Wednesday, May 2, 2018

An anti-science religious cult called the "Seventh-day Adventist world church" is building a magical creationism museum at the Galápagos Islands where Charles Darwin got many of his ideas about evolution. This is disgusting. The stupid, it burns.

Wikipedia - Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands, part of the Republic of Ecuador, are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean surrounding the centre of the Western Hemisphere, 906 km (563 mi) west of continental Ecuador. The islands are known for their vast number of endemic species and were studied by Charles Darwin during the second voyage of HMS Beagle, as his observations and collections contributed to the inception of Darwin's theory of evolution by means of natural selection.


Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by Adventist News Network.

I don't understand why you people think scientific research has anything to do with magical creationism.


Galapagos Creationist Center to Become Reality

Construction for this center for scientific research begins in August

Apr 26, 2018 Galapagos Archipelago Felipe Lemos/ ANN Staff

A large incentive project for scientific research will soon become a reality in the Galapagos Archipelago, located 1,200 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador. Construction on the Creationist Center, maintained by the Adventist Church through its institutions, will begin in August. Geovanny Izquierdo, president of the Church in Ecuador, confirmed the date for construction this week. The 741 square meter piece of land is located in the center of Santa Cruz, the most populated island in the archipelago. The building will include, initially, the Creationist Center, some administrative rooms for the Loma Linda Adventist College and new headquarters for the Central Adventist Church.

The four inhabited islands of Galapagos, Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Isabela and Floreana, have very strict controls regarding environmental issues for the people who go there. All tourists, in addition to paying several fees to enter the archipelago, are thoroughly inspected to prevent fruit seeds being smuggled into the islands.

The same strict guidelines apply to buildings. There are height limits and several guidelines that must be followed. Izquierdo explains that this is why the construction has only now begun—two years after the project was announced in July 2016. “We still have the challenge to bring all the construction materials and optimize the construction time in a few months. We hope to finish the Creationist Center building in four months,” he says.
Strategic Center

The approximate cost of that first phase of construction of the Creationist Center will be $300,000 USD, with financial support coming from the General Conference, the South American Division, Ecuador’s fields and individual donors.

Marcos Natal, director of the Geoscience Research Institute in Brazil, said that there are positive expectations for this Center, because it will be a place for researchers from several countries who wish to study science from the creationist point of view. Izquierdo adds that the Creationist Center will also have an area showcasing materials to explain the creationist model to visitors.

Lenin Rogel, vice mayor of the Santa Cruz Island, says that an average of 900 tourists arrive to the island every day, and at least 15% of them visit for scientific research in the area. This is the kind of public that Church leaders want to attract with the Creationist Center, ironically placed on Charles Darwin Avenue, a symbolic route through which the famous naturalist who systematized the evolutionary theory passed in 1835.

Adventist presence in the Galapagos Islands was established with the arrival of foreign missionaries in 1981.

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