Organizer John V. explains what that entails:
I’ve tried the angry-atheist thing before and, believe me, it doesn’t work… I think we should focus more on trying to improve the public image of science than on education and criticism of creationism (although education will certainly be a part of it).
Personally, I’ll be recommending my favorite books and documentaries and passing out flyers and booklets on our group, evolution, and science in general. I’m also considering bringing a few science toys/gadgets. Here’s what I’ll mainly be talking about:
1. Science has saved billions of lives through better crop yields and medicines. Science is also good for the economy.
2. Evolution is just as much a part of science as anything else.
3. Even many conservative Christian authorities believe in evolution and it really shouldn’t be offensive to think of yourself as being connected to all life on the planet.
4. Science is cool!
While it’s a nice idea in theory, I don’t think anyone who’s actually visiting the museum will listen either way. Positive Protest or not, the Fundies see those of us who live in reality as the enemies, because we’re trying to lure people away from God.
Still, it sounds like a great way to meet some local activists! So you’ll get something out of it either way 🙂
(via San Diego Reader)