I don’t like that the Creation Museum in Kentucky is expanding, but it’s their money and they can do what they want with it.
I do have a problem, however, with the official announcement being made alongside Governor Steve Beshear.
Beshear’s participation in the announcement suggests state incentives for the project may be included.
He can say it’s about the new jobs and not theology, but no elected official should be proudly supporting an organization that’s doing everything in its power to dismantle proper science education.
A blogger at Your Atheist Muse sent Gov. Beshear the following message:
I am beyond saddened by and ashamed of your support of this anti-education project, and your contribution to the stereotype of Kentuckians as ignorant religious fundamentalists who are decades behind the rest of the USA. Your support of such movements further diminishes the public’s — and, particularly, children’s — understanding of science and, indeed, the virtues of systematic logical investigation as the best way to gain knowledge. It demonizes scientists and their findings — meaning that people will feel that empirical findings are mere belief systems.
Shame on you, Governor Beshear!
She speaks for me, too.
It probably won’t change much, but you can write your own letter to the Governor here.