Bay of Fundie is among the best blogs to visit if you want to watch fuckwitted fundies get bitch-slapped with a yardarm. Ron’s deconstruction of Ken Ham’s attempt to prove that the Bible pwns science is an excellent case in point.
All of the entries on this ridiculous plaque follow the same pattern. First, say what the Bible says:
The Bible claims the universe had a beginning.
It’s interesting that in almost every case, they use the word “claim”, which actually has a connotation of untruth to it. I wonder if they realize that they’re subconsciously casting doubt on their own assertions.
The next sentence describes what those foolish scientists used to think:
Philosophers and scientists rejected that claim for over two thousand years.
Then they tell us what the scientists now think:
Now astronomers believe the universe had to have had a beginning.
It’s peculiar that on this entire plaque, they’re telling us that the scientists—although they used to be wrong—are now right. Yet elsewhere in the museum, they tell us over and over that scientists are wrong. So if science proves the Bible, and the scientists are wrong, then the creationists are admitting that the Bible is wrong! Sweet!
The spanking intensifies from there, and it includes pictures. Go. Read. Laugh your ass off at a creationist’s expense. And while you’re there, indulge in one of my all-time favorite posts, wherein Ron proves, using the same arguments Christians do when they attempt to prove America is a “Christian nation,” that we’re actually a Muslim one.