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Easter activities

Today is Easter and I spent this afternoon in the Museum of the Rockies. Much better than going to one of those silly church things.

Anyway, I just wanted to say that their new cosmology is pretty cool. Much more colorful than the book I’m reading. There was a letter in the Chronicle the other day about it:

Can we find meaning for life? Where do we fit in? What is the relationship between faith and science? Is there a God?

Do you hear these religious questions in philosophy class? Comparative religion? At church? How about the last place you’d expect to find religion — the “Cosmic Questions: Our Place in Space and Time” exhibit at the Museum of the Rockies.
In the “Cosmic Kitchen,” children are brainwashed with the evolutionary religious conviction that life is but the natural result of the origin of the universe. Elsewhere, Biblical creation is presented as but one among an illegitimate assortment of ancestral, culturally invented, origin myths.

I didn’t see where Genesis was discussed and really, that “Cosmic Kitchen” exhibit has a guy creating the universe as someone would cook some sort of meal. Sounds sorta like God. The entire exhibit states several times that we have no idea what comes before the Big Bang.

Scientists (outrageously outside their field of expertise) pontificate, “I believe in god — nature is god,” “faith is an emotion,” “we are not the purpose of the universe, but just one tiny element among many,” “Creation is the Big Bang,” “Stars are the caldron of creation,” “The universe has a life of its own,” “In the Bible God created, but science tells us how.”

That last one is kinda funny, it was from a guy, a priest, I think, with a giant cross beside his head. The quote is closer to “I always say ‘the Bible tells us who created the universe, but science tells us how.'” The exhibit is simply a few scientists giving their personal opinions on some “deeper” questions. It’s hardly anything sinister. Besides, there wasn’t an atheist on there, so maybe I should be pissed! Except, I’m not an idiot.

The rest of the letter is some sort of tirade about how this is government funded and a violation of the First Amendment and that they have way more money than Answers in Genesis. I’m not exactly sure what that has to do with anything.

One more thing: whoever came up with the “Jesus Got ‘R Done” t-shirts at Hastings should really be locked away so he or she can’t infect the rest of us with that kind of stupidity anymore.

Categories: Science
  1. Kat
    March 28, 2005 at 10:44 am

    Oh, please tell me you are joking about the Hastings t-shirts. Please.

  2. March 28, 2005 at 4:56 pm

    Sadly, no. They have an assortment of silly religious shirts. The only other one I remember off hand is “F.B.I. – Firm Believer In Christ.”

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