Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Great Non-Evolution Debate

An excerpt from my response to a September 25 article in The Washington Post entitled "In Evolution Debate, Creationists Are Breaking New Ground: Museum Dedicated to Biblical Interpretation Of the World Is Being Built Near Cincinnati." :

That organization (building the "museum") represents the old guard faction in the creationism movement - those who haven't given up on the age of the earth debate.  Put quite simply, their science isn't.

The "intelligent design" folks are trying to be a bit more scientific in their premise, although their goal is essentially the same as with those in the old guard, which is to get evolution out of schools and general thought by replacing it with God (or some all powerful creation-wielding entity to be named at a later date).
Back to my old premise - what if this money and energy was spent to feed and educate the poor?  And, of course, by educate I mean life skills, not dogma.  A 14 year old individual who doesn’t know how to feed him or herself or their child doesn’t need to learn about the age of the earth…at least not yet.