"Americans just aren't gullible enough to believe that they came from a fish," says John Morris, president of the Institute for Creation Research in San Diego which is an organization that actually does no research and is part of the movement to create and maintain an underclass of deranged and passionately idiotic supporters of their nefarious will to power. Apparently he thinks we are gullible enough to be quite certain that every last one of us descends from a homunculus fashioned out of red Mesopotamian mud and animated by the magic breath of a magic and usually invisible man. Apparently he does think that Americans are gullible enough to believe Bible stories whose accuracy is verified by asserting that they are accurate in stentorian and peremptory tones.
The inaccuracy and validity of science of course, he and his idiotic ilk denounce with the time-honored argumentum ad ignorentiam: I’m too dumb and too unwilling to understand the data and therefore other arguments that have no data whatever are true.
While somewhat more venerable if not more credible religious organizations have grown to be rather apologetic for such excesses of certainty as resulted in the silencing of Galileo Galilei, the gruesome murder of Giordano Bruno and the general war with scientific method that retarded the rise of Western civilization from its morass of barbarism, ignorance and filth, the psychotic purveyors of corrosive ignorance who call themselves Evangelists are still ready, able and willing to bring the kingdom of darkness to America while getting as rich as the devil in the process.
A twenty five million dollar facility dedicated to deception, lies, fallacy, disinformation and irreparable damage to the future of our nation is being built near Cincinnati in Kentucky. It will contain fantastic dioramas proving that Dinosaurs and all the billion or so extinct species thrived in the Garden of Eden along with mud-man Adam in precisely the same way that Disneyland proves the existence of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Cinderella.
Its founder, Ken Ham, who has made a fortune publishing fatuous fairy tales as history, claims that the Creation Museum will be able to show that all the massive, detailed, rigorously tested and documented scientific data that shows our planet to be several billions of years old and the overwhelming library of cataloged, dated and chronologically arranged fossils and even DNA samples are just plain wrong; wrong because he says so. Wrong because he says the Bible is right.
"If the Bible is the word of God, and its history really is true, that's our presupposition or axiom, and we are starting there,"
If he is stupid enough to believe that saying it’s so makes it so despite all evidence; if he’s stupid enough to deny that evidence plays any part in interpreting reality; if he’s stupid enough not to realize that arguing backward from an arbitrary and unsupported assumption takes you only, like Omar’s phantom caravan, to the place you set out from, then our survival as a species is at risk. But it’s more likely that he is just another mafia capo, getting rich by soaking the suckers and getting a tax break on the spoils and all for the advancement and profit of that family of radical fundamentalist churches of intellectual terrorism dedicated to the destruction of America if not the world.