The Premise of Spreading Creationism is Pretentious as all Hell

Jonathan sent me a link to a creationist web site.  It’s the same stuff you’d expect, but the very first line on the site spells out the problem (and arrogance) of creationists beautifully.

We all know that the book of Genesis as real history is not treated seriously in our public schools nor in the media, so the Genesis Veracity Foundation is an effort for grassroots dissemination of rock solid proofs of the scientific and historical truth of the Genesis account

Schools reject them.  Does it occur to them for a moment that maybe they’re wrong?  Nah!  I mean, what does that conversation even look like?

“Hrm…should we approach scientists and ask why they reject this?  Should we submit papers to peer review and play by the same standards as other scientific ideas, since we think our proofs are rock-solid?  Should we try to convince the people who have committed, at minimum, twelve years of their lives to the study of a particular science?”

“Fuck no!  Let’s start a grassroots movement and try to convince people whose last contact with science was likely in high school!  We know better than those scientists anyway.”

I’d bet a good sum of money that if I were to take the time to scour the page there would be at least one point where these people demonstrated an amazing lack of self-awareness by calling atheists/”Darwinists” arrogant.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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