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Creation Museum Creates Discomfort For Some Visitors
LiveScience ^ | August 18, 2010 | Stephanie Pappas

Posted on 08/23/2010 4:50:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

...a new analysis argues that for people already alienated by religious fundamentalism, the museum can be a painful reminder of discrimination and isolation.

The study, presented Sunday at the American Sociological Association meeting in Atlanta, took place over three in-depth visits to the museum over a year and a half. Bernadette Barton, a professor of sociology at Morehead State University in Kentucky, toured exhibits, attended museum lectures, observed museum guests and led a student field trip to the museum.

In her analysis, she argues that despite the museum's mission to reach out to believers and skeptics alike, the Creation Museum can be uncomfortable for non-fundamentalist visitors.

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1 posted on 08/23/2010 4:50:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 08/23/2010 4:53:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: SunkenCiv

bump for the spectacle


3 posted on 08/23/2010 4:55:53 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SunkenCiv

Bwwwaaahhhhaaahhhaaa! They might get their feelings hurt? Wonder how they’ll feel when Revelation happens?


4 posted on 08/23/2010 5:00:26 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: SunkenCiv

Well for all of their trials, the Morehead group did, if nothig else, get out of Morehead for a day.


5 posted on 08/23/2010 5:05:59 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: SunkenCiv

What a load of crapola. “Complusary Christianity”... BS.

They reserved the right to kick trouble makers off the premises.

BFD.

What a bunch of whiny left-wing garbage. And I say that as someone who disagrees with the message of the museum itself.

But look, this leftist retard has finally topped the 6000-year-old earth theory. She’s come up with something even LESS scientific!

Leave it to a leftist!


6 posted on 08/23/2010 5:07:39 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: SunkenCiv

In any sociology class, students are reminded that researcher should respect his/her subjects’ point of view. Usually, professors use Margaret Mead (who studied Samoan people in mid 20th century) as an example of how her ‘White middle class’ background influenced her writings. This sociologist does exactly what the qualitative method text-books in sociology warn against.


7 posted on 08/23/2010 5:08:17 PM PDT by paudio (She wanted to be known as another Jackie O. Instead, people see her another Marie Antoinette)
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To: SunkenCiv

“...a new analysis argues that for people already alienated by religious fundamentalism, the museum can be a painful reminder of discrimination and isolation.”

The author of this “study” obviously went to the museum with preconceived ideas and built her research around it. The people were worried because signs said they could be asked to leave? Go to any amusement park, signs saying the same thing are posted everywhere.


8 posted on 08/23/2010 5:20:20 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: SunkenCiv

9 posted on 08/23/2010 5:20:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: SunkenCiv

That’s funny, I feel uncomfortable and alienated in all the other museums with their strange belief systems.


10 posted on 08/23/2010 5:23:52 PM PDT by donna (Is Ann Coulter still friends with David Brock?)
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To: SunkenCiv
so what did she feel uncomfortable with? that she was made in the image of God and did not evolve from tree slime?
11 posted on 08/23/2010 5:36:52 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL!!!


12 posted on 08/23/2010 5:38:00 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: JoeProBono
LOLOLOLOL!
Here's the Natural History Museum in Britain, very churchlike:

Natural History Museum

13 posted on 08/23/2010 5:50:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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14 posted on 08/23/2010 5:52:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: samtheman

This does seam a little over the top if you ask me.

“At one point, Barton reported in her paper, a guard with a dog circled a student pointedly twice without saying anything. When he left, a museum patron approached the student and said, “The reason he did that is because of the way you’re dressed. We know you’re not religious; you just don’t fit in.””


15 posted on 08/23/2010 6:00:03 PM PDT by NineOmega
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m sure they think that Ken Ham is “Islamophobic” because his name is HAM.


16 posted on 08/23/2010 6:01:02 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: NineOmega
This does seam a little over the top if you ask me.

I stood inside the Creation Museum, and without any attempt to be secretive, pointed out to my son every single thing that I didn't happen to agree with and I questioned the logic of several statements.

No one even looked at me funny.

17 posted on 08/23/2010 6:31:31 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: SunkenCiv
Creation Museum Creates Discomfort For Some Visitors

Then don't go.

18 posted on 08/23/2010 6:45:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("They do their business behind closed doors, and pretend that the world is just beggin' for more.")
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To: paudio
You missed the best part:

Barton combined hours of observation and analysis of museum materials into an ethnography, a detailed narrative about a place and its culture that is often used in sociology. Unlike other research methods, the ethnography does not strive for impartiality; rather, the researchers recognize and reflect on their own reactions to what they see.

What the heck type of "science" is it when you are writing about your own biases? The very basis of the scientific method is to remove bias from the process and produce results that can be tested by another scientist.

19 posted on 08/23/2010 6:52:19 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: GreenLanternCorps
It is true that qualitative method in sociology doesn't strive for objectivity any longer because they recognize the researcher's bias. However, it is also true that the researcher is still demanded to understand the subjects' view in their own terms, not the researcher's, and the researcher needs to respect those 'indigenous' understanding.
20 posted on 08/23/2010 7:33:41 PM PDT by paudio (She wanted to be known as another Jackie O. Instead, people see her another Marie Antoinette)
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To: SunkenCiv
Here is the other side of the story

News from the source

Article referencing the LiveScience visit

And this article

I think you will discover that the Museum employees and staff were very professional and courteous. There might be just a little bias on the part of the reporter.

21 posted on 08/23/2010 8:47:30 PM PDT by LiteKeeper ("It's the peoples' seat!")
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To: SunkenCiv

>>> Creation Museum Creates Discomfort For Some Visitors

I really doubt there is much of that. By now I am sure most understand it’s a natural history museum that deliberately and openly distorts and disregards natural history. My guess is most of their patronage is people visiting for the funhouse aspect.


22 posted on 08/23/2010 10:11:35 PM PDT by tlb
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To: paudio

Well, even by those terms I’d give this article, and by implication, the paper behind it, a massive F.


23 posted on 08/24/2010 4:23:14 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: SunkenCiv

Why is that surprising? I’m sure that (for example) a visit to the Clinton Li(e)brary would cause “discomfort” to most people here.


24 posted on 09/02/2010 1:07:36 PM PDT by BitterKlingon
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