Introducing Robert B

On August 7, 2009, PZ Myers and the Secular Student Alliance led a field trip of a few hundred atheists and other secularists through Ken Ham’s infamous Creation Museum, a “museum” dedicated to promulgating the idea that a certain reading of the Bible should guide scientific investigation and understanding.

Past Camels With Hammers coverage of the “museum” trip has included a summary of the twitter feed of “museum” visitors and internet well-wishers, a post filled with photos taken off the twitter feed, a recap of the story of the atheist thrown out of the “museum” over his t-shirt, excerpts of some of the first blog posts from visitors to the “museum,” a post with videos taken at the “museum,” a thread highlighting some of Blag Hag’s blogging on her experience and criticisms, and, finally, there was PZ Myers’s critique of the “museum.”

Now today, we are proud, later this morning to offer a guest post from Robert B describing his experience at the “museum” and critiquing it.  Here’s Robert B’s bio as he provided it to us:

I’m Robert B, sometimes Robster online, a cell biologist / toxicologist by training and part time – adjunct professor by trade. I’m looking for a full time position at a liberal arts school and hopefully, I’ll land one in the next year. I grew up on a tobacco / angus beef farm, and want nothing to ever do with tobacco again, but still love a good steak. My hobbies include nature photography and (beginning) scuba diving, and I hope to combine the two someday.

His post will be a sequel to his first post on the trip, which he posted on his own brand new blog, Teaching Sapiens. So, check out Robert’s initial account of the “museum” and his visit and then come back here for the sequel!

About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.


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