So goes the thinking at the Creation Museum.
Unfortunately, unless I go and visit the museum, I won’t have an explanation as to what this astonishing statement means. Their website gives no clue to what natural selection is for, then, if not for evolution. Oh gads, please don’t tell me they’re using it to justify some eugenics philosophy. I’m sure there’s some anti-gay rhetoric attached somewhere as well.
I can find nothing to complain about without knowing exactly what the statement means in theological terms. So I won’t complain, and in fact, I count this as progress. At least the creationists are admitting natural selection might exist. They’re still winning the battle against evolution, though, as there’s no evidence of a mechanism for species creation yet. They’ve still got the upper hand in the war.
Sad thing is, no one is at war with them. They’re in conflict with and among themselves. First they insisted the world was flat and it was 4,000 years old. Faced with a constituency who, despite being threatened with eternal hellfire decided for themselves on these issues, they revised their interpretation of the good book. Except for a few holdouts that know the Eagle never landed and the whole thing was a hoax, the clergy no longer crucifies or condemns those that view photos of Earth from the moon and draw their own conclusions. Throughout history they have revised their own thinking, clinging to superstitions that have yet not been discounted by science.
Ah, science. Science dances to its own beat and battles its own specialized demons, regardless of how the mythologies sharing the surrounding culture are evolving. Science could give a shit what the clergy is on about. Science has a flask of amino acids to electrify.
Meanwhile the Creationists have a museum and an enticing website that promises illumination on all mysteries of life such as “the truth about antibiotic resistant bacteria.”
It’s just 7 miles west of Cincinnati. Visit today. Leave your skepticism at home.