Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A new skirmish in the war between God & Science

Transcript of today's show:

Ken Ham’s Creation Museum may become the biggest controversy yet in the God vs. Science wars. The museum depicts the origin of life according to a literal interpretation of the Bible -- including the premise that the Earth is only 6,000 years old -- a notion violently opposed by most of the scientific community. The Museum opens this Memorial Day. [source: Christian Post]

Sound Off: Science & Faith. Our point/counterpoint regulars Shelley (the voice of science) and Peter (the voice of faith), comment on the story.

The Voice of Science: Shelley Greene, Ph.D., comments:
I urge all scientists and sane-thinking people to make some kind of protest. We who remain silent will ironically voice approval, not just for this museum, but for the others of its kind to make their promised appearances in the coming years. Do something! Get online and sign a petition. Inform friends and family. If you live near Cincinnati, get on a bus and protest. This whole affair is being carefully watched by bloggers and media. Any little bit of activism can be noticed and have some measure of impact.

The Voice of Faith: Peter Williamson, M.Div., comments:
The outcry in response to the opening of this museum smacks of 'double standard.' For decades and decades, evolutionary science has held a monopoly on science museums and the historical and biological portrayal of the origin of earth and man. To deny Christian believers the opportunity to build museums that portray this history according to their truths, is the attitude of a poor sport. The scientific community, it appears, is deeply threatened; it recognizes the vulnerability of its pre-eminent theories in the face of Gospel Truth. The scientific community has demonstrated, again and again, that it will not share power with any world view that in any way is deemed contradictory.