LiveScience Article On Creationist Museum

Stephanie Pappas from LiveScience must have been reading about the mosque controversy for plans to build one at ground zero (not anywhere else in America) and decided to use the theme and also a study for her article on the creationist museum. Answers in Genesis had a few things to say about it…

“An especially egregious example of bad reporting on the Creation Museum occurred yesterday when a commentary appeared on LiveScience.com. According to Alexa.com, it is a well-trafficked website that ranks an impressive number—6,700 out of millions of websites worldwide.”

If I were AIG I wouldn’t use Alexa rankings as a way to determine traffic to a website because it’s no where near an accurate measure on how many people visit a website because it requires people to use a toolbar or some sort of software that records browsing habits by the host and then sends it to the site for rankings. Many people who surf the internet do not have it! And rankings from that site can be artificially inflated as well so it’s not really impressive. Unlike a real-time tracker which records most people who visit the site which is impressive and way more accurate on web traffic.

LiveScience starts out with misleading the reader into thinking the creationist museum is inclusive (non-club members not allowed sort of thing) but in reality it’s open to everyone of all faiths or non-faiths. If they read the Bible, the Gospel is to be preached to everyone. Likewise, the creationist museum is opened to everyone. If it was inclusive they would only sell tickets to like minded groups.

Now Bernadette Barton of Morehead State University in Kentucky who feels threaten by the Museum (because it’s creationist) conducted a study by bringing in hand picked students for field trips who reported their experiences. LiveScience reports it this way…

“The Creation Museum, opened in 2007, puts its own brand of scientific explanations of creationism  alongside exhibits of Adam and Eve, dinosaurs with humans, and Noah building his Ark. One exhibit, “Graffiti Alley,” purports to show what happens when mankind abandons Young Earth Creationism. These consequences include the birth control pill, abortion, divorce, murder and gay marriage.”

Stephanie Pappas, we want a picture of this exhibit where you mentioned those words stated above that is supposed to be in the creationist Museum or make it known to your readers that you are just interpreting the message rather than repeating the words which looks like this…

Rejection of Scripture not young earth creationism which leads to those things mentioned in the picture. “I was seeking to understand the fundamentalist framework,” Barton told LiveScience. ” No, it was a fishing expedition. The article also claims that faith is being forced on people, this is also not true. Do you see people being dragged in against their will making them watch certain videos and look at exhibits? Of course not! AIG was right, this is a clear attack on Christianity rather than “we just want to understand” study on the Museum.