This 'biblical worldview' - the YEC one - is dangerous

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Re: This 'biblical worldview' - the YEC one - is dangerous

Postby Brian Jordan » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:08 pm

I can't get links from either PZ or Ham to work, but Patheos has a working link to the video here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/05/28/rachel-maddow-explains-the-problems-with-the-creation-museums-dinosaur-exhibit/
Maddow quite clearly says towards the beginning (PZ says at around 1min55s) and at the end "tax incentives". She does however mention, a few minutes further in, something like "what the taxpayers got for their dollars". Ham is evidently quote-mining that sentence and ignoring - as they do - the main thrust of her argument.
Edit: what she said in the middle was
Kentucky, you are getting dinosaurs on the ark. For your $43M in taxpayer money.
Simply a rhetorical comment which in no way obscures the her explanation that it is in withheld taxes, not a monetary gift.
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Re: This 'biblical worldview' - the YEC one - is dangerous

Postby Roger Stanyard » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:49 pm

Brian Jordan wrote:I can't get links from either PZ or Ham to work, but Patheos has a working link to the video here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/05/28/rachel-maddow-explains-the-problems-with-the-creation-museums-dinosaur-exhibit/
Maddow quite clearly says towards the beginning (PZ says at around 1min55s) and at the end "tax incentives". She does however mention, a few minutes further in, something like "what the taxpayers got for their dollars". Ham is evidently quote-mining that sentence and ignoring - as they do - the main thrust of her argument.
Edit: what she said in the middle was
Kentucky, you are getting dinosaurs on the ark. For your $43M in taxpayer money.
Simply a rhetorical comment which in no way obscures the her explanation that it is in withheld taxes, not a monetary gift.


One organisation's tax exemption is someone else's tax bill. Somebody has to pay for the education of Ark Encounter employees, the roads needed to visit it, law and order for the safety of its vistors and whatever.
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