Saturday, December 01, 2007

Department of Irony

The reason the sign is up in the air is because they don't want you to look at the ground.
Image from Pharyngula.

The evolution denialists who built the Creation Museum in Kentucky probably didn't take this into account:
[The geology field guide] also pointed to the great irony that the Creation Museum is built on one of the most fertile fossil beds in all of North America. The Ordovician strata is the remnant of the great inland sea that inundated much of the Midwest 500 million years ago. It is the purple region on the map from yesterday's entry. The rock strata are so close to the surface that just about every road cut, stream bed and construction site offers an opportunity to discover fossils. At these disrupted sites, you can expect to trip over corals, crinoids, brachiopods, nautiloids and trilobites. Todd and I scrambled through a creek bed and found some crinoids and brachiopods.
Emphasis added. Of course, fossils don't shake the world view of these folks. But it's pretty funny nonetheless.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Mad Latinist said...

Missionary... lizard. Um...

...I guess this lends credence to the pet theory of a friend of mine that angels look like dinosaurs.

9:59 AM, December 01, 2007  

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