It's hard to not be at least a little bit familiar with The Duggar family. They're that family who has lots and lots of kids. They're up to 17 now but have another one on the way. They also now have a show on The Learning Channel. We stumbled upon it recently and The Son was fascinated by them so we've been watching it a little bit here and there. What I saw recently, was really surprising. I know there are plenty of people who believe the same things that the Duggars believe regarding evolution and creationism but it was just so shocking to see and to think that Michelle Duggar is homeschooling her children.
I don't really care if their political views are completely opposite mine and that they think having scads of children is "God's Will," that's fine, to each their own in that regard but what freaked me out last night was watching them take their 17.5 children to "The Creation Museum" and teach them that the earth is only 6,000 years old and that humans did not descend from apes and that people lived with dinosaurs and that dinosaurs and birds are not related and, and, and...well, I could go on and on.
Never mind the fact that this museum disagrees with 99.85% of the scientists surveyed who are in relevant fields (I want to know who the other .15 % are) As far as I know, evolution is a proven fact. It's not just a theory. It was kind of disturbing that the Duggars were so excited that "this musuem proves that there is a Creator!" I don't understand why evolution has to preclude a God. believe in a higher power (call it whatever you want) but I also believe in evolution, I thought most educated people did.
It WAS pretty interesting to see the people who were visiting the museum who didn't belive in it. They were all actually finding it pretty comical which I am sure is how The Husband and I would view it. I'd never take The Son there, he's too smart and he'd "learn" way too much and be very confused. Not that I'd give them any of my money anyway...
Anywho...it was an eye-opening episode of television for me last night. I'm a little scared for the future of those children, at least the educational future of those children. If you have a chance to catch it or already caught it, let me know what you think. Obviously, I thought it was kind of crazy and bizarre.
Lastly, this doesn't really go with this post (well, it kind of does if you really think about it ;) ) but make sure you go out and vote today...we're going soon! Can't wait! I'm really HOPING that tomorrow will be a wonderful celebratory day!
June 24th: Saturday Sharefest
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