Yes, this will break your irony meter. Ken Ham acquires a nice Allosaurus for the Creation Museum – a fossil about 150 millions years old in a place where they believe the earth was created 6000 years ago and the dinosaurs died in freakin’ Noah’s flood.
A Kentucky museum that tells a Bible-based history of the world says it has acquired the fossil of a large dinosaur predator similar to a Tyrannosaurus rex that offers evidence of the Old Testament worldwide flood.
The museum said in a written statement Friday that the Allosaurus probably stood about 10 feet tall and 30 feet long, and was a meat-eater. The skeleton, nicknamed “Ebenezer,” includes a skull with 53 teeth and will go on display in an exhibit next year.
The well-preserved condition of the Allosaurus is evidence that it died during a worldwide flood as described in the Bible’s Old Testament, Andrew Snelling, a geologist at the Creation Museum, said in the statement.
Snelling said the fossil’s intact skeleton is proof of an extremely rapid burial, “which is a confirmation of the global catastrophe of a flood a few thousand years ago.”
“The Creation Museum has asserted the specimen to be evidence of Noah’s flood without any actual research,” said Dan Phelps, president of the Kentucky Paleontological Society, said in an email Friday.
Ken Ham, from Answers in Genesis who runs the museum, is irritated that places like the Smithsonian has had lots of impressive dinosaur skeletons in their museum but used them as testiments to EVIL-ution. Ken won’t do that. He and his pseudo-geologists just make stuff up, no research is needed when you have everything already in one book.
Dan Phelps, president of the Kentucky Paleontological Society said:
“Real vertebrate paleontologists study the surrounding sediments and the geological context of their finds,” he added. “Of course since the Creation Museum doesn’t do scientific research, all (it) really has done is obtain a nice display trophy.”
This is just another absurd ploy to get people into the museum.
Tip: Thomas Proffit