It will be a short list of uninfluential scientists: Creationists plan Creation Science Hall of Fame

Why not add a triple threat of ancient and useless representation of non-science ideas to Kentucky.
Creationists plan yet another museum for northern Kentucky |

A stretch of interstate in northern Kentucky may soon be the official capital for creationism fans across the globe.

Online-only institution the Creation Science Hall of Fame hopes to establish a real-life creationism center located between the Creation Museum and planned creationism theme park Ark Encounter.

The hall of fame website was launched in February and honors “those who honored God’s word as literally written in Genesis.” Any scientist who the institution believes furthers the scientifically inaccurate idea that God created the world 6,000 years ago can be included.

Creation Science Hall of Fame organizers are asking for between $2m and $3m and would feature biographies, pictures, and artifacts of inductees.

Founder and president of the Creation Science Hall of Fame, Nick Lally told the Guardian that the hall of fame is an opportunity to honor scientists who are taking a risk by advocating creationist beliefs. “That’s why we honor those who honor God’s word as literally written in Genesis,” Tally said. “Because they do stick their necks out, they do say what their observations are.”

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What a joke! Too bad it’s real. It will be a rather small list of people who are non-contributors to science or are wrongly associated with the idea (like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michael Faraday and Guglielmo Marconi). This is silly idea. The museum and Hall of Fame idea is a unscrupulous way of telling about nature and the nature of science itself. Geez, Kentucky, how many MORE ways can you think of to make scientists and educators steer clear of your state! Embarrassing.

Just to compare, you can come up with more scientists with the name STEVE who support evolution than ALL the scientists who support any form of creationism or intelligent design.

  1 comment for “It will be a short list of uninfluential scientists: Creationists plan Creation Science Hall of Fame

  1. One Eyed Jack
    August 29, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    This is not a silly idea. These people know exactly what they are doing. There is a significant US market for this fundangelical faerie tale. The pious never pass on an opportunity to pimp their religion and fill their pockets.

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