Thursday, July 02, 2009
Truth In Advertising
Those of us with a respect for the language have difficulty writing "Creation Museum" without a plethora of scare quotes, (sic)s, parenthetical asides and the like.
Whatever else Ken Ham's theme park for the proudly ignorant might be, it is not a "museum" of creation.
At most, it is a slickly-produced compendium of the factual errors held by an all-too-sizable portion of the American public.
Therefore, I can announce with real pleasure that Professor Lisa E. Park of the University of Akron has relieved us of the burden of this conundrum by coming up with a moniker for Kentucky's shame that is not an affront to the English language and fully worthy of its subject:
Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to Ken Ham's
How about "Ham's House of Creationist Howlers"