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Monday, November 12, 2007

Jeebus Horses

posted by on November 12 at 12:04 PM

The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky—where true science (did you know dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark?) comes alive—is expanding. Actually, the opening line of this article from the Kentucky Herald-Leader puts it better:

Northern Kentucky’s Creation Museum is evolving into a larger facility.

The museum opened last Memorial Day. Since then, some 250,000 delusional souls (and not doubt a number of gawkers) have passed through its doors—as many visitors in the first five months as the museum expected for its entire first year.

Here’s a CNN segment on the museum:

(Via Fark.)

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"[The bible is] a book of history, you can trust it's science."

Is this because of the rigorous fact checking that the writers did? The peer review it underwent? I don't knock faith or spirituality, so long as you don't use it to "prove" anything.

Now to build the FSM Museum, complete with animatronic pirates and lifelike latex noodly appendages -- donations anyone?

Posted by Al | November 12, 2007 12:36 PM

amongst the vistitors, i'd like to know the proportion of the credulous to the stoned.

Posted by max solomon | November 12, 2007 12:41 PM

The "science of the Bible"? Adam and Eve (clothed, of course) and dinosaurs cavorting together? For realz? Awesome!!!

Posted by SDA in SEA | November 12, 2007 12:50 PM

I'm still waiting for an explanation of how 240,000 species of flies, including 3,500 species of mosquitoes, were kept on the ark.

Posted by Fnarf | November 12, 2007 12:53 PM

Imagine my horror when I found out that the Creation Museum was being built a ten minute drive away from my childhood home in Northern Kentucky. Despite having fled this land of flattops and fag-bashing years ago, some part of me will always be a Kentucky Boy, so the blow to my hometown was an unexpected blow to my own identity. I had always clung to my stories of awkward outcast teenage survival in a sometimes dangerous small town, yet suddenly that town seemed even smaller and more backward. I felt betrayed.

In visiting friends and family still in Kentucky, I've since learned that the museum location was chosen, not because the area is such a hotbed of creationism (though is has it's adherents), but because the Cincinnati Airport, located appropriately in Northern KY, is central throughout the Eastern U.S. for fundamentalist christians. I was relieved to find that mention of the museum was often met with scoffing and eyerolls by the locals.

Still, any trip back home reminds me why I left. Mark Twain once wrote that when the world comes to an end, he's going to move to Cincinnati and live for another two years. I can't help but think, if only you cross the river into Northern Kentucky, you just may live for another ten.

Posted by kueven | November 12, 2007 12:54 PM

I'm still waiting for an explanation of where all that water went after the flood.

Posted by pox | November 12, 2007 12:55 PM

@2. I really, really wish that a stoned trip to this museum was not totally geographically unreasonable.

Posted by Julie | November 12, 2007 1:28 PM

I never thought I would suggest burning a book ever but I could do it to the Bible and the Koran. Yeah, I could really see myself burning it. BTW, did you know a higher percentage of Atheists have read the Bible cover to cover than Christians?

Posted by Just Me | November 12, 2007 1:50 PM

Dinos on Noah's ark, it's like Ken Ham melded my two most favorite movies, Jurassic Park and Water World, into one! Me wanty converty! Me wanty converty!

Posted by monk | November 13, 2007 9:38 AM

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