John Scalzi, SF author and blogger extraordinaire (famous for Bacon Taped to Cat and the recipe for Schadenfreude Pie that we baked to celebrate the 2006 Democratic victory), gives us a guided tour of the infamous Creation Museum:
Here’s how to understand the Creation Museum:
Imagine, if you will, a load of horseshit. And we’re not talking just your average load of horseshit; no, we’re talking colossal load of horsehit. An epic load of horseshit. The kind of load of horseshit that has accreted over decades and has developed its own sort of ecosystem, from the flyblown chunks at the perimeter, down into the heated and decomposing center, generating explosive levels of methane as bacteria feast merrily on vintage, liquified crap. This is a Herculean load of horseshit, friends, the likes of which has not been seen since the days of Augeas.
It gets a little more technical than this, but is definitely worth reading. I do plan on getting a little more religion-friendly than I’ve been in the past few months, but the young earth creationists give even many believers in the U.S. a bad name. And when Biblical literalists begin to influence education and science policy as they do in the current presidential administration, the kid gloves come off. This has moved way out of the realm of private belief and into the public arena, and inasmuch as Creationism tries seriously to pass itself off as science, it deserves to be publicly ridiculed.
And Scalzi does a fine job of it.