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(Takes 1 min) CAMPAIGN - The National Trust Promotes Creationism!!

A former member
Post #: 48
Via Why Evolution Is True

Seriously I can't even fucking believe this the National Trust has included the Creationist view of how the famous Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland was formed in the visitor centre:

From Why Evolution Is True:
The report says that the Causeway Visitor’s Center now includes an exhibit suggesting that the causeway formed as a result of the Biblical Flood:

  • "Creationists believe the stones, which emerged from the sea-bed following intense volcanic and geological activity 60 million years ago, were in fact formed around 4,500 years ago as a result of Noah’s Flood."

Actually, this formation occurred 50-60 million years ago when extruded lava cooled quickly, forming the cracks that separate the tidy columns. Why is the National Trust lying about this to visitors? Creationist pressure, of course:

  • "The National Trust had been under pressure from evangelical Christians to give equal prominence to its religious viewpoint in the new £18.5m (partly publicly funded) visitor centre at the UNESCO World Heritage Site on Northern Ireland’s north Antrim coast. . ."



Jerry Coyne (author of Why Evolution is True) urges us to email the National Trust to complain about the LIES they are telling to visitors enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk

See Jerry's blog for more details! whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/u-k-s-national-trust-promotes-creationism/­
Georgi L.
Guffaw
London, GB
Post #: 268
Giant’s Causeway Petition – Please Sign!

This from ATHEISMUK:

... the National Trust is promoting Creationist material at the Giant’s Causway to “promote the debate”.

Let’s be clear, there is no debate. The science is done, the evidence is in. Creationism is not correct!

As a result a change.org petition has been created calling for the NT to remove this material. Please click this link and sign up!
Kieron
user 12766064
London, GB
Post #: 34
Giant’s Causeway Petition – Please Sign!

This from ATHEISMUK:

... the National Trust is promoting Creationist material at the Giant’s Causway to “promote the debate”.

Let’s be clear, there is no debate. The science is done, the evidence is in. Creationism is not correct!

As a result a change.org petition has been created calling for the NT to remove this material. Please click this link and sign up!

Done.
Barry R.
user 10723166
London, GB
Post #: 97
Thanks for the news on this and the link to the petition.

Have signed and commented.

Richard F
user 2543752
London, GB
Post #: 879
Just a note of success. The National Trust has changed their exhibition so that it confirms that all science states that the planet is older than 6,000 years AND that the National Trust supports this fact. It has relegated the creation story to an old fable.

It is still worrying that this travesty happened in the first place but at least it has been corrected. Well done to the people who added their voice. See. It does work;)
Alex D
SeeksTruthNboobs
London, GB
Post #: 179
Great news smile
Thanks for bringing this to our attention Richard.
(I so rarely get feedback on the myriad campaigns I try to contribute to.)
Steve
lawlorsteve
Purley, GB
Post #: 840
Just a note of success. The National Trust has changed their exhibition so that it confirms that all science states that the planet is older than 6,000 years AND that the National Trust supports this fact. It has relegated the creation story to an old fable.

It is still worrying that this travesty happened in the first place but at least it has been corrected. Well done to the people who added their voice. See. It does work;)

That is great news. Good to know that we can make a difference.
Alex D
SeeksTruthNboobs
London, GB
Post #: 209
(Slightly) related news: one of the creationists behind this nonsense - pentecostal minister, Orange Order member and aide to a DUP MP - arrested for having a camera hidden in the toilets of his constituency office!
Steve
lawlorsteve
Purley, GB
Post #: 850
(Slightly) related news: one of the creationists behind this nonsense - pentecostal minister, Orange Order member and aide to a DUP MP - arrested for having a camera hidden in the toilets of his constituency office!

Thanks for the link Alex, passing it on :-)
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