Wednesday 12 January 2011

Fancy a creationist job?

If you are a geologist and you are a creationist, you are a lucky person. Answer in Genesis offer, from time to time, positions for you at their Creationist Museum:

It is a great deal. You only need to forget that you are a REAL SCIENTIST, forget evidences, and believe a text about mythology liks if what it said actually happened.

My point of view about religion is very clear and sound: I am an atheist. And as an atheist and a rational person, I consider science incompatible with any religion. But I also think this is something personal of each of us, and if we don't mix our beliefs with the world of facts and things, it is OK.

The problem is when one finds creationists indoctrinating others with their own beliefs, neglecting evidences and well proven scientific theories and laws. I thought this sort of people where a minority, but not, they are, apparently, growing in number. The most prominent website of this kind is "Answer in Genesis", a nonsense collection of pseudoscience and superstition.

Let's start saying that if you want to work in any of their centres (Like a "Museum of Creationism"), you have to agree with this AiG Statement of Faith, where they basically ask you to politely switch off your brain:

- "The Noachian Flood was a significant geological event and much (but not all) fossiliferous sediment originated at that time."

- "By definition, no apparent, perceived or claimed evidence in any field, including history and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the scriptural record."

This people don't want just to live in their own faith... They basically want to convert others to their own belief, going backwards in time ignoring everything we know about our little planet. Read that question of a poor tormented couple:

I have a son who is interested in pursuing a career as a geologist / geoscientist. He just finished his first year of college and is seeking God’s will and direction.
We both are concerned that this field is filled with evolutionists and even christians who don’t believe in a literal interprutation of Genesis 1:1.
. . .
—P.L., U.S.

The answer... funny if it wouldn't be so serious:

This answers and other material has been created by geologists, even Ph.D. in geology. Just read any of the following guides:

I have opened the guide about Dover, as I live in London. I can't make any sense of all that, really. We have dated most of our planet. The evidences are crystal clear. We know pretty well our origin, the origin of Earth and the Solar System. The Universe is a big ocean of nothing, and we also know quite well its evolution. Many people independently have reached the same conclusions, after a painful and slow way. What do creationist have in their hands? Two pages in the bible.

Why there are creationists amongst geologist? Where is the point?

Comments are welcomed.

(If you have kids, take them to a proper museum, take them also to an outcrop where they can see how rocks are deformed, how fossils indicate the age of the rocks where they are embedded, and show them the wonders of nature).

1 comment:

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