A.C. Grayling: Telling Schoolchildren That the Creation Museum Teaches Facts May Be a ‘Human Rights Crime’

During a recent speech at the National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secularist Student Societies 2014 Convention, philosopher A.C. Grayling went on a tangent from his talk about Humanism to discuss the Creation Museum (19:10 mark):

… I visited the Creation Museum. I kid you not. My ghast was flabbered, the minute I set my foot across the threshold of that place. They have these sort of electronic vegetarian Tyrannosaurus rex playing with the children of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

I mean, the really dismaying thing about it was the troops and troops and troops of small schoolchildren being taken through and presented with all this as fact. That seems to me to be a human rights crime.

Maybe not quite that, but it’s certainly damaging to their educational careers, to be taught that fiction is fact and to be told scientists still debate this issue. It’s not fair to the kids — who may not encounter a voice of reason anytime soon.

(via Why Evolution is True)

"Stephen King couldn't make this stuff up."

Mom Who Almost Killed 11-Year-Old Daughter ..."
"You forgot the part about crying crocodile tears, and repeating Jesus, Jesus, Jesus a number ..."

This Christian Woman’s Relationship Checklist Is ..."
"...and Parker believes it's a fact."

AL Supreme Court Judge Says He ..."
""Old times there are not forgotten." You're telling me."

AL Supreme Court Judge Says He ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment