Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Creation Museum to Redefine Science

The $27 million Creation Museum opened it's doors in Northern Kentucky on Monday. The Museum argues that the Bible is more accurate than evolutionary science, asserting that the planet is just a few thousand years old and that humans and dinosaurs once coexisted.

In an interview with NPR, Ken Ham, founder, argued that the Museum offers both sides of the creation argument - explaining that a fossil exhibit has a "creation paleontologist" and an "evoloutionary paleontologist" providing differing interpretations of the same evidence. Ham rejects the notion that science has a lock on empirical evidence.

"All scientists have presuppositions that they start with that determine how they interpret evidence, scientists were not around to see dinosaurs walk the Earth anymore than creationists can claim to have been present to observe Adam and Eve."

On the About Page at the Creation Museum's Website Ham's scientific beliefs are explicitly stated, "the Creation Museum will be upfront that the Bible is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice, and in every area it touches upon."

The Creation Museum's mission?
"Exalt Jesus Christ as Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer through a safe, wholesome, family-friendly center for learning and discovery that clearly presents major biblical themes from Genesis to Revelation."
According to Wikipedia, science, in the broadest sense, refers refers to any systematic methodology which attempts to collect accurate information about the shared reality and to model this in a way which can be used to make reliable, concrete and quantitative predictions about events, past, present, and future, in line with observations.

According to the Creation Museum website:
"guests will learn how to answer the attacks on the Bible’s authority and will discover how science actually confirms biblical history."
The Creation Museum, built with private donations by the non-profit ministry Answers in Genesis, includes a 200-seat special-effects theater, a 40-foot-tall depiction of Noah's Ark and robotic, roaring dinosaurs.


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