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Let’s ask Professor Science

Wondering what went on inside the creationist amusement park Dinosaur Adventure Land? For those of you who didn’t get a chance to visit Kent Hovind’s pseudoscientific fantasy world before the big nasty government shut it down for lack of building permits, check out this home movie showing some of the “rides.” Footage was shot a few days after the place was closed, so sadly we can’t witness kids actually playing the “Nerve Wracking Ball” game, in which they hold very still and pray while the Lord’s Holy Pendulum rushes at their faces. Another highlight is the Grand Canyon display, in which it is proven that Jesus made the Grand Canyon because of the following unimpeachable trail of logic:

1.) The top of the Canyon is very high, and the bottom is very low.

2.) The Colorado River is at the bottom.

3.) Water does not run uphill.

4.) ????????

5.) Profit Goddidit
It’s all so clear now! I’m sure that once the government sees this information, they’ll admit that Hovind was a genius and release him from his 10-year jail sentence for tax evasion (which may be reduced to five years if his lawyers get their way).

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at Skepchick.org. She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.

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  1. Apologies for the double post , but while watching the video, I realized I had to follow Blake Stacey‘s lead and add a little bit to my OWN nerd cred:

    The song at about 3:45 is ‘Jesus Gonna Be Here’ by one of my own personal demigods, Mr. Tom Waits. Although I must admit a preference for his ‘Chocolate Jesus’ rather than any of his more ‘normal’ (if one can call ANYTHING Waits has done since about 1983 ‘normal’) spiritual-esque songs.

    I know, it’s not quite as nerdy as recognizing the score to a Shakespeare film, but alas, that’s just one of the many areas in which Blake has me beat. :-D

  2. Blake, the Bard was a dirty, dirty man!

    I always found it funny when fellow students would treat Shakespeare as so flowery and pretty and NOT COOL. I'm like, 'You're not reading the same plays/poems I am!' The guy packed passages of pure smut into nearly everything he wrote :-P

  3. Expatria, he was such a family man, too. Not even his own stories, but he was a master at playing with words. :-P

    BTW, regarding that older scrotum thread, you don't look like the Alien with drool* running down your neck after all. But why is that photo made to feel like one needs glasses? Hello – focus! ;-)

    *Nerd cred goes to Blake Stacey on the Alien Loves Predator link; like Xkcd, the dinosaurs with the Calvin smile, Sinfest…he linked them some time ago. Now I see everybody linking to Xkcd, which is a good thing. (Except when he harasses cats.)

  4. Melusine, thanks for the compliment. And re: the blurry photo: It's called ART. Or, more precisely, a bad camera and low lighting. But the few in focus photos I have of myself are outdated and don't really look much like me at the moment.

    I'm not TOO familiar with Xkcd. Perhaps I should add it to my daily reading lists. It's not like I can ever find enough to do when screwing around online :)

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