Waldozer wrote:That's interesting. I've seen their former headquarters; I guess it's on that same bit of land in an industrial district next to Korea town, on Royal and Luna. They also have a creation museum just outside of Dinosaur Valley State Park. I didn't go in but I guess they have compelling evidence that dinosaurs didn't exist millions of years ago. Are they doing something similar here? Trying to find evidence that people were created ten thousand years ago, as opposed to evolving over tens of thousands of years?
Like anybody, Creationists can spend their money however they'd like, of course. But who's their audience? The majority of mainstream Protestant churches and the Catholic Church all teach evolution, not to mention all Jewish denominations. And -- I just checked -- only 11% of Americans belong to a religion that rejects evolution. Well, so, I guess there's still a sizable audience for creationism!
Funny you mentioned this... I was similarly wondering what was up here. As with many things, evolution isn't as black and white as many portray it to be. Their main distinction seems to be the difference between microevolution (evolution within a species) and macroevolution (evolution from one distinct species to another). I suspect the 11% number you have pertains to both, but there is a sizable portion that falls somewhere in between micro and macro. I haven't delved deep enough, but microevolution (which is fairly obvious) seems to be supported here.
I'm always up for a good brain tickler so I'll probably check it out. But if they say dinosaur bones were planted by demons or something, I'll probably end up taking an early lunch.
Anyway, my point is that I'm sure there will be an audience for this. But the location is a little weird.