Ken Ham, founder of Answers in Genesis, is one year away from opening up what is to be the world’s only premiere Creation Museum. The museum is a $25 million, 50,000 sq ft facility that will serve as a tool to teach the "true" story of creation–that God created the heavens and the Earth and everything in them just a few thousand years ago. Full story here.
Ham contends that this museum will provide Christians the necessary tools to prove that, "the Bible is true and that the Christian faith can be logically defended." Furthermore, the museum will explain the "real" history of dinosaurs. This will be a place where, "parents, their children, and youth groups can get solid answers to counter the anti-Christian attacks of our day." "Visitors will leave knowing how to use the Bible to build their thinking in all areas."
If you think this is just another crazy project that won’t take off, think again. They have already raised $21 million and construction is well underway. The museum itself is $14 million, and the rest will be spent on acquiring exhibits from all over the world.
This really disturbs me because they are positioning this museum as a weapon against evolution. Evolution is science and is based on countless years of research, physical evidence, and methodical testing. The story of Genesis is not science and is best described by Mary Dawson, curator emeritus of vertebrate paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh.
Genesis is a tale that was handed down for generations by people who really knew nothing about science, who knew nothing about natural history, and certainly knew nothing about what fossils were.
This is borderline insanity. Check out what John Morris, president of the Institute for Creation Research in San Diego, an organization that promotes creationism, had to say on this matter… "The museum will affirm the doubts many people have about science, namely the notion that man evolved from lower forms of life."
"Americans just aren’t gullible enough to believe that they came from a fish."
Well John, I think you overestimate Americans because they certainly were ignorant enough to donate $21 million dollars to what amounts to nothing more than a Fairy Tale museum.
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