Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Origins of Life

A new $27 million dollar museum has opened down in Kentucky called the Creation Museum. There, people are treated to an "alternative" perspective on how the earth came be. It presents world history and science from a biblical perspective. According to them, the world is only 6,000 years old, the dinosaurs were cast out of the Garden of Eden along with Adam and Eve, and the Grand Canyon was created by the flood that killed everyone except Noah and his family.

Astounding.

I thought that everyone knew by now how life came to be on this planet; a group of humanoids from another galaxy scattered their DNA throughout the Milky Way Galaxy in order to preserve some part of themselves after they realized they were dying off. This DNA was set to evolve so that on earth-like environments, one species of Mammal would be dominant and resemble this mysterious, dying race of preservers.

As a matter of fact, Q took Captain Jean Luc Picard back in time to the beginning of life on earth and showed him a pool of genomes electronically combusting to form life- not Adam and Eve making love for the first time!

I mean the biblical creationist theories are colorful and interesting. But while their theories address the question of how humans ended up on earth; they fail to explain how the Vulcans ended up on Vulcan or how the Klingons ended up on Qo'Nos. I really do hope parents will take that into account before they take their kids to this Creation Museum and let them think that any it is historically or scientifically accurate.

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4 comments:

Anne Johnson said...

Great site! Let us not forget The Vulture.

Bookmarking this one. Great take on the MARVELous universe!

Scott said...

Hey. I am a Christian and a Trekkie. But I know what is real, and that is the Christian part. The whole Star Trek thing, while VERY entertaining, is not real bro!

Elvis Drinkmo said...

Are you saying that the story of the preservers scattering their DNA around the galaxy is more far fetched than the story about Adam and Eve living in the Garden of Eden with dinosaurs?

ariadne said...

So that picture of Jesus hugging the baby velociraptor is a fake? Damn, those get me every time!