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  • RTB Perspective on the Creation Museum

    RTB Perspective on the Creation MuseumThe RTB scholar team With the Answers in Genesis (AiG) Creation Museum opening on May 28, 2007, people have asked Reasons To Believe (RTB) for comment. RTB has always advocated that the proponents of various creation and evolution models put their best case forward for all to evaluate, and we see the opening of the museum as the public presentation of AiG’s model. One might expect mutual hostility between AiG and RTB since we fall into two different and disparate creationist camps. For instance, we believe the universe started in a big bang creation event...
  • Creation Museum Marries Adam, Eve and Dinosaurs

    05/26/2007 9:24:34 AM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 358 replies · 5,268+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 25, 2007 | Staff
    Some Scientists Worry That Sophisticated Center Will Distort Children's Views of Science According to an ABC News poll, 60 percent of Americans believe God created the world in six days. In Petersburg, Ky., this weekend, a creation museum is opening that depicts a story far from what you may have learned in science class. Exhibits at almost every natural history museum teach that dinosaurs are millions of years old, and that they died out long before human beings existed. But at the Creation Museum, they say God created dinosaurs and humans at the same time. The Creation Museum, designed by...
  • Dinosaurs frolic with Adam and Eve at creationism museum

    05/26/2007 4:48:47 PM PDT · by celmak · 464 replies · 7,713+ views
    afp ^ | may 20, 2007 | Mira Oberman
    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...
  • No big bang over teaching evolution (New rules in South Carolina acceptable to all sides)

    05/07/2007 6:52:03 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 39 replies · 732+ views
    The State ^ | May. 07, 2007 | BILL ROBINSON
    Students, teachers flexible over new rules to explore life-origin theories. Camden High biology teacher Mitzi Snipes confronted this year’s controversial new rules about teaching evolution head-on. Snipes, a fourth-year teacher, told her students “to be open to new ideas.” “I also let them know that each of them would have a personal opinion based on their own upbringing and moral and ethical values,” she said. Her students did research and built Web pages outlining “Darwin’s theory as well as creationism. We talked about scientific inquiry and the necessity for science to be based on fact rather than personal values and...
  • In the beginning (Evolution and religion)

    04/30/2007 1:18:21 PM PDT · by mjp · 137 replies · 1,849+ views ^ | Apr 19th 2007
    The debate over creation and evolution, once most conspicuous in America, is fast going global THE Atlas of Creation runs to 770 pages and is lavishly illustrated with photographs of fossils and living animals, interlaced with quotations from the Koran. Its author claims to prove not only the falsehood of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, but the links between Darwinism and such diverse evils as communism, fascism and terrorism. In recent weeks the Atlas de la Cration has been arriving unsolicited and free of charge at schools and universities across French-speaking Europe. It is the latest sign...
  • Protests Planned for Grand Opening of Creation Museum

    04/27/2007 10:09:54 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 22 replies · 894+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | April 27, 2007 | Doug Huntington
    A nearly-completed $27 million museum that will showcase the literal biblical account of creation has been drawing enough criticism to spur several opponents into slating protests against the museum on the day of its opening. Set to open on Memorial Day, the Creation Museum, built just outside Cincinnati, is trying to give an alternative to evolutionary models of science. Challengers are calling the museum fantasy, however, and have expressed fear that their children may be influenced by what the museum teaches. "Many educated humans realize this is a myth," said Edwin Kagin, a Union attorney and the national legal director...
  • Darwin loses again

    04/17/2007 8:13:01 PM PDT · by conmanning1 · 84 replies · 1,577+ views ^ | 4/13/07 | Michael Egnor
    Dr. Steven Novella doesnt think much of people who disagree with him about Darwinism. Dr. Novella, a Yale neurologist, assistant professor and specialist in neuromuscular disorders, is also a skeptic and co-founder and president of the New England Skeptical Society. Hes quite unskeptical about Darwinism: evolutionary theory is complex. Evolution is a beautiful and subtle theory one of my favorite scientific theories to study. I have spent years reading about it, learning from the best like Dawkins, Leakey, and Gould He took issue recently with those of us who doubt the adequacy of Darwins theory to account for all...
  • Creationist museum challenges evolution (Warning: Probably critical).

