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Teh Garden of Eden by mjranum Teh Garden of Eden by mjranum
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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!!!!"

So :iconrubiacaea: 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 it.

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KeeganTheAwesome Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
The googly eyes on Adam and Eve are the best part!
mjranum Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Sarah had a lot of fun with those. :)
KeeganTheAwesome Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
I bet she did!
JMarrvin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
You know, if they didn't read your description, I think they'd give you a reward for this without realizing you were mocking them.
GabrielKain Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Many many props to you sir!
I agree that mockery is a perfectly viable means of criticism. I admire your patience in arguing with the fundies. The lack of logic is often too much for me to bear, makes me want to bang my head against the wall sometimes. (of course I don't, because that is also highly illogical, lol)
PZ is great fun to read.
Living here in Austin, Tx, I highly enjoy the Atheist Experience TV show. Being a public access show they are a bit too politically correct for my tastes though.
Their podcast, the Non Prophets, is much more irreverent and that's where they get their mockery on. They've had PZ on several times too. Good stuff.
mjranum Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
googly eyes FTW!

Did you see my "madonna and maggot" shot? That one really makes the christos heads explode.
GabrielKain Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
Yeah, I saw that one. :D
Christos head explody is much FTW! :pissedoff:

(As an aside, I think the maggot would be fun to use in photo manips by itself if you were so inclined to shoot it for your stock account) ;)
mjranum Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
There is a version of the maggot madonna in my stock account. Search for "madonna" and go wild :)
GabrielKain Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
Sweet/ :)
Jish-G Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
As they say: The bible stopped making sense when two nudists took dietary advice from a snake.
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