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  • rlbaty50
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml? xml=/news/2005/01/02/weden02.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/01/02/ixworld.html With its towering dinosaurs and a model of
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 4, 2005
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      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?
      xml=/news/2005/01/02/weden02.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/01/02/ixworld.html

      With its towering dinosaurs and a model of the Grand Canyon,
      America's newest tourist attraction might look like the ideal
      destination for fans of the film Jurassic Park.

      The new multi-million-dollar Museum of Creation, which will open this
      spring in Kentucky, will, however, be aimed not at film buffs, but at
      the growing ranks of fundamentalist Christians in the United States.

      It aims to promote the view that man was created in his present shape
      by God, as the Bible states, rather than by a Darwinian process of
      evolution, as scientists insist.

      The centrepiece of the museum is a series of huge model dinosaurs,
      built by the former head of design at Universal Studios, which are
      portrayed as existing alongside man, contrary to received scientific
      opinion that they lived millions of years apart.

      Other exhibits include images of Adam and Eve, a model of Noah's Ark
      and a planetarium demonstrating how God made the Earth in six days.

      The museum, which has cost a mighty $25 million (£13 million) will be
      the world's first significant natural history collection devoted to
      creationist theory. It has been set up by Ken Ham, an Australian
      evangelist, who runs Answers in Genesis, one of America's most
      prominent creationist organisations. He said that his aim was to use
      tourism, and the theme park's striking exhibits, to convert more
      people to the view that the world and its creatures, including
      dinosaurs, were created by God 6,000 years ago.

      "We want people to be confronted by the dinosaurs," said Mr
      Ham. "It's going to be a first class experience. Visitors are going
      to be hit by the professionalism of this place. It is not going to be
      done in an amateurish way. We are making a statement."

      The museum's main building was completed recently, and work on the
      entrance exhibit starts this week. The first phase of the museum,
      which lies on a 47-acre site 10 miles from Cincinatti on the border
      of Kentucky and Ohio, will open in the spring.

      Market research companies hired by the museum are predicting at least
      300,000 visitors in the first year, who will pay $10 (£5.80) each.

      Among the projects still to be finished is a reconstruction of the
      Grand Canyon, purportedly formed by the swirling waters of the Great
      Flood – where visitors will "gape" at the bones of dinosaurs
      that "hint of a terrible catastrophe", according to the museum's
      publicity.

      Mr Ham is particularly proud of a planned reconstruction of the
      interior of Noah's Ark. "You will hear the water lapping, feel the
      Ark rocking and perhaps even hear people outside screaming," he said.

      More controversial exhibits deal with diseases and famine, which are
      portrayed not as random disasters, but as the result of mankind's
      sin. Mr Ham's Answers in Genesis movement blames the 1999 massacre at
      Columbine High School in Colorado, in which two teenagers killed 12
      classmates and a teacher before killing themselves, on evolutionist
      teaching, claiming that the perpetrators believed in Darwin's
      survival of the fittest.

      Other exhibits in the museum will blame homosexuals for Aids. In
      a "Bible Authority Room" visitors are warned: "Everyone who rejects
      his history – including six-day creation and Noah's flood – is
      `wilfully' ignorant.''

      Elsewhere, animated figures will be used to recreate the Garden of
      Eden, while in another room, visitors will see a tyrannosaurus rex
      pursuing Adam and Eve after their fall from grace. "That's the real
      terror that Adam's sin unleashed," visitors will be warned.

      A display showing ancient Babylon will deal with the Tower of Babel
      and "unravel the origin of so-called races'', while the final section
      will show the life of Christ, as an animated angel proclaims the
      coming of the Saviour and a 3D depiction of the crucifixion.

      In keeping with modern museum trends, there will also be a cafe with
      a terrace to "breathe in the fresh air of God's creation'', and a
      shop "crammed'' with creationist souvenirs, including T-shirts and
      books such as A is for Adam and Dinky Dinosaur: Creation Days.

