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Subject: Paleontologists Visit the Creation Museum
Date Posted: 6/30/2009 2:05 PM ET
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In the NY Times yesterday:  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/30/science/30muse.html?_r=1&ref=science

Dr. Bengtson noted that to explain how the few species aboard the ark could have diversified to the multitude of animals alive today in only a few thousand years, the museum said simply, “God provided organisms with special tools to change rapidly.”

“Thus in one sentence they admit that evolution is real,” Dr. Bengtson said, “and that they have to invoke magic to explain how it works.”



Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 6/30/2009 2:55 PM ET
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Great article. thanks for the link.

ETA, I love the opening paragraph, this whole thing is a joke.

"The placards described the various dinosaurs as originating from different geological periods — the stegosaurus from the Upper Jurassic, the heterodontosaurus from the Lower Jurassic, the velociraptor from the Upper Cretaceous — yet in each case, the date of demise was the same: around 2348 B.C."

Last Edited on: 6/30/09 2:57 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/30/2009 4:09 PM ET
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Thanks for posting this.

I visited the Creation Museum in Santee, California a few years back. It was... interesting to say the least. I left feeling slightly depressed in a way I can't really explain.

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 10:34 PM ET
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Since the museum opened two years ago, 750,000 people have passed through its doors,