(23-12-2012 04:09 PM)theophilus Wrote: I have just read your blog and I would like to comment on this statement about the animatronic T. rex in the creation museum.
Quote: When I say the dinosaur is stolen, I don't mean they literally stole it. They did spend a good deal of money having it built after all, but what I mean is that the reconstruction of it, the idea of how it moved and how it stood and it's coloring and basically every detail of its anatomy and physiology, is hijacked from the scientists who have spent their careers studying these organisms.
Imagine if you will that you are a master chef. You have spent your career perfecting a dish close to your heart. You set this dish loose upon the world for all to enjoy, and then someone else takes it, calls it their own, and begins to throw out the core ingredients that make it special.
The scientists who have studied the T. rex didn't invent it so they can't be considered owners of the information they have published about it in the same way that a chef is the owner of dish he creates. Knowledge cannot be owned by any individual or group so anyone who wishes can use it freely. The owners of the museum have simply studied the evidence and reached a different conclusion about what T. rex was like. This is the sort of thing that scientists do all of the time.
I'm well aware that they didn't invent it, the other side is claiming they know the guy who did.
The point is this, they take real science and real scientific information generated by scientists who dedicate their lives to it, and then misuse it while giving them no credit.