Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Creation Museum Lecture

In case you're anywhere near Purdue, I just thought I'd let you know that I'm giving a talk on the Creation Museum on Monday.
When Dinosaurs Walk with God
A godless biologist's trip to the Creation Museum
Presentation by Jennifer McCreight, President of the Society of Non-Theists and Purdue senior majoring in Genetics and Evolution

Mon, Sept 21
6:30 - 8:00 pm
LILY G126
Free and open to public

This summer Jennifer visited the Creation Museum, a multi-million dollar enterprise by Answers in Genesis to spread the gospel of literal Biblical Creation. The museum teaches that the Earth is only 6,000 years old, evolution is a lie, and human reason and science are dangerous. Its child friendly environment complete with animatronic dinosaurs and a petting zoo is worrisome to those interested in science education in the US.

She'll be presenting a virtual tour of the museum with some commentary and rebuttals of the scientific inaccuracies seen within (did you know that a T-Rex was a vegetarian until the fall of man?). There will be time for a Q&A session at the end.
I'll admit, it'll be similar to the blog posts I made about my trip, but more cohesive and with more background information. We'll also probably head out to dinner together afterward, if that's more incentive for you to come!

18 comments:

  1. Jen, can you arrange for someone to record and post the lecture, perhaps? Then all of your loyal and devoted followers could partake in the lunacy of your Creation Museum trip?

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  2. Yeah what Veritas said. I would love to watch it, but I can't make the trip.

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  3. I can't wait to read about this! I'm looking forward to hearing about the reaction people have to your talk - and whether any creationists show up with "tough" questions! ;)

    Joe Agnost

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  4. Wow, that's pretty cool. I think I may have to show up, though it would mean a late night after driving back to Indy.

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  5. Sounds like fun. Unfortunately, I'm on the east coast, and air fare is expensive...

    I'd love to watch if you can get some video footage up, though.

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  6. The horrifying thing is that I'm stuck not even a five minutes walk away.

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  7. I'm a Christian and I think you're lying. You aren't really going to do this lecture. And don't bother proving it because I won't watch the video if you do post it. So don't post the video! Don't! Or God will kill you!

    Okay, I'm not really a Christian but there were already so many people asking, I thought I would use reverse psychology. Please post a video.

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  8. I'll see if I can secure a video camera, as much as I loathe watching myself on film :P

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  9. It's not for you, it's for us :P

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  10. Thank you for doing this. What a great idea!

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  11. Yes, please try to get it on film. No matter what the incentive, the trip from Stockholm to Indiana seems a bit much.

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  12. Wish I could go but those are work hours for me. I agree with everyone else that we need video of this. Youtube won't let you upload an hour and a half long videos but Google Video will.

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  13. Awesome, Jen! Good luck! I'm sure it'll be great. :-)

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  14. Looking forward to it!

    Hmm...it is indeed a 'child friendly' environment, isn't it? I wonder how it is that the legalities of this aspect have been so overlooked. Is there anything to pursue there?

    For example: If I tried to take my 9 year old nephew to a strip bar for an "education", I'm pretty sure there would be some objections.

    How is it that this venue can present blatantly intellectually damaging material to minors? Hmm.

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  15. Rev. Ouabache,

    I thought Google video wasn't allowing uploads anymore. You can put it up on YouTube in segments though.

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  16. I'd love to see this too - tape it!

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  17. BeamStalk: You can still upload to Google Video but they make it pretty complicated. You have to download one of their programs in order to upload video. Lame!

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