As I mentioned before, various folks associated with the Panda’s Thumb and Scienceblogs showed up on the doorstep of the Answers in Genesis “Creation Museum” yesterday to take the tour.
Here’s the imposing facade. Mind you, this concave surface of glass is oriented to the south, which means that in the summertime the heat out on that plaza gets to be something fierce. I think it is obvious that people aren’t supposed to hang around outside, they are supposed to head right on in.
And here’s almost all of our group, including Prof. Steve Steve. I didn’t catch everybody’s name, so please help me fill this list in. From the left to the right, there’s me, Laurie Lebo, Tara Smith, Jason Rosenhouse, Art Hunt, Kay Hoppe, Prof. Steve Steve, Amy Hunt, Richard Hoppe, and Andrea Bottaro. [Thanks to everyone for helping me complete the list!]
Once one has bought a ticket, the lobby area looms. To the left is the “Dragon’s Lair” bookstore, which sells a bewildering array of DVD videos in addition to the usual books. Ahead are the start of exhibits, where on the left side is a diorama that is a bit odd, to say the least. There is a large aquarium with freshwater fish and turtles, while along the “riverbank” there are animatronic dinosaurs and children. While AiG advances the notion that carnivory did not begin until after the Fall of Adam, one would think that by the time there were children not specifically identified in the bible that carnivory would be an issue. As I pointed out to Kay Hoppe at one point, expecting consistency will lead to disappointment. Off to the right, there is “Noah’s Cafe” and the entryway to the rest of the museum, and also to the special effects theater showing “Men in White”.
That will have to do for now. More later.