Wednesday, March 11, 2009

opposition research

Hey, a biologist at Liberty "University" brings his Advanced Creation Studies "biology" class students to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

They look at the dinosaurs and discuss how they were created on the sixth day and all lived on the earth with mammoths and humans. They talk about how the earth is 6000 years old. They look at all of the stuff the Smithsonian, that proud bastion of evolution, puts out their to support the Darwinian case.

Class instructor David DeWitt says, "As an educator, I want them to see the most up-to-date material." And says "We come every year, because I don't hold anything back from the students."

"I don't hold anything back from the students?" Somehow I doubt it. There is no way to make a creationist case without holding something back.

Now I can understand his students being ignorant and/or faithful enough, depending on whether you feel like being factual or charitable, to believe in creationism, especially the literal young-earth creationism that DeWitt and his colleagues espouse.

I don't understand how somebody can get a biology degree from a reputable university like Michigan State and a PhD in neuroscience from a reputable university like Case Western Reserve and still believe in the young earth myth (to call it a "hypothesis" or "theory" would be to grossly overstate its credibility.

The human capacity for self-delusion truly is impressive. And whenever I read or hear young earth or any OTHER type of literal creationists explain their cases, all I can think is truly, their logic is dizzying.

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