Scalzi’s Creation Museum report

Published November 21st, 2007 by Bobby Henderson


Author and blogger John Scalzi has posted an amusing report of his visit to the Creation Museum.

Some time ago he said that he’d visit the museum, which was built near his home, on the condition that his readers donated $250, with the added incentive that any extra money would be given to Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. His readers came through and donated over $5000.

So he went, took a bunch of pictures, and posted a very thorough report.

An excerpt:

Here’s how to understand the Creation Museum:

Imagine, if you will, a load of horseshit. And we’re not talking just your average load of horseshit; no, we’re talking colossal load of horsehit. An epic load of horseshit. The kind of load of horseshit that has accreted over decades and has developed its own sort of ecosystem, from the flyblown chunks at the perimeter, down into the heated and decomposing center, generating explosive levels of methane as bacteria feast merrily on vintage, liquified crap. This is a Herculean load of horseshit, friends, the likes of which has not been seen since the days of Augeas.

You can read his entire report here.

331 Responses to “Scalzi’s Creation Museum report”

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  1. Paisley the Pirate says:

    Yeahhhh…That place sucks.

  2. Estill says:

    Indeed, the excerpt is pure gold. I saw some pictures earlier and I could not stop laughing!

  3. Wench Nikkiee says:

    Hahahahah…excellent description John Scalzi. Think I can face checking out your blog on that tone :))

  4. Wench Nikkiee says:

    Oh I learn something new everyday…
    “Did you know, for example, that Adam is responsible not only for the fall of man, but also for the creation of venom? It didn’t exist in the Garden of Eden, because, well. Why would it? Weeds? Adam’s fault. Carnivorous animals (and, one assumes, the occasional carnivorous plant)? Adam again. Entropy? You guessed it: Adam. Think about that, won’t you; eat one piece of fruit and suddenly you’re responsible for the inevitable heat death of the universe.”
    And here I was always thinking that it was all Eve’s fault! Well I did say I was a heathen :p

  5. Robert Hood says:

    Haha, very good!

  6. Red Dutchpasta Wench says:

    He Adam just learned real quick how to blame someone else for his actions :))
    Nice opening: horseshit, loads of it :))

  7. rmw says:

    Great article. And Scalzi’s right–chances are, the museum’s not going to change anybody’s mind, whatever their beliefs. So, let the creationists have their fun and their modern dinosaurs. As long as they keep in the museum and out of schools.

  8. Bascule says:

    Great article. Would really like to see the museum, such a load of crap, pity, I’m in Europe

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