Claire

Even more interesting - they are owned by the same person/company according to the 'museum's website!

Martin

In Jerusalem, there is "The Institute of Science and Halacha," which makes for an interesting name, even if it is something of a misnomer (the institute actually certifies electric/electronic devices as "OK" according to Jewish Law).

trevorwallace

Stretching really hard to make something out of nothing. And the point is...irrelevant.

Chris

Why do you assume there is a dichotomy? Just because they reject Godless Materialism, doesn't mean they reject the scientific method or for that manner most of modern science. This seems to be the same tired formula of Science =Fact, Religion=Opinion and Fact > Opinion. Only to superficial thinkers.

gcruse

I just want a scantibody from the lab.

Ian Kemmish

It's called "hedging", isn't it? If the lab is destroyed by a thunderbolt, attendance and profit at the museum will go up.

Matt

I tend to agree with Chris' comment above.

Every time something like this comes up I'm reminded of the South Park episode about evolution. At some point early in the episode Stan asks "Can't evolution be the answer for how, now why?" and proceeds to get berated by a teacher.

E. Nowak

"Why do you assume there is a dichotomy? Just because they reject Godless Materialism, doesn't mean they reject the scientific method or for that manner most of modern science. This seems to be the same tired formula of Science =Fact, Religion=Opinion and Fact > Opinion. Only to superficial thinkers. --Chris"

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Rejecting evolution IS rejecting A LOT of modern science!

Daniel

When I first saw the picture, I thought "Scantibodies" was a strip joint. That would have been even more ironic than a medical lab.

Mike

The founder of the Creation Museum explicitly rejects much modern science. Here he is brainwashing kids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KwpkzaVjzw

bulletproofcourier

I wouldn't trust my health to a medical lab that shares a building with a Creationist museum.

Andre D

Definitely stretching. Got the dander up on some folks tho, and that's always worth the effort.

Glenn

Evolutionary theory is the basis for all modern biology and all modern medicine. To reject evolution while embracing modern medicine is a weird dichotomy - not a stretch at all.

Chris

Actually Glenn, modern medicine owes much to the scientific method and to genetics but nothing to the particles to people evolutionary hypothesis.

Considering the failure of the evolutionary hypothesis to explain both the origin of life and deal with the enormous odds against complex structures assembling into even the rudimentary components of the cell places it in the camp of requiring greater faith than mine in God. It isn't as simple as it is made to sound.

pablo

Chris, if by "rudimentary components of the cell" you mean something like amino acids, then you know not whereof you speak - they assemble readily. And any argument based on the "odds" being against something happening because it's unlikely should take into account the millions and billions of years available for complex structures to emerge. Your attack on evolutionary science is both vague and specious.

kip

I don't really get why this is worth posting about. What goes on at a medical lab that would conflict with creationism? They test samples of blood/tissue/etc for various things. I know several creationists that are nurses, it doesn't affect their ability to work in the medical field. I know a microbiologist who is an adamant creationist, it hasn't affected her ability to publish results on West Nile virus and other things she has researched. I know many creationists; none of them have any ethical problem with going to the doctor or having surgery done.