new creation museum
lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Mon Dec 10 15:19:36 CST 2001
At 02:48 PM 12/10/01 -0500, you wrote:
> From the 10 December Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
> Florence, Ky. -- Ken Ham, director of the global ministry Answers in
>Genesis, is building a $14-million answer to evolution in Florence in far
>northern Kentucky, just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati.
> The Creation Museum & Family Discovery Center will offer all the
>classic science museum exhibits, but with a twist. Each one will be
>interpreted as proof of the biblical account that God created the Earth and
>all that's in it over six days, just 6,000 years ago.
> The huge double-helix of DNA will be used to argue that living
>beings are so complex, there's no way they could have evolved by random
>mutation from an undifferentiated blob. Fossils will be used to make the
>point that old bones don't come with a date stamped on them -- and to argue
>that scientific methods such as carbon dating are wildly inaccurate.
>Life-size dinosaurs will illustrate the theory that Adam and Eve lived
>alongside T. rex in a blissful Eden, free from violence. An informational
>placard might identify a dinosaur model this way: "Thescelosaurus. Means
>wonderul lizard. Height: 4 feet. Length: 11 feet. Created on Day 6."
Living proof of the old adage, "A fool with enough money can buy anything
he wants. However, he is no less a fool."
Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901-8640 USA
e-mail: lammers at uwosh.edu
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