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An article on Cincinnati.com (AiG and the Creation Museum are located near Cincinnati) this week discussed the visit by the television series stars Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters.

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Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters. © Getty Images.

The article commenced by discussing the Creation Museum:

The topic of Greater Cincinnati’s very own Creation Museum probably won’t come up during the local stop of “MythBusters,” because, as Adam Savage puts it, it’s not even wrong.

Savage explains this later in an interview with a reporter stating,

Q: Are you going to visit the Creation Museum while you’re in town?

A: Ah! I haven’t considered it, but holy [vulgar word], what an idea. I had forgotten it was there, but my goodness, I don’t think I could pass that up.

Q: Do you have a conflicted feeling about contributing money to the museum by paying the price of admission?

A: The conflicted feeling I have is, there is a scientific term which I really like that is “not even wrong,” and these are ideas that are so far off the mark they’re not even worth discussing. I’m worried about participating or giving oxygen to ideas that are not even wrong lest I lend them a credibility as something that’s debatable.

Q: So if you were to go to the museum, you wouldn’t talk about the experience on stage, because that would be giving it oxygen, as you say.

A: My particular bailiwick isn’t to be a provocateur in that regard. Again, part of it is not giving oxygen to ideas that I don’t think are very debatable. I have empathy for people. And I don’t feel like going up on stage and telling some members of the audience, “By the way, I think you’re idiots.” I tend to stay away from that sort of polemicism. At the same time, if I’m asked, I’ll respond to questions directly. I’ve never had a problem doing that on stage.

Q: What would the reason be for going to the museum, if it’s not for getting material for the stage show?

A: For me it’s sort of like slowing down and looking at the car accident.

Well, I’ve got news for Adam Savage: the real myth busters are found at the Creation Museum. If Savage came to the Creation Museum, he would meet some academics and scientists who powerfully bust the myth of molecules-to-man evolution:

  • Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson, PhD in cell and developmental biology from Harvard University, who was actively involved in adult stem cell research and has been published in several peer-reviewed secular journals in this field.
  • Dr. Andrew Snelling, PhD in geology from the University of Sydney, who was a researcher and editor on the Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth (RATE) project from 1997–2007, and has published many articles in various peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Dr. Georgia Purdom, PhD in molecular genetics from Ohio State University, who was a biology professor at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, has published in several peer-reviewed journals, and is co-founder of the Microbe Forum.
  • Dr. David Menton, PhD in cell biology from Brown University, who was tenured at Washington University, served as the histology consultant for five editions of Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, and was a guest lecturer in histology at Stanford University Medical School.
  • Dr. Tommy Mitchell, who earned his MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been a medical doctor since 1987, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
  • Dr. Terry Mortenson, PhD in the history of geology from Coventry University in England and MDiv in systematic theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois, has served as seminary and research staff for Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) teaching across Europe, and is still an active member of the Evangelical Theological Society.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, who earned an MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, is a retired obstetrician who earned board certification and fellowship in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and now writes extensively for AiG.
  • Dr. Danny Faulkner, PhD in astronomy from Indiana University, was a professor at the University of South Carolina Lancaster for 26 years, is a member of the Creation Research Society, operates the observatory and planetarium at the Creation Museum, and has written hundreds of papers in astronomy and astrophysics journals.

I challenge Adam Savage to make the short drive from Cincinnati and meet some true myth busters at the Creation Museum and see how his beliefs in evolution stand up against real observational science. In meeting with these academics and scientists, and touring our world-class museum with its stunning science exhibits, he will discover that evolution is a myth and gets busted for what it is—and he will learn the truth about the God who created him, that he has a sin nature, and is in need of salvation. Our burden is to reach Adam Savage with the saving message of the gospel and help him understand that observational science confirms that the Bible is the true history book of the universe.

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Ken

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