The museum said in a written statement Friday that the Allosaurus probably stood about 10 feet tall and 30 feet long, and was a meat-eater. The skeleton, nicknamed "Ebenezer," includes a skull with 53 teeth and will go on display in an exhibit next year.Unfortunately, they have no idea what to do with it other than put it on display. They can't do a taxonomic study because that would involve evolutionary biology. They cannot try to place it in a geological context because that would involve mainstream geology. All they can really do is sit and look at it.
"For decades I've walked through many leading secular museums, like the Smithsonian in Washington, and have seen their impressive dinosaur skeletons, but they were used for evolution," said Ken Ham, co-founder of the Answers in Genesis ministry, which operates the museum. "Now we have one of that class for our museum."
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The well-preserved condition of the Allosaurus is evidence that it died during a worldwide flood as described in the Bible's Old Testament, Andrew Snelling, a geologist at the Creation Museum, said in the statement.That is absurd. The fact that it was buried rapidly constitutes no evidence whatsoever that it was buried during a world-wide flood. There are plenty of examples of animals that become entombed and fossilized in contexts that didn't involve water. This happens routinely in volcanic sediments. The Ashfall deposits in Yellowstone and the Liaoning fossil beds in China are prime examples. Ironically, it is the deposits at Liaoning that are so damaging to the flood model because they represent multiple volcanic eruptions over a considerable depositional thickness, something that could not possibly have happened in a world-wide flood.
Snelling said the fossil's intact skeleton is proof of an extremely rapid burial, "which is a confirmation of the global catastrophe of a flood a few thousand years ago."
The nature of the fossil find, itself, also presents problems for Ham and Snelling (or should, at any rate). How could something like that fossilize in four and half thousand years? Actual, carbon-dated archaeological remains that old aren't fossilized. These, and so many other questions about the flood model are never addressed.
For now, all they can do is put it up and say "Gee, isn't that pretty."