Fox news story about Ken Ham’s Answers In Genesis (2005 Archive)

Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum recently delivered their cast of a triceratops to Ken Ham’s new museum.  Other projects planned between Answers In Genesis new museum and Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum are: new fossil digs for AiG to be started and managed by Mt. Blanco paleontologist Joe Taylor and visiting displays from the Mt. Blanco museum to tour the new AiG facility.

In 2002, Ken Ham asked Joe Taylor to come look at the site for their future museum to see if there were any fossils in the strata to be excavated for the museum’s basement.  “I clamored up and down the walls of the excavation but didn’t find fossils. It wouldn’t have surprised me if we’d found mammoth bones though.  Mammoths, Mastodons giant bison, giant sloth, horses and rhinoceros were in that area in the so-called Ice Age. The museum is huge and will rival many large secular museums. Their office space alone is the size of most fossil museum around the country.”

Taylor expects to be called in to review their displays as they are working on them to check for accuracy. “Ken Ham is very insistent on accuracy”, he says.

The following story recently appeared on the front page of the Fox News website.

Creation Museum Being Built in Kentucky

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Fox News

BOONE COUNTY, Ky. — A new museum being built in Kentucky will have some of the classic staples of natural history museums — dinosaurs, fossils and a mineral collection. But it will also have something most museums don’t: a viewpoint based solely on the Bible.

“We wanted to present an alternative, a scientific alternative to the natural history museums, which present evolution as fact,” explained Mark Looy, spokesman for Answers in Genesis, the Australia-based group building the Creation Museum.

Challenging a widely held belief of modern scientists, the museum founders aim to counter the notion that man evolved from apes.

“We believe that dinosaurs were created alongside of man on day six of creation,” said Looy. “They did not die out 65 million years ago.”

Critics such as the Rev. Mendle Adams, pastor of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in nearby Cincinnati, say museum leaders are twisting Bible verses to support an agenda.

“It’s silly. It’s a silly, silly argument,” said Adams. “They use what I consider to be a flawed analysis of Scripture.”

But the Creation Museum is getting a great deal of support. Millions of dollars in donations have come in from around the world.

The money’s been used to build a theater, a planetarium and a nature trail on 50 acres of land, all focused on teaching the Bible in some way.

Half a million visitors a year are expected. That worries many scientists, who say the museum will attempt to undo a person’s scientific education.

“They’re pretty much saying that scientists around the world have colluded to pretty much lie to people,” said Dr. William Anyonge, a paleontologist and assistant professor of biology at Xavier University in Cincinnati. “I think that is really a slander to science.”

Looy counters that the museum’s message is well supported.

“Yes, the content will be very different from what you’ll hear presented from mainstream scientists,” he said, “but it’s still good science nonetheless.”

The museum plans to open in the spring of 2007.


 

Article copyright Mt. Blanco, originally published 2005.  Re-posted August 2015

*Mt. Blanco Archives: Because of the many changes since Mt. Blanco opened in 1998, we are re-posting many of the old updates, articles, etc. that were originally on our website.  Some of the information may be out of date, but each of our archived articles are an important part of Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum’s history.

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