Monday, January 17, 2011

On Dinosaurs and Young Earth Creation

Pop Quiz Monday!

Okay. So if you read my facebook page you know that lately I have been freaking out over people that truly believe the earth is only like 6,000 years old. Private secular studies estimate 10% of Americans believe this and biased studies estimate 40% of Americans believe this.

Trying to wrap my mind around how people believe this hurts my head. Seriously. To me, these people might as well believe the earth is flat and leaches suck diseases out of people.

My freaking out started out when a group from a local church handed me a pamphlet on a near by private school. Since I like to know all my options for my childrens' education I read the brochure. The first thing that struck me was that they only let girls participate in home ec. The brochure indicated it was taught from a Godly homemaker prospective. Um. That right there crossed them off my list. I don't need my daughter thinking woman can't work if they want to, and I don't need my son thinking woman are his servants.

There was more that knocked the school further and further from my list, but the nail in the coffin was that the school teaches from a young earth creation"science".

Sorry that is not science. Science is not a series of myths made up to explain your world. That is pretty much the definition of religion. Science is not forcing made up evidence to kinda sorta fit your ideas. If you want to teach young earth creation that is fine, but please call it religion or myth, not science.

To quote They Might Be Giants, "A scientific theory isn't just a hunch or guess. It is more like a question that's been put through a lot of tests. When a theory emerges, consistent with the facts, the facts are with science."

Young earth creation? Not consistent with the facts. Like at all. Or even a little.

So for pop quiz Monday we are all going to take a Young Earth Creation Quiz.

Here is a young earth creation point you might want to remember before you take the quiz: Dinosaurs were on the earth the same time as humans (and may perhaps still be hidden around somewhere).

Therefore, if you fail this quiz dinosaurs will probably come to your house and eat you.


  1. According to Dr. Scott the Paleontologist, birds are dinosaurs so they are hidden in plain sight! So there! Also, I have a crush on Dr. Scott and he is my boyfriend.

  2. "Science is not forcing made up evidence to kinda sorta fit your ideas."

    Heh, that made me think of the douchebag who's vax study was retracted.

  3. I like your boyfriend Chu. We should double date with my boyfriend the Yellow Wiggle. :P