Creation Museum Drawing Crowd Seeking Lessons On Life's Beginnings By The Bible

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A controversial museum that uses the Bible's version of the earth's history is drawing thousands of visitors more than a year after its opening.

The Creation Museum's exhibits are taken from the Old Testament, but its effects are pure Hollywood. They include a state-of-the-art planetarium, animatronics and a massive model of Noah's Ark.

And it has become an unexpectedly strong draw for visitors. More than a half million people, organizers claim, have toured the Kentucky attraction since its May 2007 opening.

Scientists say they fear it could hamper some young visitors' science education. One of the museum's displays shows humans co-existing with dinosaurs -- despite the two species being separated by 65 million years in science texts.

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  • by Halyn Location: Somerset on Oct 10, 2008 at 03:17 PM
    If a private organization is doing this museum, then I have no problem with it being in Kentucky. I do have a problem, however, with what it preaches.
  • by Glen Location: Kentucky on Oct 10, 2008 at 12:08 PM
    If people would pick up their Bible's and study them, they would not need a Museum to explain anything to them Also, we need to worry more about our souls and where they go from here that dinasours or science or anything else. That is what is wrong with this world today. We have forgotten our place as well as GOD's place in this world. WAKE UP EVERYONE. TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!!!!!!!
  • by Jeff Location: Pike on Oct 10, 2008 at 10:15 AM
    And they want educated folks to believe the earth is only 6000 years old.
  • by Jake Location: flat lick on Oct 10, 2008 at 09:50 AM
    You are right Bill. Everytime in history when the Christians deny scientific advancement Islam flourishes. Obama isn't muslim by the way!
  • by Awake Location: KY on Oct 10, 2008 at 07:37 AM
    Superstition, huh? boy are you in for a rude time you have a problem..try calling out "science help me" instead of "God help me"..see how far that gets you.
  • by PD Location: JUSTHERE on Oct 10, 2008 at 06:25 AM
    Being American means you can believe what you want and be left alone about it. Remember that.
  • by Bill Location: Whitesburg on Oct 10, 2008 at 05:39 AM
    I don't think there is anything in the Old testament that references humans and dinosaurs co-existing. In a time when the United States is falling further behind the rest of the industrialized world in math and sceince, the creation museum is more than just a joke. It is a dangerous one. It teaches superstition in place of scientific fact.


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