h/t to Francois Tremblay
Some creationist web sites are obviously sincere. They’re mistaken, of course, and they’re dishonest at their core but they actually mean what they say. Then are web sites that are obviously parodies of religion. But then there are those that leave you scratching your head. Could anyone really be so intentionally distant from reality? Is it a parody or is the author really as irrational and, well, stupid as he seems to be?
That’s my question about the Missing Universe Museum web site. Is this a serious project or is it satire? Is the author just foolin’ around? Is this a manifestation of mental illness? Other than religious fundamentalism, I mean.
For your amusement, here’s a graphic from the site. The original can be seen at http://missinguniversemuseum.com/Exhibit6.htm
The author claims that he (I’m assuming it’s a “he”; the site strikes me as representative of a male brand of insanity) is “a former atheist” who “totally believed the theory of Evolution”. He may have “totally believed” it but he quite clearly didn’t understand it very well. For example, he keeps referring to evolution as “random” or as happening “by chance”. And who in their right mind presents “Evolution” as if it were a proper noun?
The more I look at the site, the less inclined I am to think it’s satire. If it is satire, then good job! You’re a very convincing Poe!
I”m more inclined, though, to think lunatic or liar – or both.
Definitely not Lord! 😉