Digs at Creation Science Are a Mindless Waste of Time

In case Momma didn't tell you--you can't trust everything that you see on the Internet.

Case in point: A parody website called Crystal Air Productions, which rips off designs from ABC News to Sesame Street, posted a "news article" that quotes an imaginary scientist.

The posting, entitled "Creationists: Ancient Skeletons Show God has 'Sense of Humor,'" cites fossil research and quotes "Bob Henderson of the Institute for Creation Research" as saying:

This is how much care God took in creating the Earth--He included an amazing diversity of fossils representing ancient humans and other creatures that never existed, just to keep us guessing. Oh, that wacky deity.1

The posting went on to dig at 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, The God Delusion author Richard Dawkins, and Religulous actor Bill Maher, to name a few.

Of course, there is no scientist working at ICR named Bob Henderson, nor has any ICR researcher commented to Crystal Air. Content on sites like this one is obviously fictional and aimed at satirizing anyone and anything. There is no truth or even entertainment value, just digital blather to take up bandwidth.

It nonetheless joins the ramblings of online personalities like PZ Myers and other bloggers who don't intend to purvey truth--just poke fun at or even attack it, especially when the targets are Christians, biblical creation science, or the Bible itself.

Such nonsense perfectly illustrates the apostle Paul's message to the Romans: "And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind."2

References

  1. Creationists: Ancient Skeletons Show God Has 'Sense of Humor.' CAP News. Posted on Crystal Air Productions website at crystalair.com, accessed April 12, 2010.
  2. Romans 1:28.

* Ms. Dao is Assistant Editor.

Article posted on April 13, 2010.

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