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Dinosaurs frolic with Adam and Eve at creationism museum
afp ^ | may 20, 2007 | Mira Oberman

Posted on 05/26/2007 4:48:47 PM PDT by celmak

PETERSBURG, United States (AFP) - Dinosaurs frolic with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and an animatronic Noah directs work on his Ark in a multimillion dollar creationism museum set to open next week in Kentucky.

Designed by the creator of the King Kong and Jaws exhibits at the Universal Studios theme park, the stunning 60,000 square foot (5,400 square-metre) facility is built for a specific purpose: refuting evolution and expanding the flock of believers in a literal interpretation of the Bible.

"You'll get people into a place like this that you can't get into a church with a stick of dynamite," said founder Ken Ham from his office overlooking the museum's manicured grounds.

Polls consistently show that nearly half of Americans believe God created humans in their present form less than 10,000 years ago. Only about 13 percent believe God played no part in the origin of human life.

Ham does not blame evolution per se for society's ills. He believes that sin has been around since Adam and Eve took their fateful bite of apple about 5,700 years before Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species."

But he says the theory of evolution has been used to undermine the validity of the literal truth of the Bible, heralding a dangerous age of moral relativism which can be blamed for everything from racism to the Holocaust.

Located just outside of Cincinnati near the intersection of the states of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, nearly two thirds of the population of the United States lives within a 650-mile (1,050-kilometer) drive of the Creation Museum.

It is expected to draw at least 250,000 people a year when it opens on May 28.

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Juat in case nobody posted it.
1 posted on 05/26/2007 4:48:51 PM PDT by celmak
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To: DaveLoneRanger

a stick in the eye of Evo’s


2 posted on 05/26/2007 4:50:57 PM PDT by celmak
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To: celmak

You have got to be kidding!

dinosaurs frolicking with Adam and Eve. I am embarrassed to be an American for a moment here.


3 posted on 05/26/2007 4:51:23 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (We need a troop surge in New Orleans and Philly!)
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To: celmak
a stick in the eye of Evo’s

Scientists are not the ones looking silly here.

4 posted on 05/26/2007 4:53:16 PM PDT by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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To: celmak
Dinosaurs frolic with Adam and Eve at creationism museum

I'm sorry to hear that.

5 posted on 05/26/2007 4:54:25 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Will I be suspended again for this remark?)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
dinosaurs frolicking with Adam and Eve. I am embarrassed to be an American for a moment here.

Coelacanth

6 posted on 05/26/2007 4:58:18 PM PDT by celmak
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To: Coyoteman
Scientists are not the ones looking silly here.

Their high protestations sure prove otherwise.

7 posted on 05/26/2007 4:59:58 PM PDT by celmak
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; celmak; aculeus; Larry Lucido; martin_fierro; All
If you think a little frolicking is bad, how about interspecies polygamous marriage?
8 posted on 05/26/2007 5:00:26 PM PDT by dighton
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To: dighton

“....nearly half of Americans believe God created humans in their present form less than 10,000 years ago.”
I find that figure VERY hard to believe.


9 posted on 05/26/2007 5:04:05 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I have no idea why any well adjusted adult would have so much emotionally invested in this.


10 posted on 05/26/2007 5:05:09 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do suck seed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: sonic109
I find that figure VERY hard to believe.

Actualy, it's low.

11 posted on 05/26/2007 5:10:31 PM PDT by celmak
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To: HitmanLV
I have no idea why any well adjusted adult would have so much emotionally invested in this.

Your right, those Evo's are pretty emotional:

"What's wrong with the AIG museum is that it's presenting religious views as if they are science when they are not," said Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education, which launched the petition."<

12 posted on 05/26/2007 5:15:14 PM PDT by celmak
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To: celmak

I’m an “Evo,” and frankly, I couldn’t care any less.


13 posted on 05/26/2007 5:21:07 PM PDT by Boxen (If we can hit that bull's-eye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards...Checkmate!)
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To: Coyoteman

Scientists are not the ones looking silly here.

No way, surely Adam and Eve played catch with T-rex like it was a huge doggie that they had named “Toodles” and taught it to do tricks....;)

It’s America, let them do what they will, a Creation museum/ Exhibit might be interesting.


14 posted on 05/26/2007 5:23:09 PM PDT by padre35 (we are surrounded that simplifies things-Chesty Puller)
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To: padre35
It’s America, let them do what they will, a Creation museum/ Exhibit might be interesting.

You're right. It's America and they can do what they will.

And, because its America, I can laugh at their silliness.

15 posted on 05/26/2007 5:25:53 PM PDT by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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To: celmak

There are fiction movies - why not a fiction museum?


