Creationists Open History Museum

On the sixth day, God created dinosaurs, says curator
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2007 5:40 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A $27 million museum opening in Kentucky next week promises a different kind of take on natural history: a biblical one. At the Creation Museum, the Earth is 6,000 years old, evolution is a yarn, and dinosaurs were booked on Noah's Ark.

The 60,000 square-foot complex displays vivid life-sized dioramas—designed by the same man who did the "Jaws" and "King Kong" rides at Universal Studios—of popular biblical accounts like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and natural history museum staples—like fossils—are explained in terms of biblical doctrine. Here, Edward Rothstein writes, "Evolution gets its continual comeuppance, while biblical revelations are treated as gospel."