Creationism: Noah saved dinosaurs from flood

Saturday, May 26, 2007

'Adam and Eve' by Enrico Baj Have you heard? The Creation Museum in Kentucky is open! And it sounds more fantastic than Disneyland! Here’s a quote from today’s “New museum says dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark” article at Reuters.com:

While the $27 million museum near Cincinnati has drawn snickers from media and condemnation from U.S. scientists, those who believe God created the heavens and the Earth in six days about 6,000 years ago say their views are finally being represented.

But wait, there’s more:

Here exhibits show the Grand Canyon took just days to form during Noah’s flood, dinosaurs coexisted with humans and had a place on Noah’s Ark, and Cain married his sister to people the earth, among other Biblical wonders.

Wow! Are we sure “museum” is the right word for this? Because I was thinking more along the lines of “Young Earth Creationism Theme Park.”

(By the way, the inset silkscreen/collage artwork above is “Adam and Eve” by Enrico Baj.)

Could I see an illustration of Mr. and Mrs. Tyrannosaurus Rex among the passengers of Noah’s Ark, please? Oh good, here’s one:

Noah's ark with dinosaurs

Sweet! I’m sure the Tyrannosaurus Rex family and the velicoraptors totally kept to themselves and didn’t eat anyone or anything on the ark. As we all know, Jurassic Park turned out really well. And I’m sure the ark was built to accommodate Apatosaurus and Argentinosaurus and so on with no problem. I mean, creationists have read (or seen) Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, right? These giant lizards were not harmless, easily herdable creatures. Oh and by the way, they existed 100+ million years ago and weighed something like 100 tons each!

Uh, that is one serious (and time-traveling) ark, my delusional friends. Stop lying to the children. Unless you’re eventually going to reveal these fantasies as “pretend” when the kids get a little older, like most parents do with the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and the Tooth Fairy.

Here’s America’s sad state of affairs: “A Gallup poll last year showed almost half of Americans believe that humans did not evolve but were created by God in their present form within the last 10,000 years. Three of 10 Republican presidential candidates said in a recent debate that they did not believe in evolution.”

Great, right?

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