Creationist can actively impede science. One of the largest mastodon fossils ever found was discovered on a ranch in Texas owned by a fellow named Joe Taylor — an infamous creationist who runs the Mt. Blanco Fossil “Museum”, a wacky little place that peddles fossils while claiming they support a 6,000 year old earth. Now he’s putting it up for auction, and you can buy the skull for something north of $60,000.
We can’t win this one. Even if it’s bought by a reputable museum and studied scientifically, it still means that this creationist is going to get a huge chunk of change to use in promoting more lies.