Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Chad’s New and Hot, Week 8

“Dinosaurs frolic with Adam and Eve at creationism museum”

Okay now, this is just a little ridiculous. I’m going to try to keep this summary short because I think everybody should go check out this article for themselves, but in less than a week, a 60,000 square foot museum dedicated to supporting literal Bible Creationism is set to open just outside of Cincinnati. The man in charge of this museum, Ken Ham, was a school teacher in Australia when he turned his beliefs to creationism and came to the US in 1987 to spread his ministry. Among other things, the publications made by his organization claim to “offer what they call scientific proof that the Earth is just 6,000 years old; the Grand Canyon was formed when a natural dam burst under the weight of Noah's floodwaters 4,300 years ago; and that all animals -- including the Tyrannosaurus rex -- were vegetarian before the fall of Adam and Eve brought sin into the world.”

Ham, who believes that evolution undermines the truth of the Bible and creates a “dangerous age of moral relativism which can be blamed for everything from racism to the Holocaust” likens himself to Martin Luther as a leader of a “new reformation.” And this isn’t some dinky operation that he’s talking about. The museum, which cost over $27,000,000 to make, is complete with animatronics models, a $500,000 planetarium, and a special effects theatre, and replicas of the Grand Canyon and scenes from the life of Jesus. It will be interesting to see how his exhibits attempt to back up the claims he makes openly in his ministry.

1 comment:

chickenpox said...

If you click on the Biblical Adam link, you can see yet another misapproriation/misinterpretation of work that was done by our very own Richard Klein.

"Now if one assumes that the "microcephalin variant could have arisen anywhere from 14,000 to 60,000 years ago", possibly could correspond to the "Big Bang" or "Fortuitous Mutation" that Richard G. Klein refers to in his book "The Dawn of Human Culture" and says occurred about 50,000 years ago."