"I am looking forward to getting a chance to go to this museum. I've heard it is really interesting.."
So is a train wreck, but I don't really want to see one.
Let the folks have their Belief Museum.
It's not like there aren't a lot of other Belief Museums in town already.
They're known as churches.
They all just need to have the sign 'Caveat emptor' hanging prominently over the door.
Ugghh I can't believe people still believe this. And it makes me incredibly sad that they are teaching these beliefs to their children.
This is right there with other 'truths' that are perpetrated by religions. For at least a percentage of these believers it's not much of a leap to grasp onto these additional beliefs. Many people feel more secure when things are wrapped up in a nice neat package. And they will hold onto this belief package with all their might. Just look back through history to see gruesome evidence for this.
Might as well let these believers have their Belief museum.
After all there's already plenty more Belief museums in town and they're called churches.
" ... with creationism and young-earth theories in the spotlight."
You should never, ever, refer to these ideas as theories. These people are confused enough as to what a scientific theory is.
Depressing that there are people this ignorant in Boise trying to spread their mind-numbing stupidity.
I truly feel sorry for these people. They cannot let go of irrational beliefs no matter amount of reality is put before them. Notice how they're using the words "creationism and young-earth theories" to put their beliefs alongside scientific theories, and thus attempt to have them both treated as equal competitors because of the word theory. A theory in scientific usage is not the same as the lay use of the word theory. A scientific theory is testable and the closest thing to fact in science. No theories are proven, only disproved. The Theory of Gravity has long been tested and never disproven, even though science still does not understand how it works. The Theory of Evolution is exactly the same. The level prior to theory in science is hypothesis. Creationism at it's very least could be considered the hypothesis of creationism, but could never be tested, so it would be a fool's errand. As a side fact, laws, such as the Law of Gravity, are mathematical equations that fall under the umbrella of theories. The Law of Gravity is part of the overall Theory of Gravity.
Shear nincompoopery......continued attempts to disseminate ignorance.
Is the earth still flat?
If you look really closely, the drawings of humans playing with dinosaurs are done in crayon and signed "Sarah Palin" at the bottom.
I hope this museum does indeed present some actual and factual knowledge concerning real science and history.
I am looking forward to getting a chance to go to this museum. I've heard it is really interesting.
This display has nothing to do with science, and everything to do with a particular religious fantasy.
Why give free publicity to this farce? Have you bothered to look into the problems Ken Ham's creationist museum is having in Kentucky and what he has been forced to do in order to keep the doors open? Of course, malarkey does not pay. Not even in the Bible Belt.
So why do the media here act as if there were nothing better to do than give free publicity to this insult to education? Maybe instead you could interview local educators about their responses to the fabulous recent series, "Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey," which aired on - of all things - Fox?
C'mon, BW. You can do better.
The Northwest Science Museum is to science what mimes are to recorded music.
All the "museum" needs are animatronic dinosaurs and Idaho could have it's own verson of Ken Ham's Kentucky (buckle of the Bible Belt) Creation Museum, laughing stock of the intellectual world.
People who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree
We can store the 2-headed calf for 'em.
The article reads "we've all visited the Basque Block." It doesn't say anything about Bardenay being Basque.
Although, I don't speak for Bardenay, I'd say they're "Basque-enthusiastic."
Ahem, Bardenay is not a basque restaurant...
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