat ... in-dallas/
A Creationist Planetarium May Soon Be Built in Dallas
December 16, 2015 by Hemant Mehta 48 Comments

The Institute for Creation Research, a multi-million dollar enterprise that produces no credible research, has big plans for expansion! Because bullshit breeds bullshit.

They plan to add a museum and planetarium to their existing Dallas building. I repeat: A planetarium… dedicated to showing how the universe is only a few thousand years old.



“For several years, I’ve been hesitant to move forward with our hope to build a museum and planetarium in the Dallas/Fort Worth area — in spite of the desperate need — because the funding seemed out of reach,” [CEO Henry Morris III] wrote. “No longer. Just this week, out of the resources of the Lord’s people (unknown to us) came a two-million-dollar gift that provides the ‘go for it’ signal to begin looking for the rest of the millions needed.

“Many of you who read this article have given faithfully of your ‘talents’ and ‘minas’ to share with ICR as we try to ‘enlarge’ the ‘tent.’ ICR’s operational needs will only increase as the reality of the future museum and planetarium comes into existence. The funds to develop and produce the DVD episodes, construct the buildings, stage the exhibits, and continue to research must come from extra gifts.”

The so-called “Dallas Museum of Science and Earth History” is facing some legal hurdles, though, in part because the new space is reserved for “industrial research” and not museums. That’s why ICR officials will plead their case to local government officials very soon as to why the rules should change for them.

Assuming it eventually gets built, though, we’re talking about a well-funded “museum” dedicated to misinforming people about how science works — in a state where science education has already suffered enough.

A flat Earth museum can’t be very far away at this rate.

(Thanks to Patrick for the link)
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The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about.--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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Re: Another Creationist Museum & Planetarium

Postby Jessica » Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:07 pm

I've been thinking about this business about building follies to men's notions museums bravely showing the truth, and you know what would be a good idea?

A Museum of Dead Theories.

In the Manchester Museum there used to a be a Bureau Of Surrealism, which was a room done up like a Victorian natural philosopher's study, but when you looked close it was well, surreal. It was absolutely fascinating. It's been sealed up behind a plasterboard because it got in the way of the exhibits to real science, which is pretty damn surreal in itself.

And that is what happens. Real Science is always growing and building all the time and old theories are rejected and new ones replace it.
But what about the old theories? The dead theories?

You could have halls containing tableaux of these theories like abiogenesis (an optical illusion of mice coming from damp cloth) or geocentricism ( a model of the universe if the earth was at the centre).

You could even have a Creationist section.

After all, most of the dead theories are dead for a reason, but there were stepping stones to modern understanding. And we're not there yet.

Some rules for inclusion :

The theory has to be proven dead (This might not prove as easy at it seems. Flat Earth Theories, Creationism, Geocentricism, the aether, are all dead, where a version of Lamarckism is now being revived under the title transgenerational epigenetic inheritance).

The theory has to have held by people with real power and influenced how things were done. (Miasmas and not water borne germs causing disease for example).

There would have to be a hall showing the damage these dead theories had done. Lyksenkoism is the one that sticks out, but there must be a thousand, where the theory catches the ear of the dictator or (unfortunately) the democratically elected parliament or senate and anyone who disagrees is effectively made illegal.

There could be a sign right at the far end : Look How Far We've Come and a door leading out into reality.

(And maybe a door which you had to find on your own which led to the Hall of Conspiracy Theories. And every so often the door would be sealed and moved to another part of the building, so they couldn't warn one another which would fit perfectly into their mindset.)
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?Then he is not omnipotent.Is he able, but not willing?Then he is malevolent.Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? (Epicurus circa:300 BC)
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Re: Another Creationist Museum & Planetarium

Postby E-lad » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:35 pm

Jessica wrote:I've been thinking about this business about building follies to men's notions museums bravely showing the truth, and you know what would be a good idea?

A Museum of Dead Theories.

In the Manchester Museum there used to a be a Bureau Of Surrealism, which was a room done up like a Victorian natural philosopher's study, but when you looked close it was well, surreal. It was absolutely fascinating. It's been sealed up behind a plasterboard because it got in the way of the exhibits to real science, which is pretty damn surreal in itself.

And that is what happens. Real Science is always growing and building all the time and old theories are rejected and new ones replace it.
But what about the old theories? The dead theories?

You could have halls containing tableaux of these theories like abiogenesis (an optical illusion of mice coming from damp cloth) or geocentricism ( a model of the universe if the earth was at the centre).

You could even have a Creationist section.

After all, most of the dead theories are dead for a reason, but there were stepping stones to modern understanding. And we're not there yet.

Some rules for inclusion :

The theory has to be proven dead (This might not prove as easy at it seems. Flat Earth Theories, Creationism, Geocentricism, the aether, are all dead, where a version of Lamarckism is now being revived under the title transgenerational epigenetic inheritance).

The theory has to have held by people with real power and influenced how things were done. (Miasmas and not water borne germs causing disease for example).

There would have to be a hall showing the damage these dead theories had done. Lyksenkoism is the one that sticks out, but there must be a thousand, where the theory catches the ear of the dictator or (unfortunately) the democratically elected parliament or senate and anyone who disagrees is effectively made illegal.

There could be a sign right at the far end : Look How Far We've Come and a door leading out into reality.

(And maybe a door which you had to find on your own which led to the Hall of Conspiracy Theories. And every so often the door would be sealed and moved to another part of the building, so they couldn't warn one another which would fit perfectly into their mindset.)



First off, Jesic, you have coinded phrases that have never been coined before. Thatwould takeup anentire thred by itself, but this ne:::

"A Museum of Dead Theories"

Maybe some day archs will dig thisup and lugh.....
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