When dinosaurs and men walked side by side

The new Creation Museum opens next week. People from Kentucky must be very proud.

The Creation Museum, opening May 28, 2007, presents a “walk through history.” Designed by a former Universal Studios exhibit director, this state-of-the-art 60,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life.

The New York Times has a great review:

But step a little farther into the entrance hall, and you come upon a pastoral scene undreamt of by any natural history museum. Two prehistoric children play near a burbling waterfall, thoroughly at home in the natural world. Dinosaurs cavort nearby, their animatronic mechanisms turning them into alluring companions, their gaping mouths seeming not threatening, but almost welcoming, as an Apatosaurus munches on leaves a few yards away.

The review is notable because it departs from the usual he said, she said format to tell the story like it really is.

Start accepting evolution or an ancient Earth, and the result is like the giant wrecking ball, labeled “Millions of Years,” that is shown smashing the ground at the foundation of a church, the cracks reaching across the gallery to a model of a home in which videos demonstrate the imminence of moral dissolution. A teenager is shown sitting at a computer; he is, we are told, looking at pornography.

Visitors should note that firearms and pets are not permitted in the museum.

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One thought on “When dinosaurs and men walked side by side”

  1. Dammit! One more group of idiots giving Kentucky a bad name. Of course, it’s practically Cincinnatti, so that explains a lot 🙂

    Right in that area was also home to a couple of the most famous punk clubs in the east, so I guess it all balances out. Action causes equal and opposite reaction.

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