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Questions, Not Answers

31 August 2009

The Dallas News (.com) had a nice story today about the new Camp Quest in Texas.  The article discussed some of the events that made up the program – writing creation myths, playing with animals, and examining fossils, to name a few – but it also discussed why kids and parents alike are motivated to attend the camp, and acknowledged the  difficulty of being an atheist in Texas.  It was good to see the news doing this kind of unbiased, informative reporting. So cheers to the organizers of the Texas Camp Quest (hopefully next year they’ll organize a full week program), and cheers to the Dallas News for letting people see that atheists are just regular people, and that Camp Quest isn’t about indoctrination, it’s about people coming together, sharing experiences, and asking questions.

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  1. 31 August 2009 15:46

    Of course there’s no better resource for creation mythologies than the atheist community.

    Oscillating universe – What’s the evidence for it? – There isn’t any.

    Baby universes – What’s the evidence for it? – There isn’t any.

    Multi verses – What’s the evidence for it? – There isn’t any.

    The Cyclic Ekpyrotic Scenario – What’s the evidence for it? – There isn’t any.

    The Chaotic Inflationary universe – What’s the evidence for it? – There isn’t any.

    Brane-cosmology – What’s the evidence for it? – There isn’t any.

    Inflationary multi-verse – What’s the evidence for it? – There isn’t any.

    Bubble universes floating in a sea of false vacuum – What’s the evidence for it? – There isn’t any.

    The many worlds hypothesis – What’s the evidence for it? – There isn’t any.

    The black hole hypothesis – What’s the evidence for it? – There isn’t any.

    Quantum gravity models – What’s the evidence for it? – There isn’t any.

    Vacuum fluctuation models – What’s the evidence for it? – There isn’t any.

    Imaginary time and imaginary space – What’s the evidence for it? – There isn’t any.

    Space aliens brought life to earth – What’s the evidence for it? – There isn’t any.

  2. Ms. Doubt permalink*
    31 August 2009 16:37

    Ok, I don’t know any atheists spouting the “space aliens brought life to earth” theory, and I’m no astro-physicist, so I can’t really debate you about the other hypotheses you mention. But I don’t really care. To me, creation myths are a genre of literature… what with my being a lit major and all, and I’m pretty sure that’s how they were being treated at Camp Quest. So try not to be so sarcastic and kill-joy about kids getting together, being creative, and making up interesting stories.

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