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October 7, 2009

It turns out I might get an invitation to speak to the Creation Museum staff. What say you? Should I take it?

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  1. ferret wrangler permalink
    October 7, 2009 6:46 pm

    Wouldya be able to keep a straight face?

    I’d consider it speaking at the “misinformation museum”.

    My two pesos.

  2. ferret wrangler permalink
    October 7, 2009 6:55 pm

    Oh, if you do accept, don’t forget to keep Milkbones in your pocket 😉

  3. Eric Worringer permalink
    October 7, 2009 7:07 pm

    absolutely. can i come?

  4. October 7, 2009 9:05 pm

    Take it. And then spread the good word: That just about everything in their museum is inaccurate and laughable.

  5. Matheus permalink
    October 7, 2009 10:10 pm

    Invitation from whom? Any strings attached?

  6. October 7, 2009 11:41 pm

    They actually *want* you there? Do it.

  7. Richard Eis permalink
    October 8, 2009 3:47 am

    That depends on what you are speaking “about”. Not to put too fine a point on it, they aren’t exactly known for their honest debating or giving people they don’t approve of chance to speak with complete freedom.

    I would say no without further information.

  8. Ray S. permalink
    October 8, 2009 9:55 am

    ‘might get’?

    What could you say to them that they would listen to yet would not violate your own sense of personal integrity? If the answer is not ‘nothing’, then by all means go and speak. Or you could just use it as a practice speaking engagement.

  9. AdamK permalink
    October 8, 2009 9:59 am

    I agree that you should examine the situation and conditions carefully; but if they’re okay, it’s an interesting opportunity.

    If all else fails, sing them a verse of On Top of Spaghetti, then hightail it outa there.

  10. October 8, 2009 10:10 am

    YES. Someone there might actually listen to you. If you can just reach one person… right? Maybe someone will start to question the museum’s purpose and resign. I could only see it having a positive effect, if any. There will most likely be no effect, but you never know.

    I’d recommend starting with the “I’m just like you” approach, then start introducing your doubts about the “museum.”

    Just make sure they don’t get to quote(mine) you in their promotional materials.

  11. AdamK permalink
    October 8, 2009 1:09 pm

    You might well end up on a List of Participants in Our Program of Noted Speakers that gives an air of legitimacy to their insidious nonsense. You should specify ahead of time that they can’t use your name in promotional materials.

  12. Matheus permalink
    October 8, 2009 7:14 pm

    Lol, what’s the point of that, the “museum” staff can and does read this blog!

  13. October 9, 2009 11:09 am

    That is a very interesting opportunity. It seems like there is little you could say to them in criticizing their science, but they might listen to a fair criticism of how they represent religion. You have written such criticism before and you do it well. This would be a way to actually do something positive.

    Think about it, and accept if they will agree to fair terms (Like not claiming that you endorse them).

  14. October 9, 2009 1:47 pm


    Well, sure, I didn’t mean to suggest that Jonathan should misrepresent himself. If he talks to the staff, he should just try to put things in such a way that they might see where he’s coming from, right?

    I guess I also envisioned a group that includes security guards and custodians who may not be following this online stuff…

  15. Vicki permalink
    October 9, 2009 3:24 pm

    Absolutely. If you can give a speech for Obama’s function why not take this on as well. Just don’t go for the throat. They could learn a lot from you.

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