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”

  1. storm petrel says:

    Just bring someone who knows to keep the crowds away when you faint from too much laughter and not enough breathing.

  2. Cap'n Ollie says:

    Sure, I’ll pay for ’em; but only if you send me regular picture updates ;)

  3. Jennyanydots says:

    @ SP/Momi – and maybe take someone who can keep the irate hoards away from you when you point out, in as loud a voice as possible, how sadly mistaken it all is. Or words to that effect, anyway…

  4. PacificPam says:

    @Cap’n Ollie – I was told that I don’t need them, so I changed my mind

  5. Teremari says:

    Pasta causes happiness! Looking at the news reference volume, pasta practically IS happiness!

  6. pieces o'nine says:

    Old Grouch posted regarding the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Last visit, I found myself next to a couple of evangelical fundamentalist moms in the Egyptian exhibit. One claimed to have never heard of *any* of the history referenced there, which amazed me. The other helpfully explained every artifact [incorrectly] and interpreted every placard placard [incorrectly] by quoting from . . . Exodus.
    At first I thought it was unbelievable comedy. Then I realized that they were probably going to ‘home-school’ the infants and toddlers accompanying them, and it didn’t seem so funny anymore. If they ever perpetrate a branch of the Creation Museum in Colorado, far too many would accept it uncritically.

  7. neal says:

    The whole thing is too hilarious for words. The whole site is a camp classic, and probably the most interesting exhibit are the “true bilble believing literal creationist” visitors. Talk about a group still stuck in Darwin’s waiting room. It;s frightening to think that these people vote as a block and have swayed 5 or 6 of our last eight presidential elections, given us a congress of Newt Gingriches, and Tom Delay’s, with the attendant freak shows like the 98 impeachment and the 95 shut down of the federal government.

    These people yield just enough power to be extremely dangerous. At the very least they insure complete gridlock in our governance. When was the last time this country ratified a constitutional amendment. Answer: Not since before they came on the scene.

    When was the last time we admitted a state into the union: Answer, not since before they came on the scene, and they will surely block any state from coming into the union if it would come in “blue”.

    Last time we had a meaningful social program. Not since they came on the scene. We will almost surely not fix Social Security, or Medicare, or have single provider universal health care as long as this group exists and votes the republican line as a block. They are a cancer, pure and simple.

  8. Old Grouch says:

    @ Pieces O Nine – We have several “Christian Academies”, as well as a “Bible University” – whatever that might be – in town already.
    The latest “big thing” in the funnymentalcase projects is to get the State Constitution Amendment on the ballot in 2008, which would make the 2 cells – sperm and ovum – a “person”, immediately upon the joining, with “all the legal rights”. Which they are touting will overturn even the limited – medical approval – abortions Colorado led in establishing years ago, along with, of course, any form of stem cell research, as well as most forms of contraceptives, which would become “abortifacients” under the Act.
    The leader of this whacko project is a teenage girl – with a Preacher egging her on in the background, of course – who got “inspired” to lead the anti-abortion crusade. Home scholing is bad enough with these freaks. But this comes out of one of the church run schools.


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