It may seem as if I am going on some sort of deeply conflicted religious-issue bender lately, but I'm really not.
Author John Scalzi — blogger at "Whatever" and increasingly and justifiably popular science-fiction author (Old Man's War, etc.) — visited the new Creation Museum.
Here is his report. He certainly does not pull any punches, but he doesn't fall into the too-common practice of painting all Christians with this particular creationist brush, either. The essay about the visit is funny — though perhaps a bit too angry to be as funny as Scalzi can be at his best. There's some good stuff, though:
And thus we learn fascinating things. Did you know, for example, that Adam is responsible not only for the fall of man, but also for the creation of venom? It didn’t exist in the Garden of Eden, because, well. Why would it? Weeds? Adam’s fault. Carnivorous animals (and, one assumes, the occasional carnivorous plant)? Adam again. Entropy? You guessed it: Adam. Think about that, won’t you; eat one piece of fruit and suddenly you’re responsible for the inevitable heat death of the universe. God’s kind of mean.
Scalzi also posts a photo essay that combines jaw-dropping pictures with infectious snark. That's my favorite part. Enjoy.
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