Finally Open! Responses to the Creation Museum

on June 2, 2007

AP: “Creation Museum Finally Opens as Protesters Rally

Whether you’re a regular visitor to the AiG website or a complete newcomer, chances are (overwhelming chances, we might add!) you’ve heard about the Creation Museum. The Creation Museum is the new Answers in Genesis outreach in northern Kentucky and near Cincinnati—now open seven days a week!

The Creation Museum is the new Answers in Genesis outreach in northern Kentucky and near Cincinnati—now open seven days a week!

A brief Associated Press report covers the salient points of last weekend’s opening day festivities, held on Memorial Day. Over 4,000 supporters and media representatives turned out for the long holiday weekend, along with “dozens of demonstrators” and a Cessna towing a sign that read, “DEFCON SAYS THOU SHALT NOT LIE” (funny, we thought God said that).

One of the demonstrators was vocal evolutionist Lawrence Krauss, a physicist at Case Western Reserve University. Krauss, criticized for speaking to the world’s media about his opposition to the museum without even visiting it, finally managed to drop in for a 20-minute tour, though on opening day and had these remarks:

“It’s really impressive—and it really gives the impression that they’re talking about science at some point,” Krauss said.

We have to chuckle amicably at this—we are definitely talking about science; it’s simply that Krauss rejects the presuppositions we use to understand the nature and workings of science! Krauss and other protestors distributed a DefCon-produced flyer titled “The Top 10 reasons why the Universe, the Sun, the Earth, and Life are NOT 6,000 years old: A Primer.” We are now responding to these oft-repeated reasons, beginning in Rallying for Reason?.

“I’d give it a 4 for technology, 5 for propaganda. As for content, I’d give it a negative 5.”

Krauss also commented on his impressions of the exhibits “[o]n a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being best”:

“I’d give it a 4 for technology, 5 for propaganda. As for content, I’d give it a negative 5.”.

Despite Krauss’s unyielding opposition to our message, even he could not deny the quality of the workmanship (we’ll interpret “propaganda” as “presentation style and tone”). In fact, the excellence of the Creation Museum’s exhibits has been extolled in media around the world.

For those who were not able to join us for the excitement of opening day, read our condensed report in Thou shalt not lie. And be sure to catch the audio of the ribbon-cutting ceremony—and video of the actual ribbon cutting—at Creation Museum officially opens.

Most importantly, whether you are a supporter, a detractor, or merely a curious third party, we invite you to see for yourself what the Creation Museum is all about. Visit CreationMuseum.org for more information—including our new Creation Museum television commercial!


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