16 posted on 05/26/2007 5:26:11 PM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem (Amnesty alone didn't kill the GOP - socialism did long ago. The stench you smell now is it's corpse.)
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To: celmak

This is a national embarrassment, and makes us all look like retards.


17 posted on 05/26/2007 5:28:20 PM PDT by JHBowden (Give peace a chance! Kill terrorists!)
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To: HitmanLV

I have no idea why any well adjusted adult would have so much emotionally invested in this.

I am concerned that American children are being taught that this is science. The USSR went down this path, where what they wanted to believe to was allowed to dominate actual science (Lysenkoism) and it put them behind in the field for decades. If you want to see other countries pull ahead of the US in science and technology, I can think of no better way to accomplish it then undermining science education in this country.

Science is what one finds, not what one wants to find to support a political or religious belief.

18 posted on 05/26/2007 5:29:04 PM PDT by retMD
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

The dinosaurs are playing with their food.


19 posted on 05/26/2007 5:30:50 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Most Americans believe in the Bible, which teaches that land animals were created along with Adam and Eve. So you ought not be embarrassed to be a part of America in that sense.


20 posted on 05/26/2007 5:32:50 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Don't go see Pirates 3! www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1839498/posts)
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To: sonic109

How much time do you have? I’ve got close to two dozen polls archived, most showing similar results.


21 posted on 05/26/2007 5:34:37 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Don't go see Pirates 3! www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1839498/posts)
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To: Coyoteman
And, because its America, I can laugh at their silliness.
Thanks to those dead white guys who believed "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
22 posted on 05/26/2007 5:37:00 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Don't go see Pirates 3! www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1839498/posts)
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To: celmak; gobucks; mikeus_maximus; JudyB1938; isaiah55version11_0; Elsie; LiteKeeper; AndrewC; ...


You have been pinged because of your interest regarding news, debate and editorials pertaining to the Creation vs. Evolution debate - from the young-earth creationist perspective.
To to get on or off this list (currently the premier list for creation/evolution news!), freep-mail me:
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There have been so many media stories the past several days that I haven't bothered to post them all.
23 posted on 05/26/2007 5:38:00 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Don't go see Pirates 3! www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1839498/posts)
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To: retMD

Eh.... as long as everyone treats it as a joke it’ll stay that way.

If they believe so fervently in their interpretation of scriptures that they’re willing to reject everything that can be tested and determined (and doesn’t necessarily conflict with scriptures) then so be it. It’s their problem they don’t understand science, not mine.


24 posted on 05/26/2007 5:39:39 PM PDT by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
There are fiction movies - why not a fiction museum?

There called Natural Science Museums and they have been around for years.

25 posted on 05/26/2007 5:42:24 PM PDT by celmak
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To: Coyoteman
And, because its America, I can laugh at their silliness.

Good, we have been laughing at Evo's for years! LOL!

26 posted on 05/26/2007 5:44:20 PM PDT by celmak
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To: celmak

“There called Natural Science Museums and they have been around for years.”

What you say?

The museum in the article isn’t called “natural science museum.”

It should be called the Fred Flintstone museum, though.


27 posted on 05/26/2007 5:44:26 PM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem (Amnesty alone didn't kill the GOP - socialism did long ago. The stench you smell now is it's corpse.)
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To: celmak

Sample exhibit...
28 posted on 05/26/2007 5:45:27 PM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem (Amnesty alone didn't kill the GOP - socialism did long ago. The stench you smell now is it's corpse.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
"Most Americans believe in the Bible, which teaches that land animals were created along with Adam and Eve."

But I really can't recall even the slightest inference of any T-Rex's running about, munching on apples, playing catch, etc. Am I wrong?

Did the dinosaurs and mammals get along on Noah's ark or did they have to be separated?

29 posted on 05/26/2007 5:46:04 PM PDT by Nova
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To: JHBowden
This is a national embarrassment, and makes us all look like retards.

So stop being a Evo retard and become a Creationist.

30 posted on 05/26/2007 5:47:28 PM PDT by celmak
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To: celmak

31 posted on 05/26/2007 5:47:44 PM PDT by Muleteam1
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To: celmak

lol what a scam. This guys going to rake it in too.


32 posted on 05/26/2007 5:47:53 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: celmak

I think both sides are driven by emotional reactions in this case. On FR it is often noted that liberals are more emotion driven, while conservatives are more reason driven.

As a general principle, that’s valid. This is a case where some conservatives (and to be fair, there is nothing really conservative about this) are driven by emotion.

Abortion is another case where both sides are driven by strong emotional reactions.


