Earlier this month, self-described “homeschooling, Tea Partying, conservative mother” Megan Fox (not that one) visited Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. Then, with her video camera on, she “audited” the “Evolving Planet” exhibit which documents “4 billion years of life on Earth.”
Her 30-minute video hilariously displays her scientific ignorance. The worst part is that she’s so damn confident she’s right. (Did I mention she home-schools her children?)
Here’s just one example of her brilliance. She’s talking about our transition from water to land at the 11:54 mark:
“… It’s not like their fins fell off and then they grew feet! That’s what they want you to believe, that their fins eventually fell off and then they grew some feet and started walking on the land. This is the dumbest theory I’ve ever heard in my whole life. It’s not good. It’s really not good. It’s bad. It’s very bad… Do you know how complex feet are?”
It might be a dumb theory if any credible scientist actually thought that fins just magically fell off of animals one day… but they don’t. Only Megan Fox thinks that. And I suppose Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort do, too.
Every single time she thinks she’s nailed the museum staff, she ends up inadvertently proving how little she knows about evolution and natural selection.
It’s the sort of educational resource that would make Ken Ham proud, partly because she keeps throwing out variations of Were you there? No? Then how do you know?!… which is an argument she’ll never use on the Bible.
On a brighter note, to quote one commenter on Reddit, if you mute the video, you get a free tour of the exhibit!
This isn’t a parody. When I saw people talking about this video online, I knew the name rang a bell. Fox has been going after my local library for the past year because they don’t censor their Internet and Fox sees that as sanctioning “taxpayer funded access to child porn.” She’s about as nutty as they get. And it seems like her actions, which have already cost the library more than $125,000, are designed to bring everyone else down to her education level.
If you think this video is ridiculous, you know how you can help? Make a donation to the library. You’d be supporting a wonderful cause — and helping them push back against Fox, who thinks the library is hurting the community by not censoring the Internet.
I know $125,000 is out of the question, but what about 1% of that?
(Thanks to everyone for the link)