      The museum's opening will reinforce the burgeoning creationist
      movement and evangelical Christianity in the US, which gained further
      strength with the re-election of President Bush in November.

      Followers of creationism have been pushing for their theories to be
      reintegrated into American schoolroom teaching ever since the
      celebrated 1925 "Scopes Monkey Trial", when US courts upheld the
      right of a teacher to use textbooks that included evolutionary
      theory.

      In 1987, the US Supreme Court reinforced that position by banning the
      teaching of creationism in public schools on the grounds of laws that
      separate state and Church.

      Since then, however, many schools – particularly in America's
      religious Deep South – have got around the ban by teaching the theory
      of "intelligent design", which claims that evolutionary ideas alone
      still leave large gaps in understanding.

      "Since President Bush's re-election we have been getting more
      membership applications than we can handle,'' said Mr Ham, who
      expects not just the devout, but also the curious, to flock through
      the turnstiles. "The evolutionary elite will be getting a wake-up
      call."

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    • rlbaty50
      Interestingly enough, Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis doesn t like the idea that Von Daniken appears to have gotten up his own bigger museum/amusement park. You
      Message 2 of 4 , Jan 4, 2005
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        Interestingly enough, Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis doesn't like the
        idea that Von Daniken appears to have gotten up his own bigger
        museum/amusement park.

        You can read Ken's article at:

        http://www.answersingenesis.org/docs2005/0103mystery_park.asp

        Some informed critics figure that Ham's and Von Daniken's ideas are
        pretty much equivalent.

        Sincerely,
        Robert Baty
      • Tamara
        All I can say is that at least it sounds better than Kent Hovind s Dinosaur Adventureland . ;-) Best, Tamara ... From: rlbaty50 To:
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          All I can say is that at least it sounds better than Kent Hovind's "Dinosaur Adventureland". ;-)

          Best,
          Tamara

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          From: rlbaty50
          To: Maury_and_Baty@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 2:55 PM
          Subject: Creation museum to open soon!




          http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?
          xml=/news/2005/01/02/weden02.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/01/02/ixworld.html

          With its towering dinosaurs and a model of the Grand Canyon,
          America's newest tourist attraction might look like the ideal
          destination for fans of the film Jurassic Park.

          The new multi-million-dollar Museum of Creation, which will open this
          spring in Kentucky, will, however, be aimed not at film buffs, but at
          the growing ranks of fundamentalist Christians in the United States.

          It aims to promote the view that man was created in his present shape
          by God, as the Bible states, rather than by a Darwinian process of
          evolution, as scientists insist.

          The centrepiece of the museum is a series of huge model dinosaurs,
          built by the former head of design at Universal Studios, which are
          portrayed as existing alongside man, contrary to received scientific
          opinion that they lived millions of years apart.

          Other exhibits include images of Adam and Eve, a model of Noah's Ark
          and a planetarium demonstrating how God made the Earth in six days.

          The museum, which has cost a mighty $25 million (£13 million) will be
          the world's first significant natural history collection devoted to
          creationist theory. It has been set up by Ken Ham, an Australian
          evangelist, who runs Answers in Genesis, one of America's most
          prominent creationist organisations. He said that his aim was to use
          tourism, and the theme park's striking exhibits, to convert more
          people to the view that the world and its creatures, including
          dinosaurs, were created by God 6,000 years ago.

          "We want people to be confronted by the dinosaurs," said Mr
          Ham. "It's going to be a first class experience. Visitors are going
          to be hit by the professionalism of this place. It is not going to be
          done in an amateurish way. We are making a statement."

          The museum's main building was completed recently, and work on the
          entrance exhibit starts this week. The first phase of the museum,
          which lies on a 47-acre site 10 miles from Cincinatti on the border
          of Kentucky and Ohio, will open in the spring.

          Market research companies hired by the museum are predicting at least
          300,000 visitors in the first year, who will pay $10 (£5.80) each.

