The Creationist Museum Stalking Strikes Again

Remember Megan Fox, the homeschooling mother and writer for PJ Media who made that epically ridiculous video of herself wandering through the Field Museum pointing out all the “bias” and “propaganda”? She’s back. And this time she’s at Ken Ham’s Creation Museum. Spoiler alert: She loves it.

Despite her enthusiasm over visiting the Creation museum, Fox is not entirely sold on creationist theory of 6,000-year-old universe.

“It’s as valid as anything else. They don’t know either,” she explains. “Instead of the God of the Bible, they’re counting on the god of primordial soup. That’s all it is. It’s all fake. So if you believe in the god of primordial soup or the god of Abraham — whatever.”

Fox then provides a tour of the 70,000 square feet museum, stopping before a diorama of cavemen in a forest setting intermingling with deer, wolves, and penguins — yes, penguins — before ending up before plans for Ham’s proposed model for full-sized Noah’s Ask, which Fox notes “Looks huge.”

Fox concludes that creation theory is as valid as anything because, “Nobody was there to see it.”

This is not just an irrational position, it’s a positively anti-rational one. Imagine this scenario: A man is found dead in his house of gunshot wounds. No one was there to witness the murder. The police come and begin an investigation. They find a weapon with fingerprints on it. They can trace the gun’s owner because of the serial number. They have footprints through the man’s blood that can help them identify the shoes worn. All of this is evidence that can be used to positively identify the murderer.

Now a creationist comes along and has an alternative “theory.” A demon may have done it, they argue, an immaterial spirit that also magically has the ability to grasp a gun and fire it. That demon may even have framed the people the police will identify as the likely culprits because, ya know, demons do really bad things. And remember, no one was there, so their “theory” is just as valid as the explanation the police have come up with. Needless to say, no one would find that argument the least bit credible. But that is exactly the argument being made here and it’s equally absurd.

This is the result of three things, primarily: Confirmation bias, motivated reasoning and virulent ignorance. Megan Fox is filtering out all contrary information that might disconfirm what she already believes and is engaging in logical fallacies in order to keep those pre-determined beliefs safe from challenge. And not only is she utterly ignorant of the science involved, she has memorized a whole bunch of falsehoods and illogical positions that make her believe that she knows what she’s talking about.

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  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    And not only is she utterly ignorant of the science involved, she has memorized a whole bunch of falsehoods and illogical positions that make her believe that she knows what she’s talking about.

    To be fair, it’s not all that many falsehoods.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com holytape

    “Instead of the God of the Bible, they’re counting on the god of primordial soup. That’s all it is. It’s all fake.”

    So is she saying both God of the Bible and god of the primordial soup are both fake? Well, I sort of agree. There are no gods no matter their domains.

  • John Pieret

    I could overlook her beliefs but the smugness is unbearable.

  • marcus

    I could overlook her self-righteousness but her stupidity really burns.

  • Dexeron

    “And remember, no one was there, so their “theory” is just as valid as the explanation the police have come up with.”

    Darkmatter2525 dide a video on this (albeit in his sometimes crude manner.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LW06dav7KA

  • caseloweraz

    Fox then provides a tour of the 70,000 square feet museum, stopping before a diorama of cavemen in a forest setting intermingling with deer, wolves, and penguins — yes, penguins…

    To be fair, they imported the penguins to use in bowling, because they had no bowling pins of course.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eo.raptor.3 eoraptor

    Megan, herself, belongs in a museum; the degree of her smugness and arrogance is that unusual.

    One thing I don’t get. They go on about how we weren’t there at the Big Bang, or when life began, or when dinosaurs roamed the earth, but they weren’t there when their Sky Fairy created everything in seven days, or when he implemented genocide on a scale beyond human reckoning. Do they ever try to reconcile this super-nova glaring inconsistency?

  • John Pieret

    eoraptor:

    Their standard line is that God was there for everything and he wrote it all down in his infallible Bible. I suppose the question is how they know it’s God’s words if they weren’t there when it was written.

  • lldayo

    @8 John Pieret

    Faith. Checkmate atheist.

  • felidae

    Unfortunately, she is likely to pass on her stupidity to her offspring absent any selective pressure against it

  • Doc Bill

    She’s a real know-it-all. Science, whatev!

    I was on a jury some years ago. Guy shot a woman in the back with a 20-gauge. She crawled to a gas station and called 911. The defense attorney was downright incompetent. Once he tried to pull the “were you there” by saying nobody saw what happened. Well, except TWO people saw what happened! They he tried to put the blame on the victim by suggesting she could have shot herself in the back.

    The moron got 12 years. The shooter, that is, not the attorney who really should have gone to jail, too.

  • longship

    I love paranormal investigator Joe Nickell’s description of a particularly grisly murder scene.

    Two detectives, a lieutenant and his sergeant come upon a guy, obviously killed by gunfire.

    The lieutenant says to the sergeant, “This is an obvious case of suicide. Write it up as that.”

    The sergeant responds, “But the victim was shot three times in the back.”

    The lieutenant shakes his head and Tsk’s, “Indeed, a particularly bad case of suicide.”

  • sunsangnim

    Because everyone knows eyewitness testimony is so much more credible than physical evidence, right?

    I had always heard that eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable, but I didn’t truly understand that until I witnessed a car accident while I was walking to work. The more times I repeated the story, the less and less certain I got about certain crucial details. If I had to take the witness stand, I’m not sure what I would say.

  • whheydt

    Re: sunsangnim @ #13…

    That’s why you *take* *notes* while at the scene, writing down the salient facts.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    …stopping before a diorama of cavemen in a forest setting intermingling with deer, wolves, and penguins — yes, penguins…

    Honestly, you shouldn’t be able to get past this part without realizing how absurd the whole thing is.