    04/16/2007 1:45:42 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 59 replies · 1,742+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, April 14, 2007 | Martin Redfern
    For some a battle between science and religion is being fought for the soul of America. The Creationists argue God created the world in six days and want their beliefs given equal status to evolutionary science. Across the divide - evolutionist Scott with creationist Ham Petersburg, Kentucky, is in the middle of North America. It is supposedly within a day's drive of two-thirds of the US population. For the rest, it is just 10 minutes from Cincinnati International Airport. That is why it was picked as the site for a new museum, due to open in a couple of...
  • Ancient T. rex and mastodon protein fragments discovered, sequenced

    04/12/2007 12:43:57 PM PDT · by AdmSmith · 88 replies · 2,380+ views
    National Science Foundation ^ | 12-Apr-2007 | Cheryl Dybas
    68-million-year-old T. rex proteins are oldest ever sequenced Scientists have confirmed the existence of protein in soft tissue recovered from the fossil bones of a 68 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex (T. rex) and a half-million-year-old mastodon. Their results may change the way people think about fossil preservation and present a new method for studying diseases in which identification of proteins is important, such as cancer. When an animal dies, protein immediately begins to degrade and, in the case of fossils, is slowly replaced by mineral. This substitution process was thought to be complete by 1 million years. Researchers at North Carolina...
  • Find raises doubts on key theory of human evolution

    04/02/2007 7:10:57 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 86 replies · 2,262+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | April 3, 2007 | JOHN VON RADOWITZ
    A 40,000-YEAR-OLD skeleton found in China has raised questions about the "out of Africa" hypothesis on how early modern humans populated the planet. The fossil bones are the oldest from an adult "modern" human to be found in eastern Asia. They contain features that call into question the widely held view that our direct ancestors completed their evolution in Africa before spreading out into Europe and the Far East. The "out of Africa" hypothesis proposes that all humans alive today are descended from a small group of sub- Saharan Africans who made their way out of the continent about 60,000...
  • Gods Numbers (Poll shows 91% believe in God, half reject evolution)

    03/31/2007 5:09:25 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 975 replies · 10,384+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 31, 2007 | Brian Braiker
    The latest NEWSWEEK poll shows that 91 percent of American adults surveyed believe in Godand nearly half reject the theory of evolution. Also, Americans on John Edwards and the Senate's goal for troop withdrawal A belief in God and an identification with an organized religion are widespread throughout the country, according to the latest NEWSWEEK poll. Nine in 10 (91 percent) of American adults say they believe in God and almost as many (87 percent) say they identify with a specific religion. Christians far outnumber members of any other faith in the country, with 82 percent of the polls respondents...
  • Oregon Biology Teacher Fired Over Bible References

    03/20/2007 2:02:43 PM PDT · by Diago · 187 replies · 4,033+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, March 20, 2007
    During his eight days as a part-time high school biology teacher, Kris Helphinstine included Biblical references in material he provided to students and gave a PowerPoint presentation that made links between evolution, Nazi Germany and Planned Parenthood. That was enough for the Sisters School Board, which fired the teacher Monday night for deviating from the curriculum on the theory of evolution.
  • Museum displays pit Big Bang vs. Bible

    02/24/2007 10:51:13 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 282 replies · 3,712+ views
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | February 19, 2007 | SEAN O'DRISCOLL
    In the next few months, two museum exhibits costing tens of millions of dollars will stand open on opposite sides of life's greatest debate.Both feature fossils, both explain the significance of an apelike creature named Lucy and both use sophisticated interactive displays to engage their audience.But that's about all that they have in common.The Hall of Human Origins, the nation's first comprehensive exhibit on human evolution, opened last weekend at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. It teaches that we evolved from apelike ancestors about 6 million years ago, and that modern chimps have sophisticated ways of...
  • Antievolution bill in Mississippi

    01/25/2007 10:25:54 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 1,177 replies · 12,952+ views
    NCSE ^ | January 24, 2007 | Staff
    Mississippi's House Bill 625, introduced by Representative Mike Lott (R-District 104) on January 9, 2007, and referred to the House Committee on Education, would provide, if enacted, "The school board of a school district may allow the teaching of creationism or intelligent design in the schools within the district. However, if the theory of evolution is required to be taught as part of the school district's science curriculum, in order to provide students with a comprehensive education in science, the school board also must include the teaching of creationism or intelligent design in the science curriculum." A similar provision was...
  • Dinosaurs, humans coexist in U.S. creation museum

    01/14/2007 5:31:07 PM PST · by Tim Long · 715 replies · 15,890+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1 hour, 39 minutes ago | Andrea Hopkins
    PETERSBURG, Kentucky - Ken Ham's sprawling creation museum isn't even open yet, but an expansion is already underway in the state-of-the art lobby, where grunting dinosaurs and animatronic humans coexist in a Biblical paradise. A crush of media attention and packed preview sessions have convinced Ham that nearly half a million people a year will come to Kentucky to see his Biblically correct version of history. "I think we'll be surprised at how many people come," Ham said as he dodged dozens of designers working to finish exhibits in time for the May 28 opening. The $27 million project, which...