          Among the projects still to be finished is a reconstruction of the
          Grand Canyon, purportedly formed by the swirling waters of the Great
          Flood - where visitors will "gape" at the bones of dinosaurs
          that "hint of a terrible catastrophe", according to the museum's
          publicity.

          Mr Ham is particularly proud of a planned reconstruction of the
          interior of Noah's Ark. "You will hear the water lapping, feel the
          Ark rocking and perhaps even hear people outside screaming," he said.

          More controversial exhibits deal with diseases and famine, which are
          portrayed not as random disasters, but as the result of mankind's
          sin. Mr Ham's Answers in Genesis movement blames the 1999 massacre at
          Columbine High School in Colorado, in which two teenagers killed 12
          classmates and a teacher before killing themselves, on evolutionist
          teaching, claiming that the perpetrators believed in Darwin's
          survival of the fittest.

          Other exhibits in the museum will blame homosexuals for Aids. In
          a "Bible Authority Room" visitors are warned: "Everyone who rejects
          his history - including six-day creation and Noah's flood - is
          `wilfully' ignorant.''

          Elsewhere, animated figures will be used to recreate the Garden of
          Eden, while in another room, visitors will see a tyrannosaurus rex
          pursuing Adam and Eve after their fall from grace. "That's the real
          terror that Adam's sin unleashed," visitors will be warned.

          A display showing ancient Babylon will deal with the Tower of Babel
          and "unravel the origin of so-called races'', while the final section
          will show the life of Christ, as an animated angel proclaims the
          coming of the Saviour and a 3D depiction of the crucifixion.

          In keeping with modern museum trends, there will also be a cafe with
          a terrace to "breathe in the fresh air of God's creation'', and a
          shop "crammed'' with creationist souvenirs, including T-shirts and
          books such as A is for Adam and Dinky Dinosaur: Creation Days.

          The museum's opening will reinforce the burgeoning creationist
          movement and evangelical Christianity in the US, which gained further
          strength with the re-election of President Bush in November.

          Followers of creationism have been pushing for their theories to be
          reintegrated into American schoolroom teaching ever since the
          celebrated 1925 "Scopes Monkey Trial", when US courts upheld the
          right of a teacher to use textbooks that included evolutionary
          theory.

          In 1987, the US Supreme Court reinforced that position by banning the
          teaching of creationism in public schools on the grounds of laws that
          separate state and Church.

          Since then, however, many schools - particularly in America's
          religious Deep South - have got around the ban by teaching the theory
          of "intelligent design", which claims that evolutionary ideas alone
          still leave large gaps in understanding.

          "Since President Bush's re-election we have been getting more
          membership applications than we can handle,'' said Mr Ham, who
          expects not just the devout, but also the curious, to flock through
          the turnstiles. "The evolutionary elite will be getting a wake-up
          call."

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        • Tamara
          Von Daniken s park sounds more high-tech, but I m not about to travel to Switzerland to see it. I remember when that book was big. I also remember laughing at
          Message 4 of 4 , Jan 5, 2005
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            Von Daniken's park sounds more high-tech, but I'm not about to travel to Switzerland to see it.

            I remember when that book was big. I also remember laughing at it. Then again, I also laugh when I hear the YECs say that dinosaurs lived alongside people, so it's six of one and a half-dozen of the other.

            Best,
            Tamara

            ----- Original Message -----
            From: rlbaty50
            To: Maury_and_Baty@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 3:00 PM
            Subject: Re: Creation museum to open soon!



            Interestingly enough, Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis doesn't like the
            idea that Von Daniken appears to have gotten up his own bigger
            museum/amusement park.

            You can read Ken's article at:

            http://www.answersingenesis.org/docs2005/0103mystery_park.asp

            Some informed critics figure that Ham's and Von Daniken's ideas are
            pretty much equivalent.

            Sincerely,
            Robert Baty





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