33 posted on 05/26/2007 5:51:13 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do suck seed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: Nova

They stayed behind to frolic with the Unicorns. Don’t you know nothing?


34 posted on 05/26/2007 5:51:17 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: retMD

Science has its own set of rules, and religion has its own set of rules. The more simple minded become befuddled - and even enraged - when they try to apply one set of rules on the other.


35 posted on 05/26/2007 5:52:29 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do suck seed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: Nova

The Book of Job speaks of the “behemoth” with “a tail like a cedar.” Sounds vaguely familiar.


36 posted on 05/26/2007 5:53:04 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: Nova

The same people who planted dinosaur bones destroyed the WTC. Seek the truth!!!

heh


37 posted on 05/26/2007 5:54:11 PM PDT by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: Nova
Did the dinosaurs and mammals get along on Noah's ark or did they have to be separated?


Q. What's harder than getting a pregnant Brontosaurus into the ark?

A. Getting a Brontosaurus pregnant in the ark!

(Noah! Make them stop. I'm getting seasick!)


38 posted on 05/26/2007 5:56:20 PM PDT by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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To: LiteKeeper
"The Book of Job speaks of the “behemoth” with “a tail like a cedar.” Sounds vaguely familiar."

Oh, now I understand. I had always thought that reference was to Rosie O'Donnell.

39 posted on 05/26/2007 5:57:42 PM PDT by Nova
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
What you say?

I did not say anything: I wrote something. You are the perfect example of the problem we have with kids coming out of public schools:

You can write something and they can't read it; but public schools tell them something like Evolution and they will follow.

40 posted on 05/26/2007 5:59:03 PM PDT by celmak
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To: retMD

real science is not on the side of evolution. It is still only a theory.


41 posted on 05/26/2007 6:00:48 PM PDT by zwerni (it's the end of the world as we know it...)
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To: Nova
"Did the dinosaurs and mammals get along on Noah's ark or did they have to be separated?"

My guess is they were all infants so it wasn't a big deal.

42 posted on 05/26/2007 6:00:53 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: HitmanLV
Abortion is another case where both sides are driven by strong emotional reactions.

I do not know what you believe, but I can pretty much know what you beleive if you answer the following question:

When does human life begin and when is it entitled to life?

43 posted on 05/26/2007 6:03:48 PM PDT by celmak
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To: Coyoteman

You may laugh until you pass out sir!


44 posted on 05/26/2007 6:07:50 PM PDT by padre35 (we are surrounded that simplifies things-Chesty Puller)
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To: celmak

” You are the perfect example of the problem we have with kids coming out of public schools:

You can write something and they can’t read it...”

You’re the one who wrote that natural science museums are ‘fiction,’ but the wold depicted in The Flintstones was ‘real.’


45 posted on 05/26/2007 6:08:27 PM PDT by GovernmentIsTheProblem (Amnesty alone didn't kill the GOP - socialism did long ago. The stench you smell now is it's corpse.)
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To: zwerni
real science is not on the side of evolution. It is still only a theory.

What do think a theory is?

Does a theory grow up to be a law, or does increasing evidence "prove" a theory? Is a theory just a guess? An hypothesis? (Answer: none of the above.)

Read the definitions of scientific terms on my FR home page and maybe your comments will be more informed in the future.

46 posted on 05/26/2007 6:09:22 PM PDT by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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To: celmak

This sounds like a pretty dumb idea to me.


47 posted on 05/26/2007 6:12:06 PM PDT by Radix ( Honey, I shrunk our Carbon Footprint.)
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To: GovernmentIsTheProblem
but the wold depicted in The Flintstones was ‘real.’

Public school, can't even hit spell check. LOL!

48 posted on 05/26/2007 6:12:26 PM PDT by celmak
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To: celmak

It’s an ambiguous question. I personally believe life begins at conception and that’s an interest the state can take a role in from that point. They are entitled to life from the point of conception.

Though I can see how a person can rationally look at the situation and come to a different conclusion - saying that life, and the entitlement to life, begins upon birth.

It’s ambiguous and a person can come to either conclusion rationally. The more dogged advocates on either side are driven by emotion, and can’t clearly see the point the other side is trying to make.


49 posted on 05/26/2007 6:14:44 PM PDT by HitmanLV ("If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking until you do suck seed." - Jerry 'Curly' Howard)
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To: celmak
I'll bet you can get one of these at the gift shop!

Mark

50 posted on 05/26/2007 6:19:04 PM PDT by MarkL (Environmental heretics should be burned at the stake, in a "Carbon Neutral" way...)
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