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Museum Guide

Museum Guide

Are you exasperated by all the hype about "millions of years" in secular museums? The Museum Guide will help! It tells the true history about dinosaurs, plate tectonics, the Stone Age, the Ice Age, human origins, and more.

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Contents

    • Glossary
      pp. 4–5

      Look up words from this book that you do not understand.

    • Before You Go to the Museum
      p. 7

      “Evolution” and “millions of years” stories abound throughout many museum presentations.

    • What Is Science?
      p. 9

      The kind of science that we normally think of as science (called “operational science”) is a wonderful tool.

    • Creation
      pp. 11–12

      God reveals to us how and when He created everything.

    • Corruption (The Fall)
      pp. 12–14

      God’s creation was perfect; there was no sickness, pain, or death. But this perfect creation did not last long.

    • Catastrophe (The Flood)
      pp. 14–16

      The sons and daughters of Adam and Eve continued to turn their backs on their Creator and do their own thing.

    • Confusion (The Tower of Babel)
      p. 16

      Noah’s descendants disobeyed the Creator’s command to spread out and fill the earth after the great Flood.

    • The Good News
      pp. 16–17

      Jesus is our only way to be reconciled with God.

    • A Big Bang
      p. 19

      The most popular naturalistic explanation about the origin of the universe is the big bang hypothesis.

    • Molecules-to-Man Evolution
      pp. 19–20

      A popular belief today is that all animals and humans evolved (changed) from one kind into another kind over millions of year. Is this true?

    • Those Millions of Years
      pp. 20–21

      You’re not denying operational science when you deny the millions-of-years idea; you’re denying a naturalistic interpretation of the past.

    • Natural Selection=Evolution?
      p. 20

      Natural selection may bring about a new species of animal, but it cannot generate a new kind of animal.

    • Practically Speaking
      p. 23

      Most large museums are filled with a wide range of exhibits. It may be helpful to narrow down what you want to learn about.

    • Hall of Life
      pp. 27–144

      From the deepest depths of the ocean to the upper layers of the atmosphere, life abounds on our planet.

    • Life from Non-Life
      p. 31

      The naturalistic worldview claims that life arose from non-living chemicals. However, from the Bible, we know that God is the giver of all life.

    • Miller-Urey Experiment
      p. 33

      Some museums may discuss the Miller-Urey experiment of 1953 as evidence that abiogenesis can occur.

    • Endosymbiosis
      p. 35

      Did the first cells begin when they gobbled up other cells?

    • The Cambrian Explosion
      p. 37

      Did life suddenly explode on the scene during the Cambrian Period?

    • Reproductive Habits
      p. 39

      How did reproduction come about?

    • Did We Come from the Ocean?
      p. 43

      From a biblical perspective, we know that God created living animals and plants according to their “kinds” in the beginning

    • Is Our Blood Similar to Sea Water?
      p. 45

      The claim that the composition of blood is similar to sea water is based on the assumption that life came from the ocean.

    • How Long Does It Take for a Coral Reef to Grow?
      p. 47

      Can coral reef “ages” of tens of thousands of years be correct?

    • Whale “Evolution”?
      pp. 49–51

      Whales are thought by evolutionists to have evolved from land mammals. However there are many problems with this idea.

    • Dinosaurs and Dragons
      p. 55

      In 1841, Sir Richard Owen coined the term “dinosaur” (meaning “terrible lizard”) for the great beasts that were being rediscovered at that time.

    • Where are the Great Beasts Today?
      p. 57

      Are dinosaurs still alive?

    • Lizard or Bird Hips?
      p. 59

      In 1888, British paleontologist Harry Seeley proposed that dinosaurs should be grouped according to the structure of their pelvic bones and joints.

    • Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers?
      p. 61

      In many museums, the curators have fashioned some dinosaurs with feather-like coverings, instead of scales.

    • Did Dinosaurs Turn Into Birds?
      p. 63

      In addition to the biblical teaching, there are many scientific problems with the dino-bird idea.

    • What Are They, Really?
      pp. 65–67

      In evaluating the alleged transitional forms, it can sometimes be difficult to separate fact from fiction.

    • Age of the Dinosaurs?
      p. 69

      Throughout your journey in the dinosaur halls, you’ll read a lot about the “age of the dinosaurs.”

    • Dinosaurs and the Bible
      p. 71

      As you stand in front of a dinosaur, read the words that God spoke to Job in the Bible.

    • Mammals
      p. 75

      From the tiny, gray mouse to the large, blue whale, mammals are found on every continent and in every ocean on earth.

    • p. 77

      Today, Australia is the only continent where monotremes live although fossil platypus teeth have been found in South America.

    • Marsupials
      p. 79

      Some marsupials have very specialized diets.

    • Placentals
      p. 81

      Placentals are mammals that bear live young, which are nourished in the womb by a placenta.

    • Horse “Evolution”?
      p. 83

      One of the more famous so-called “evidences” for molecules-to-man evolution is the horse series.

    • Amphibian: The Transition from Fish to Reptile?
      p. 87

      Fossil and genetic evidence support the biblically-based fact that amphibians have always been amphibians.

    • The Devonian: Did Fish Become Amphibians?
      pp. 89–90

      Fossil and genetic evidence support the biblically-based fact that amphibians have always been amphibians.

    • Mammal-Like Reptiles: Transitional Forms?
      p. 91

      Some creatures appear to have features found in both mammals and reptiles.

    • Have Snakes Lost Their Legs?
      p. 93

      Despite no one ever observing it, descent from a common ancestor is once again assumed.

    • Am I an Animal?
      p. 97

      Museums often go to great pains to emphasize that humans are just another animal, like all the other mammals in the museum.

    • What Are They, Really?
      pp. 99–100

      Are there any human transitional forms?

    • Cavemen?
      p. 101

      Some museum dioramas may feature stooped, brutish, unkempt humans living in caves—primitive, subhuman cavemen.

    • Stones, Bronze, Iron
      p. 103

      Almost from the beginning, men were working with metals, making tools of iron.

    • What About Those Dates?
      p. 105

      When looking at human artifacts, keep in mind that these “ages” are based on many assumptions.

    • The Origin of the People Groups
      p. 107

      Genesis 10 gives us a list of the names of the grandsons of Noah.

    • How Similar is Our DNA?
      p. 109

      Some newer museum exhibits have begun to cite genetic “evidence” that humans and chimps are related.

    • Are Plants “Alive”?
      p. 113

      Plants grow and reproduce, and many scientists consider plants “alive” in the biological sense. What does the Bible say?

    • Plant “Evolution”?
      p. 115

      God created the various kinds of plants on Day 3, before He created the sun, moon, sea creatures, or land animals.

    • The Origin of Photosynthesis
      p. 117

      Plants are able to transform sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water into energy in a marvelous process called photosynthesis.