Creationist museum

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A creationist museum is a facility that hosts exhibits which use the established natural history museum format to present a young Earth creationist view that the Earth and life on Earth were created some 6,000 to 10,000 years ago in six days.[1] These facilities generally promote pseudoscientific biblical literalist creationism and contest evolutionary science. Their claims are dismissed by the scientific community.[2]



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  • Cabazon Dinosaurs, located in Cabazon, California, are best known for their appearance in the film Pee Wee's Big Adventure. When the attraction's original owner died in 2005, the roadside dinosaurs were sold and turned into a museum promoting creationism.[8][9] Unlike other creationist museums, the materials at this museum argue that dinosaurs still exist today.[10]
  • Museum of Creation and Earth History, located in Santee, California,[8] was originally part of the Institute for Creation Research. The museum, established shortly after its parent in 1970, moved to its current site in the mid-1980s. The museum presents the view that all humans are descendants of the first humans created by God some six to ten thousand years ago and that a worldwide flood left behind beds of fossils that can be found all around the world, including on high plateaus and mountain ranges.[11] The museum displays portraits of people the museum identifies as evolutionists, such as Andrew Carnegie – who is described as "cruel and heartless in his own day to competitors and laborers alike" – along with Karl Marx and Adolf Hitler.[11]





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  1. ^ a b Harris, Paul (May 27, 2007). "Where dinosaurs meet Methuselah: A new museum in Kentucky merges evolutionary theory and creationism". The Guardian. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Harris, Paul (May 22, 2005). "Would you Adam 'n' Eve it ... dinosaurs in Eden". The Guardian. Retrieved September 2, 2008.
  3. ^ "Creationism museum to open in Alberta", CBC News, May 29, 2007. Accessed May 17, 2013.
  4. ^ Creation Truth Ministries' Travelling Museum
  5. ^ Rory Boland, Noah's Ark Hong Kong Creation Museum, Accessed November 13, 2009.
  6. ^ "Creation Science Movement - 403". Archived from the original on 2019-02-11. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
  7. ^ 'Darwin has done a lot of damage' Archived 2009-11-02 at the Wayback Machine, This Is Bristol, September 23, 2008.
  8. ^ a b c "Adam, Eve and T. Rex", by Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times, August 27, 2005. Retrieved August 14, 2008.
  9. ^ "California Cabazon Dinosaurs Est 1975". Cabazon Dinosaurs. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  10. ^ Taete, Jamie Lee Curtis (September 4, 2013). "Pee-Wee Herman's Dinosaurs Are Actually a Creationist Museum". Vice. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  11. ^ a b Clock, Michele. "Literal interpretation of Bible is illustrated" Archived 2017-04-24 at the Wayback Machine, San Diego Union-Tribune, February 3, 2007. Accessed September 2, 2008.
  12. ^ "A Key Encounter". A Key Encounter Nature Theater and Planetarium. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  13. ^ "Creation Adventures Museum". Creation Adventures Museum. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  14. ^ "CSI's Creation Discovery Museum". Creation Studies Institute. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  15. ^ Mead, Andy (March 10, 1996). "Jurassic Ark: Planned Museum Debunks Evolution, Religious Group says dinosaurs on Board with Noah". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  16. ^ a b c d "Ark Park teaches Crationism".
  17. ^ "Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum". Archived from the original on 2009-02-09.
  18. ^ Healy, Donna (October 18, 2009). "Dinosaur museum presents biblical view of origins". Billings Gazette.
  19. ^ Roadside America: New creationist museum buys cyclops kitty; wants more freaks
  20. ^ Associated Press, "Museum makes deformed kitty its main attraction", USA Today, April 6, 2006.
  21. ^ Benjamin Radford, "Latest Texas 'chupacabra' exhibited in creationist museum," Skeptical Inquirer, January/February 2010, p.7.
  22. ^ South Dakota Historical Society, The Grand River Museum
  23. ^ "Wyatt Museum". Wyatt Archaeological Research. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  24. ^ Roadside America: Creation evidence museum
  25. ^ Panicker, Jobin (April 18, 2019). "Inside the Dallas museum where faith meets science". WFAA. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  26. ^ "Arkansas Times (12 May 2005): State promotes new creationism museum". Archived from the original on 26 April 2006. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  27. ^ Time (2 May 2005): Dinosaurs for creationists
  28. ^ Anderson, Lisa. "Museum exhibits a creationist viewpoint.", Chicago Tribune, August 10, 2005. Accessed September 2, 2008.
  29. ^ Museum of Earth History website
  30. ^ Johnson, Alex (May 2, 2005). "The stirring on the mount: St. Helens used in drive to prove biblical creation with science". NBC News. Retrieved September 2, 2008.
  31. ^ "Volcano "Creation Center" museum moves to downtown Castle Rock". Longview, Washington: The Daily News. May 11, 2017.