I’m of the opinion that the only good thing to come out of Kentucky is bourbon. The opening of the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky isn’t going to change that opinion. Evangelical owned and operated by the group Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum odiously spreads disinformation about the history of our planet to justify their own sadly delusional creationist worldview. In their ghetto of fundamentalist thought, the natural world is distorted by biblical funhouse mirrors.
The earth is thousands of years old. Evolutionary science is to blame for America’s declining morals. The Tyrannosaurus rex observed a strict vegetarian diet. And Dragons? Dragons existed. These dragons, just so we’re clear:
It was only during the middle ages that pious knights eradicated the fire-breathing menace! Ha! Just kidding. They died off during the great flood:
â€œDinosaurs are one of the icons of evolution, but we believe they lived at the same time as people,â€ Mr Ham said. â€œThe Bible talks about dragons. We believe dragon legends had a basis in truth . . . We like to say, â€˜Youâ€™ve captured them for evolution, and weâ€™re going to take them back.â€™ â€ All those fossils, some of which are exhibited in the museum, were created not millions of years ago but by the biblical floods.
That’s the kind of hogswill they’re teaching at the Creation Museum. The closest these nutters get to intersecting with actual science is the grudging acknowledgement that yes, we do live on the planet Earth. It’s just that some of us actually have our feet on its ground.