One of the bloggers whose work I follow is PZ Myers, who writes the "Pharyngula" blog - mostly a mix of biology, poking fun at religion, and laughing at pseudoscience. Recently, PZ and a group of secularists made a field trip to "The Creation Museum" - a $28 million propaganda play-park run by creationist bible-bangers, who built a fake "museum" to promote their pseudo-scientific nonsense to helpless, trusting, schoolkids.
PZ and others took photos and copious notes, and (other than complete disgust at the idiocy of the "museum"s displays) had a pretty good time. So I was thinking, "$28 million? Heck, I've got $100 that says I can do better than that!!!!"
and I ran to WAL-MART and bought some crafty stuff, dinosaurs, plastic cows, and lots of googly eyes and, well, we're proud to offer you our version of one of the displays from the Creation Museum. What's scary is that it's EXACTLY
as scientific as the nonsense those bible-spanking yutzes are pushing at schoolkids!! Yes, they claim - in a "museum" - that, in the Garden of Eden dinosaurs and humans lived together peacefully. Because they hadn't yet had "The Fall" and so everyone was still vegetarian and there was no death. As Bill Maher says: "these people are treating The Flintstones as if it was a documentary
We had a great time playing with the forced perspective (this was shot with graduated lighting and all the objects are on an angled board - "adam and eve" are about 10 feet from the camera and the nearest cow is about 3" from the lens. I didn't want to spend the money to get all my critters the same size. Sarah did the object rigging (googly eyes and the carrotsaurus and bananaraptor) - I think we didn't stop laughing the whole time we put this together.
It's stupid and silly. The difference between this and the creation museum is that we know