Well, this doesn’t really have a whole lot to do with climate change on the surface, or maybe it does…
The Creation Museum opens in Kentucky on May 28.
The museum has been strategically constructed to be within a days drive of 2/3 of the American population. The museum was funded entirely by private donors, and features the latest in animatronic technology to proclaim and explain that the Earth was created in 6 days, and it is less than 6,000 years old. Exhibits feature dinosaurs and humans hanging out together, and other ridiculous sights intermixed with real fossils. The museum asserts fossils are relics of divine retribution.
Designers who created Universal Studios, a fantasy theme park, helped create the creatures and the lifelike experience in this museum. Repeat: it features the latest in modern science, to claim that modern science is incorrect. The same, basic underlying scientific principles used to determine the actual age of our planet created the technology they are using to “bring the Bible to life,” and create a “walk through history.”
While many religious groups are speaking out in favor of global warming pollution regulation, and that is GREAT, the museum is disturbing. It has the very real potential to misinform thousands of children, who will be schlepped to this museum with their parents or (hopefully not) on a field trip, trying to learn about the “natural history” of our world. And if these children misunderstand our history, will they have an understanding of how we are affecting and dramatically altering our planet’s environment – in an extremely short period of time relative to the history of our world? How will they understand ice records, and why carbon data is significant? This is creepy.
“The Creation Museum has a similar interest in dramatizing origins, but sees natural history as divine history. And now that many museums have also become temples to various American ethnic and sociological groups, why not a museum for the millions who believe that the Earth is less than 6,000 years old and was created in six days?” I don’t really know what to say.