Monday, May 21, 2007

And on the other side of the universe...

The LA Times reports on the Creationism museum opening in Kentucky. Here is a description:

The 60,000-square-foot museum, near Cincinnati on 49 acres of lush Kentucky countryside, is the work of Answers in Genesis, a leader in the "young Earth" creationist movement. Unlike proponents of "intelligent design" — who question aspects of evolutionary theory but may accept that the universe is billions of years old — members of "young Earth" groups insist that the Book of Genesis is an accurate historical record.

Because the world began only 6,000 years ago, they argue, dinosaurs discovered in the fossil record must have coexisted with humans. In the diorama that greets museum visitors, models of baby tyrannosaurs cavort among animatronic children clad in buckskin.

Devastatingly, the article ends with the following interview with a local pastor:

Michael Jones, pastor of Big Bone Baptist Church, a few miles away, got a sneak peek at the museum early last week, and said he would encourage his flock of 350 to attend often.

His church, he said, is near Big Bone Lick State Park, where scientists discovered remains of wooly [sic] mammoths and mastodons believed to be from the Pleistocene epoch, more than 10,000 years ago.

The bones are on display at a small park museum that Jones has never visited.

"I'm just a simple person," he said, "but I could never believe we came from goo."

And once again, Christians are seen as fools.


  1. Does the article include anything from local churches who think this is a steaming pile of goo?

    On a different topic, you have to wonder who named this place. "I'm the pastor of Big Bone Baptist?" Or "Big Bone Lick" State Park?

  2. Yep, you gotta wonder.