Creationist conference surprises MSU

Discussion in 'Pseudoscience' started by Magical Realist, Nov 8, 2014.

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    "A creationist conference set for a major research campus — Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing — is creating unease among some of the school's students and faculty, which includes several prominent evolutionary biologists. The event, called the Origins Summit, is sponsored by Creation Summit, an Oklahoma-based nonprofit Christian group that believes in a literal interpretation of the Bible and was founded to "challenge evolution and all such theories predicated on chance." The one-day conference will include eight workshops, according the event's website, including discussion of how evolutionary theory influenced Adolf Hitler's worldview, why "the Big Bang is fake," and why "natural selection is NOT evolution." News of the event caught MSU's scientific community largely by surprise. Creation Summit secured a room at the university's business school through a student religious group, but the student group did not learn about the details of the program—or the sometimes provocative talk titles — until later."===
     
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  3. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Again, your thoughts on this please? Why did you decide to post this quote?
    Quotes are supposed to back up or illustrate a point. They should not be posted on their own.
     
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  5. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Sounds like an obvious scam to try to convince people that MSU is sponsoring the event. And now the people who attend the conference will be able to say, "I went to MSU."
     
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  7. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Yep..anything to lend a shred credibility to creationism. They would probably rent a warehouse next to the campus to have a conference and then claim it was supported by MSU. It's ridiculous that in the 21st century we still have this sort of pseudoscience still being propagated.
     
  8. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Some Creationist views about the Big Bang.
    Listen and learn:
    http://www.angelfire.com/mi/dinosaurs/bigbang.html
     
  9. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    It seems this event should have taken place on 1st November. I can find no report whatsoever of it on line, though there are various references, either plugging it or simply referring to it, in advance.

    This suggests to me it was not an event of any significance.

    P.S. If you want a laugh, google "origin summit" and you will be taken to a creationist site with no content other than a cheesy paean of praise from some mad-looking woman with the kind of toothpaste rictus grin one sees only in the American Midwest.
     
  10. Landau Roof Registered Senior Member

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    Well, I hope they get me a stupid T-shirt.

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