Here is a video of the Creationist Museum in Santee California. Video and story located here
Here are photos of the Creationist Museum in Kentucky. Photos are here. Read the comments as they bring specific problems in the displays at the museum. The commentors are far more educated than the people creating the Creationist Museum.
Bill Maher talks with the Director of a Creationist Museum here
This is one of the funnier but true groups of photos you will ever see. A Triceratops with a saddle as dinosaurs were used by early man to go to the grocery store. Picture is here.
This photo explains that language EVOLVED into others…but apparently people do not evolve. Picture is here
A tremendous comment on the Creationist Museum and why it is wrong is posted here
There’s nothing in any of these comments to indicate WHY any of what is represented in the museum is not correct
True. But imagine you come across a photo gallery on a Holocaust denialist museum.
Would you simply join into the discussion laughing at it with everyone else (as happened here)? Or would you sit down and write a hundred and fifty pages covering each and every point of WHY the Holocaust denialists are not correct?
it would be nice to know WHY you say they are not true.
Sure! My pleasure.
The broader problem is that everything in the museum conflicts with pretty well ALL of science… chemistry physics biology geology astronomy…. everything. But you obviously want specifics. I’ll give you two super-simple examples – no science PhD required – obviously exposing this museum is fundamentally bogus.
(1) According to this museum the earth is ~6,000 years old and the Grand Canyon was rapidly carved by a torrential flow of water after the Biblical Flood, carving through the fairly soft mud layers deposited by that flood. Well consider this – a torrent of fast water will blast its way in a straight line. Simple simple simple. A small slow stream of water weaves and winds randomly. The Grand Canyon weaves and winds. It is littered with tight U-turns. A torrential blast of water quickly carving its way though soft mud does NOT make sharp U-turns. It will cut its way straight through.
Once you realize that point, even the smallest child can look at the Grand Canyon and clearly see that the Creation Museum is Just Plain Wrong. The Grand Canyon is millions of years old, carved by a small slow meandering flow of water.
(2) Again, they insist the earth is ~6,000 years old. However if you go to the arctic or antarctic and dig, you will see there are clearly visible yearly layers in the snow. During the 6-month summer the surface snow bakes under the sun which alters its texture, and a layer of pollen and dust blows in and settles on that surface. During the winter another snow layer is built up. The layers are clearly visible and easily countable. In addition, traces of ash from the occasional major volcanic eruptions get blown in and settle in that year’s layer. If you dig and count down 1930 layers, you will find traces of volcanic ash from the 79 A.D. famous volcano that destroyed Pompeii. And then you can digging down counting layers, finding the yearly pollen and dust layer and every sevral of years finding traces of volcanic eruptions. And you can continue digging and counting down about a HUNDRED THOUSAND yearly layers. Actually there’s about a million years worth of icepack, with individual scattered layers of a million years worth of volcanic eruptions, but when you go more than about a hundred thousand years down the layers get too thin to be visibly countable. Some people try to make up some excuse about multiple fake layers mysteriously being laid down quickly, but that’s obviously bogus when you consider the volcanic ash record in those layers. It takes around a full year for volcanic ash to settle out of the atmosphere. Even the most fanatical stretch can’t invent any sane story on how you an quickly lay down tens or hundreds of thousands of individual ash layers of tens or hundreds of thousands of volcanic eruptions.
So again, once you know about the simplest evidence, even the smallest child can see the Creation Museum is Just Plain Wrong. If you can simply dig in the snow and count a hundred thousand visible yearly layers then the earth is obviously a lot more than 6,000 years old.
The Creation Museum is an embarrassment.
US polling shows that Christians are roughly split evenly on evolution, but evolution denialism is mostly isolated to the US. International surveys of all industrialized nations find the US to be second-to last on public acceptance of evolution. (Out of 32 nations, Turkey was the only country to rank lower than the US.) Globally, Christians accept evolution. Outside the US, Christians are baffled that at the US Fundamentalist assertion that evolution is incompatible with God. They are baffled at US science education failing to show students the science and evidence showing that the earth really is Old and that evolution really is accurate.
Out of a half million degreed earth and life scientists, only about 700 give any credibility at all to the Creation Science crackpottery. Some people say that “a lot” of scientists doubt evolution… yeah sure…. one could call 700 “a lot”. However that is only 0.15% – that is comparable to the number who claim the moon landings were faked. About 99.85% consider evolution absolutely confirmed by the evidence. And lets assume that HALF of all degreed earth and life scientists are loony lying atheist radicals… that still leaves the other half being Christian scientists. That still leaves about 700 anti-evolutionists out of a quarter million good Christian scientists. That still leaves 99.7% of good Christian earth and life scientists considering evolution to be right. Rounded to the nearest full percentage point, 100% of Christians educated in the subject have studied the evidence and been convinced evolution is right. 100%. Christians who believe in God AND evolution. That God created the universe and that the science of evolution accurately describes HOW God creates the diversity of life, just as the science of optics accurately describes HOW God creates rainbows.
There are some Fundamentalists trying to claim evolution is atheism, trying to claim that evolution is an attack on Christians. The fact is that the majority of Christians accept evolution. The fact is that atheists are a minuscule percentage of the population, and that almost all “evolutionists” are Christian.
Fundamentalists (like this Creationist Museum) claiming that they are under attack by atheists are in fact primarily “under attack” and at war with normal majority mainstream Christianity.
SOME Christians one attacked Galileo, claiming that his science of the solar system was atheistic, claiming that the science was an attack against God.
Exactly as SOME Christians today attack Darwin and claim his evolution science is atheistic, claiming the science is an attack against God.