Answers in Genesis, Evil Propagandists
Just came across this video from 2010 of, among other things, expat Australian Creationist Propagandist Ken Ham on his travelling tour of schools “teaching” them the “truths” of the bible according to the Answers In Genesis group. Watch the video, and see my comments after the jump.
He asks the kids “Who here has heard of evolution? Oh boy, I think just about everyone puts their hands up. Put your hand up if you’ve heard that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago. Dear oh dear, hands down. Put your hand up if you’ve heard that people came from ape-like creatures or something like that. You know I think just about everybody in the world has heard those things.”
If he had stopped here and shoved his head up his own ass, his words would not be too far from the truth (some would argue that his head IS up his own ass, but I digress).
Have any of you experienced this kind of propaganda first hand? Can you shed any light on to why people believe this stuff? How can we possibly counter this level of ignorance and bias against the facts of evolution?
I shake my head in disbelief that people actually swallow this tripe.