• Ken Ham to unveil dinosaur fossil that “proves” Noah story

     

    Saturday will be a big day. Ken Ham’s Creation Museum will unveil their newest addition, an allosaur. According to CreationMuseum.org:

    We are pleased to announce the addition of a world-class dinosaur skeleton, an Allosaurus fragilis, to the array of exceptional exhibits at the Creation Museum. Recently donated to the museum, this specimen is believed to have one of the six or seven best-preserved Allosaurus skulls ever discovered.

    This particular fossil evidently provides evidence for a “global flood.”

    Answers in Genesis geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling says the new allosaur “stands out for a few major reasons. It was found with its bones arranged in their correct anatomical positions relative to each other, rather than in a scattered assortment of bones as is often the case. Also, all its neck and tail vertebrae and 97% of the skull were found. Lastly, the skull is much larger than the famous ‘Big Al’ dinosaur at the Museum of the Rockies in Montana.”

    OK. Bones weren’t all that scattered. I can’t imagine what that would prove… but I’m not a geologist. Let’s read further:

    Dr. Snelling added that the intact skeleton of this allosaur is a testimony to an extremely rapid burial, which is confirmation of the global catastrophe of a Flood a few thousand years ago.

    Interesting. Were these bones an “intact skeleton” or simply “arranged.” This press release uses both terms. Both mean very different things. Hmmmm…

    Also, I can’t help but wonder about all the other fossils in various museums around the globe that weren’t found in such a localized state. Hmmmm… Perhaps there could be some other reason these particular fossilized bones were found that way? However, I’m not a geologist. I’m just thinking out loud.

    One blessing in getting the allosaur was that the Creation Museum did not seek it out. Michael Peroutka, one of the board members of the Foundation, says that this fossil is a testimony to the creative power of God and also lends evidence to the truth of a worldwide catastrophic flooding of the earth about 4,500 years ago as described in the Bible. In order to ensure that the display of the fossil represented this teaching, the Peroutka Foundation donated the fossil to the Creation Museum.

    One fossil whose bones weren’t scattered all over. This proves a global flood. Wow. Life must be pretty simple when you possess such a low bar for evidence.

    Ham stated, “While evolutionists use dinosaurs more than anything to promote their worldview, especially to young students, our museum uses dinosaurs to help tell the account of history according to the Bible. This remarkable allosaur is a great addition to our dinosaur exhibits. It’s been a pleasure to work with the Peroutka Foundation, which wants to use this great fossil in a God-honoring way.”

    Perhaps someone should contact Mr. Ham to let him know that fossils are but one evidence for evolution.

    Here’s a good place to start (it’s easy reading, too).

    You can even get a comic book version.

    If you want to get more complex, here’s a middle-school reader on the topic.

    Sadly, I doubt Mr. Ham or his “geologist” will check out any of these. After all, there’s money to be made and people to lure to his “museum.”

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    Article by: Beth Erickson

    I'm Beth Ann Erickson, a freelance writer, publisher, and skeptic. I live in Central Minnesota with my husband, son, and two rescue pups. Life is flippin' good. :)

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    16 comments

    1. Ham is a man who appreciates the value of evidence. His museum depicts humans interacting with dinosaurs. Presumably he has some kind of fossil evidence with both of them found together in context, right?

    2. What is it about crackpots that draws blithering idiots to them in droves? The gullible will follow the mentally defective anywhere.
      I keep hearing that the solution to the world’s problems is education. This sounds plausible enough, but there is a huge chunk of the population that will never be able to distinguish reasoned argument from charlatan bullshit. You can’t fix stupid. I despair.

    3. Why would you put quotes around the word “proves” in your title when the only one using that word is you?

    4. All rapid burials are from the worldwide flood of Noah. No one has ever observed rapid burials from any other causes of any kind.

      This is the kind of “logic” so typical of creationists. Which is why when they pretend to be scientific we laugh so much.

    5. Rapid burial proves a great flood? Dear Ken….have you ever heard of Pompeii? Okay, so let’s say you haven’t. A volcano buried the town in a matter of minutes. Is it possible that volcanoes and dinosaurs existed at the same time? We know indeed they did. Ever heard of landslides? Can something be buried quickly in a landslide? Indeed it can. Do you think that there were landslides when their were dinosaurs? Earthquakes? There…it took me less than two minutes to debunk your argument.

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