instead of feeding the hungry, we’re building a fake museum

I was just reading Metafilter and happened across a mention of a new attraction that’s being planned just an hour or so south of the giant Jesus torso I told you about a couple months ago. Yes, it looks as though northern Kentucky is getting the $20 million museum commemorating God’s creation of the earth 6,000 years ago. (“California can have their stem cell initiative. We’ve got the Creation Museum.”) Right now, the man behind the ambitious undertaking, Ken Ham, is just at the fundraising stage, but he’s got big plans. If you’re interested, you can read all about them in this article in Lexington’s Ace Weekly. Here’s my favorite clip from the article:

…Dr. Jim Krupa, an assistant professor of biology at UK, challenges that assertion. “Scientific theory is a very powerful thing,” he said. “Evolution isn’t a theory, it’s a fact. We actually understand evolution better than we understand gravity.” He dismisses the view creationists advance of “scientific theory” as an educated guess or strong hunch.

Though he has no problem with the proposed museum. “I’m in favor of it,” he said. “I wish they’d put it right next to campus so I could take my class over to visit. I wish they’d put up the Bogeyman Natural History Museum right next to it, and we’ll visit that as well.”

I should find Dr. Krupa’s email address and send him a letter thanking him for saying, on the record, that this project is the equivalent, scientifically speaking, of a Bogeyman Museum… That’s the best quote I’ve seen in weeks.

Although I’m curious to see how they explain the coexistence of Adam, Eve and pterodactyls, my hope is that Ken Ham absconds with the all money before they even start assembling the animatronic Darwin that whistles at little boys. (note: I predict that within the next year, we will see a huge, coordinated campaign against the character of Charles Darwin. I’m guessing that he’ll be a drunken pedophile, but I suppose it could be bestiality. That would probably be more appropriate, wouldn’t it?) How many warning signs do we need that we’re heading down the wrong path?

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  1. Posted December 8, 2004 at 6:33 am | Permalink

    I predict that Darwin will be portrayed as a homosexual who came up with the theory of evolution to further his cornholing cause. After all, he did spend a long time on a ship with only male sailors for company…

  2. Posted December 8, 2004 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    I’d laugh at the possibility of people dissing Darwin, if it weren’t so sad that it’s probably in the planning stages. I almost want to get a Darwin fish for my car!

  3. Posted December 8, 2004 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    This was also mentioned at boing boing with an update that I thought you might find interesting:

    Here’s a link to the bb post:

  4. Posted December 8, 2004 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Darwin is the road to Hell–Hell Michigan, that is. From Dexter, MI, take Dexter-Pincney Road north, and turn left on Darwin Road–if you go down that Darwin Road, you wind up in Hell!

  5. Brett
    Posted December 8, 2004 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    For whatever reason, i at first resisted actually clicking the link and exploring the website for the museum. I just did.
    That site KICKS ASS. Seriously. He’s completely wrong, yes, but he is wrong in the most extremely complicated way one could ever imagine (and even has footnotes!)
    My personal favorite is the explanation for how Noah could fit all the animals (including dinosaurs) on the ark. Priceless.
    Ken Ham is IN THE HOUSE! I’ve just ordered ten “Love offering” quilts myself, and I don’t even have a bed!

  6. Jim
    Posted December 9, 2004 at 5:21 am | Permalink

    I like that this museum gives the lie to the claim that “creation science,” uh, I mean, “intelligent design,” is a scientific theory. Most of the displays are about biblical history, and they don’t even try to distinguish between religion and science.

  7. mark
    Posted December 11, 2004 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    As this museum is going to be built very close to my parents’ house in Kentucky, I’ll suspect I’ll be driving by it often. As that’s the case, I’d like to start thinking about things I could do to disrupt their message (you can read that as ‘fuck with them’). I suppose I could put flyers under the wipers of cars, but there’s got to be something better than that. Give me your ideas if you’ve got any.

  8. Ken
    Posted December 11, 2004 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    You could drive your car through the lobby.

  9. mark
    Posted December 11, 2004 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    Good idea, Ken, but I’m thinking that I could do more damage on the staff… If my real job will give me a month off, I may try it.

  10. Posted October 14, 2005 at 8:35 pm | Permalink animalsfuckinghumans

  11. mark
    Posted October 14, 2005 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    As tempted as I am to learn about the sub-genre of “gay bestiality,” I think I’ll pass. Thank you for the offter though.

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