Adventures of a Creationist at the Field Museum

“I don’t know how to say this word, so I’m just going to pretend that I know how to say it.”

That’s how creationist Megan Fox opens her self-styled “audit” of the exhibits of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. This homeschooling mom’s video recently went viral, and offers insight into the minds of people outraged at the idea of science museums. An audit implies a power relationship, and Fox has come to the Field on a mission to put those scientists in their place.

But right at the start she needs help to pronounce the word “eukaryotes,” a term which most every high school biology student knows. Though she fumbles with the pronunciation, Fox proceeds to tell her audience how those scientists have eukaryotes all wrong.

She reads from a display:

Eukaryotes are different from other cells because they have a nucleus which contains the cell’s DNA, blah, blah, blah.

Blah, blah, blah? This is the important part of the definition of eukaryotes, not some useless dross. It’s hard to understand how this vital information deserves the yada, yada treatment.

Fox continues to read the display:

“At first, all eukaryotes were single-celled and many still are today.” What?! If many still are today, then that would support the theory that they had never changed, that they have always been as they are today. Not that they started someplace else and then are here, but they were always this and still are today. This makes no sense.

I agree. What she’s saying makes no sense. It’s almost as bad as arguing that since all people start off as children, adults cannot have developed from children, because then there wouldn’t be children any longer. Fox’s misunderstanding of evolution is so profound it hurts — and all this comes from the first minute of her “audit.” —> Read More