Peace of Christ, everyone!
Is Creation Science as a whole intentionally deceptive? I recall my first and only visit to The Creation Museum, though I’ll admit that I don’t remember much from it; that’s a bad sign coming from me, who somehow has enjoyed museums since as long as I can remember, learning more from the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure lecture my friend gave to me on the car ride there than The Creation Museum itself. What few displays I can still recall seemed so unprofessional and detrimental to their cause, that there is no possible way that they weren’t at the very least tongue-in-cheek! There are notable contenders for this: Masoretic Moses, Narmer’s Sauropods, Technically Evolution… but the best example of this was if I remember correctly, a comparative anatomy display featuring a man and an ape’s skeletons where the accompanying video admitted that humans and apes were extremely genetically similar! Just a passing comment remarking how the supposed presuppositions made by evolutionists was actually scientific fact, and then it was back to the highly speculative pseudohistory they’re trying to sell, where man and dinosaur walked together like in Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, as if nothing had happened at all! Don’t act like I didn’t just see that!
I’ve been an avid reader of Joel Duff’s Naturalis Historia, and I happened to stumble upon a particularly enlightening post comparing the dinosaur talks of doctor Jack Horner and
paid actor speaker Bryan Osbourne. Of course there’s no way one could compare the two talks academically, but what was interesting to Dr. Duff was how Dr. Horner engaged with his audience and emphasized the beauty of these ancient creatures, whereas Osbourne considered dinosaurs to be a problem to be solved in the narrative he was trying to sell, directing kids and parents alike to go buy some books that probably won’t address their questions; how do I sell dinosaurs to these people?
Am I too conspiratory in my thinking, or is there truth to this?