Regular ATW visitor Seimi has noted that the National Trust approved and offers a Creationist Theory Tour in regard to The Giants Causeway. According to the creationists, the 40,000 basalt volcanic columns that comprise this world heritage site by the sea near the town of Bushmills in NI is 6000 years old. Scientists say 60 million years old, which the National trust accepts but apparently wishes to offer other “theories”.
Legend of course has it that it was created by Finn MacCool, a mythic Irish giant. At least that is noted as legend. However, should some group proclaim it fact does it then become a legitimate theory?
Should creationists, who are entitled to their opinion, be granted such status? Does formal recognition of their theory create at least the impression of validity? I think the stamp of official acceptance allows for an unacceptable impression that it is a legitimate theory. An impression that should not be encouraged.