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Meditation 945
World's Worst Creationist Site

by: JT

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What is possibly the world's worst creationist site has been identified. It is:

Missing Universe Museum

The level of thought that went into this rather large site is indicated by the opening question it poses:

If you don't believe God created all living things, male and female, in 6 days.... How many millions of years was it between the first male and the first female?

Say what?

In common with most creationists, the evolution is completely misrepresented. How much so? Consider this so-called "test" they ask students to give to their teachers who teach evolution:

1. Which evolved first, male or female?
2. How many millions of years elapsed between the first male and first female?
3. List at least 9 of the false assumptions made with radioactive dating methods.
4. Why hasn't any extinct creature re-evolved after millions of years?
5. Which came first:
...the eye,
...the eyelid,
...the eyebrow,
...the eye sockets,
...the eye muscles,
...the eye lashes,
...the tear ducts,
...the brain's interpretation of light?
6. How many millions of years between each in question 5?
7. If we all evolved from a common ancestor, why can't all the different species mate with one another and produce fertile offspring?
8. List any of the millions of creatures in just five stages of its evolution showing the progression of a new organ of any kind. When you have done this, you can collect the millions of dollars in rewards offered for proof of evolution!
9. Why is it that the very things that would prove Evolution (transitional forms) are still missing?
10. Explain why something as complex as human life could happen by chance, but something as simple as a coin must have a creator. (Show your math solution.)
11. Why aren't any fossils or coal or oil being formed today?
12. List 50 vestigial or useless organs or appendages in the human body.
13. Why hasn't anyone collected the millions of dollars in rewards for proof of evolution?
14. If life began hundreds of millions of years ago, why is the earth still under populated?
15. Why hasn't evolution duplicated all species on all continents?

Seriously - those are the questions on their silly test. And they say: "When they fail it, ask them why they are teaching this nonsense!"

The fact is that the questions themselves are nonsense and reflect a profound misunderstanding of evolution. Teachers who are teaching evolution are not teaching this nonsensical view.

The site claims to offer a $1,000,000 prize (which seems considerably less than the millions of dollars referred to in question 8 above) to anyone who can submit a "proof" of evolution. There's a catch. They don't have a million dollars. What they say is: "It would be no problem raising this amount of money if you have evidence of Evolution, scientists from around the world will gladly pay dearly for it! "

That's right. They say that scientists (who are already completely aware of the overwhelming amount of evidence for evolution) will pay a million dollars if someone submits some of that evidence for the reward.

It has long been my opinion that those who are at the forefront in promoting creationism are knowingly dishonest. They promote it because they incorrectly think people are unable to reconcile real science and religion.

In the case of this site, that dishonesty is openly on display in this supposed reward. To offer a million dollar reward which does not exist is not just intellectually dishonest; it is religiously dishonest. The reward offer is a flat out lie.

Submissions of potentially worse creationist sites are welcome. As for creationist sites which might might be considered "good" - I suspect they have not yet evolved.