SANTEE, Calif. – About a dozen atheists holding disparaging signs towards creationism and Christianity demonstrated during the opening of the Human Anatomy Exhibit by the Creation and Earth History Museum in San Diego County Saturday.
The full day of events planned at the museum by its owners, the Life and Light Foundation, included celebrating National Museum Day. About 1,500 people attended the celebration, many of them parents wanting to show their children the new exhibit and addition of the museum's Dinosaur Garden.
In the early afternoon, atheists from various parts of Southern California assembled in front of the museum located about a 20-minute drive from San Diego. Signs included one asking, “Why Hasn’t Evolution Eliminated Creationists?” Another sign held by an atheist stated, “Thou Shall Not Lie – Creationism is NOT Science.” more >>
SANTEE, Calif. – The Creation and Earth History Museum in San Diego County celebrated National Museum Day Saturday with the opening of its Human Anatomy Exhibit, expanding on the nonprofit ministry’s focus of teaching about the Creator.
More than 1,500 people, including many parents with children, attended the full program, which included the unveiling of the Dinosaur Garden, speakers, and kids activities. The museum is located about a 20-minute drive from downtown San Diego.
The Light and Life Foundation, which owns the 7,500 square-foot facility, is led by Tom Cantor, the owner of Scantibodies Laboratory, Inc., and his wife, Cheryl. The museum was launched by Dr. Henry Morris' Institute of Creation Research in 1992. ICR moved its headquarters to Dallas and sold the museum to the Cantors and their foundation three years ago. more >>
Atheists and agnostics are planning what they call a positive, upbeat protest against the Creation and Earth History Museum (CEHM) this weekend in Santee, Calif.
The protest, organized by John Viggiano, a member of the San Diego New Atheists and Agnostics (SDNA), is hoping to focus more on improving “the public image of science” than on criticizing creationism, according to meetup.com.
“Science has a PR problem and it’s our job to do what we can to fix it, locally anyway,” Viggiano shared. He was put off by the image of angry picketing protests and tired of the “angry-atheist thing,” which to him, did not work. more >>
Britain’s top scientists and organizations have come together to call on the government to restrict “religious fundamentalists” from teaching creationism as a scientific theory in schools.
Five national organizations and 30 leading scientists have signed a statement, posted on a new campaign website, “Evolution not Creation,” asking the government for stricter regulation of teaching of creationism or intelligent design in schools.
The campaign is being coordinated by the British Humanist Association (BHA), and supported by the Association for Science Education, the British Science Association, the Campaign for Science & Engineering and the Ekklesia think tank. more >>
Expelling the purported “magic” of ancient myths, leading evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins is looking to bring back the wonder in science with his new book due out this October.
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True is Dawkins’ latest work attempting to explain life in terms of evolution, a subject he frequently addresses and defends in the public realm.
The difference in his new book, however, lies not in the subject matter, which he and his readers are more than familiar with, but his targeted audience – children. more >>
Nearly 80 percent of American voters believe that prayer has healing powers but less than half believe the biblical account of creation as told in the Bible.
A Fox News Poll released Wednesday shows that 77 percent of voters believe prayer could literally help heal someone from illness or injury, while just 20 percent do not. Three percent said they were unsure.
More specifically, 93 percent of those who regularly attend religious services said they believe prayer heals; 91 percent of white evangelical Christians, 89 percent of blacks, 85 percent of conservatives, and 84 percent of those who belong to the Tea Party movement agree. more >>