Archive for October 13th, 2008

Creation Museum draws Big Crowds—Exhibit teaches life’s beginnings through literal interpretation of Bible

Church of Darwin, Dinosaurs in Literature, Religious, Science, The Flood of Noah | Posted by Chris Parker
Oct 13 2008

Source:MSNBC
By Dylan T. Lovan

Oct. 10, 2008

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The museum exhibits are taken from the Old Testament, but the special effects are pure Hollywood: a state-of-the-art planetarium, animatronics and a massive model of Noah’s Ark, all intended to explain the origins of the universe from a biblical viewpoint.

The Creation Museum, which teaches life’s beginnings through a literal interpretation of the Bible, is claiming attendance figures that would make it an unexpectedly strong draw less than a year and a half after it debuted. More than a half-million people have toured the Kentucky attraction since its May 2007 opening, museum officials said.

For creationists — Christians who believe the Bible’s first chapter of Genesis is the literal telling of the universe’s start — the museum is a godsend. Many have returned with family and friends, some from
faraway states arguing it’s one of the few with a Christian worldview.

Many scientists say they fear damaging effects on science education when young people tour the museum and fail to square its lessons with what they’re learning in school. One display shows humans coexisting with dinosaurs — despite the two species being separated by 65 million years in most science texts.

“We’re depressed, I think,” said Dan Phelps, head of the Kentucky Paleontology Society……

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Don’t Tell Him He’s Not a Chicken-We Need the Eggs—Antique Ivory Coast Pterodactyl?

Church of Darwin, Crypto, Dinosaurs in Literature, The Flood of Noah, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Oct 13 2008

Science tells us that dinosaurs became extinct more than 40 million years ago and that pterosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago. They tell us that there was no great flood; that man and dinosaurs never interacted.

On the other hand, virtually every culture on earth has within its history some version of the flood story and virtually every ancient culture relates stories of reptilian flying dragons or huge earthbound reptlilian creatures very much like dinosaurs.

The Bible describes dinosaurs in the Book of Job–and elsewhere. It speaks of dragons.

Here at s8int.com, we have found that the Bible is borne out in the art of the ancient peoples. This we’ve tried to show in more than 80 pages in our Dinosaurs in Literature, Art and History, section. We’ll say that we are probably wrong in some of our identifications but that there is plenty of evidence in that section to show that neither “dinosaurs” nor pterosaurs became extinct millions of years ago.

This antique piece, shown in Photo 1 is from the Ivory Coast and was offered at auction in 2004. It is described thusly:’

This piece is from the i Ivory Coast, it is Guro/Yaure, a carved face mask, surmounted rooster with bill attached to head, delicate features and plaited coiffure, black and red pigments, 18″ h.

“My friends”,as Senator John McCain might say, “this is no chicken”. There is no rooster with a bill that long. (Anyone who bid on this at auction believing it was a chicken was sold a bill of goods).Note the featherless torso.Photo 2 shows a comparison first with the Antique African pterosaur that we showed last week and with several versions of pterodactylus kochi, a crested pterosaur.

In photo 3, one should note the simarlarities between this Ivory Coast depiction and several crested pterodactyls; kochi and germanodactylus. Note also the eagle like legs and the toes. Birds generally have four toes with one back.

Pterosaurs have five toes with one back. If you look carefully here, you can see the four forward toes. The fifth is not visible. Note also where the wings attach to the body in both the modern ptero drawings and on the piece.

They attach at the same point. For some reason, two different cultures have apparently represented very similar creatures which look very much like modern depictions of certain types of pterosaurs. Based on the detail in both sculptures, they were creatures of which both artists appeared to have been very familar with.

Science may only have been off by about 65 million years.

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