A Christian fundamentalist who specializes in “exposing” liberals and scientists (she equates the two) as frauds and doesn’t mind looking really stupid doing it went deep behind enemy lines: She took a field trip to a science museum.
Convinced that Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History was engaged in a left-wing conspiracy to get kids to stop believing in Adam and Eve, Megan Fox (no relation to the “Transformers” actress) grabbed her camera and went there to see if she could ferret out science’s well-known liberal bias.
On her YouTube channel, where she frequently post videos about liberal bias, Fox explained her mission:
“In November 2014, Megan Fox toured the Field Museum’s ‘Evolving Earth’ exhibit to audit it for bias. She found many examples of inconsistencies and the Field Museum’s insistence that people support opinion as fact without proof. The Field Museum pushes certain theories as if they are absolute proven law when that is not how the scientific method works. She found enough bias to show that the people who put this exhibit together at the Field Museum pushed an agenda with quasi-religious overtones: the cult of ‘science’ where the ‘scientists’ are more like high priests pushing a religion instead of using the correct scientific method. Aside from having time machines, there is no way these people can be this certain about things they speculate happened millions of years ago before recorded history.
While the description sounds like Fox managed to debunk Darwin once-and-for-all, watching the video reveals that her “gotcha” moments invariably boil down to her failure to understand even the most basic fundamentals of the theory of evolution by natural selection.
In one example, Fox reads the information panel on an exhibit that details what paleontologists know about some of the first animals to make the jump from the water to land. Fox is incredulous.
“It’s not like their fins fell off and they grew feet! That’s what they want you to believe, that their fins fell off and then they grew some feet and started walking on the land. This is the dumbest theory I’ve ever heard in my whole life. It’s not good, it’s really not good. It’s bad. It’s very bad. Do you know how complex feet are?”
Fox then goes on to explain just how complex feet are (very, very complex concludes non-scientist Megan Fox).
Of course, if the theory of evolution stated that fish one day had their fins fall off and then grew some feet and walked on land, then we might conclude that the theory was “very bad.” Fox is right about that. That’s a pretty bad theory. Fortunately, no evolutionary scientist is proposing a “fins fall off, feet grew out of the stubs” model of how animals began walking on land.
Ironically, earlier in the segment Fox almost gets it right when she laughingly suggests that these half-water, half-land creatures resembled alligators. Well actually… yeah, that’s kind of what it was like. Creatures who could live in the shallow waters slowly began adapting over the generations to spending more time outside of the water than in. They probably had feet which had characteristics of fins until the species began settling on the land exclusively.
In another section of the video, we get an idea of what motivates Fox to make these mind-numbingly bad videos: She’s trying to protect her kids from anti-Christian liberalism. Science represents a clear and present danger to the ignorance she would prefer they were raised in.
When she reaches the dinosaur bones, Fox starts to get mad that the museum is ruining the mystery by providing information about dinosaurs.
“See I think they should just put these [Dinosaur bones] in here and let [kids] just wonder and exclaim over them.”
Leave out all the pesky facts, forget all the science, just let kids wonder about these fascinating creatures. No answers allowed. Fox prefers a time when people looked at the world around them and just shrugged. It’s like creationism in a nutshell.
It’s no wonder then that her Facebook page (which at first glance looks like its satire, but sadly is very, very serious) provides us with clues to her political bent, as well as her spiritual one. Alongside status updates further proving her commitment to never understanding evolution, like this one:
She also shows off with books by a favorite author:
Taking a cue from one of her heroes, professional awful human being, Rush Limbaugh, Fox wants to get in on the liberal bashing game. Already a part-time writer for the right-wing PJMedia blog, she has plans to write a book which she describes as “an exhaustive investigation into the myriad of ways that our children are corrupted by the Left’s anti-American and anti-Christian propaganda.” Sounds like an exciting read.
Watch Megan Fox’s full adventure in Chicago’s science museum below (warning, you may want to wear a helmet from all the facepalming you’re about to experience):
h/t Dangerous Minds