Via PZ Myers, I just discovered that my country is not as wonderful as I thought. Maybe I gotta stop stereotyping those crazy Americans. The really harsh thing is that Weta Workshop is getting involved. Weta, the company that grew huge as a result of Lord of the Rings and was every bit as Kiwi as Peter Jackson. Weta, the cool little company that wanted to dress up their Oscars in little Barbie and Ken suits until they realised that the little statue comes with a big rule book!
How dare they.
Yeah, I know they're doing it for the money, but I still think it's unethical. So I sent them an email:
To whom it may concern,
I was shocked to read in the New Zealand Herald that Weta Workshop will be helping to design a creation "science" museum:
I seriously thought New Zealanders were above such blatantly false doctrines, and I am disappointed that such a vibrant and previously likeable company as Weta would consent to be involved in a misinformation campaign.
There is solid geological evidence (from radioactive dating) that the Earth is millions of years old. To pretend that any reputable scientist could say that the Earth is only a few thousand years old is a mistake of such undeniable magnitude that it can only be called a lie.
Museums such as these are aimed at children, children who are too young to have developed the proper critical thinking skills to deal with them. Please, please, do not assist these people in their distortion of reason and promotion of ignorance.
[my actual name]