Salon rave for new Creation Museum: “Out of this world”
posted at 10:28 pm on May 30, 2007 by Allahpundit
The faithful will enjoy the detail in which the exhibits are rendered, the skeptics will enjoy the snark with which the piece is peppered. Fun for the whole Hot Air family. Takeaways:
An oversize cobra-like snake makes an appearance, and before you know it, Eve is holding grape-size, blood-colored fruits in her outstretched hand, offering knowledge of good and evil to a flummoxed-looking Adam. “We’re not sure what kind of fruit it was, but we do know it wasn’t an apple,” says Looy, perhaps to demonstrate the kind of questions the several Ph.D. researchers at the museum are now toiling over in the labs behind the walls of the exhibition space.
Also, this, from the “Confusion” room:
A montage slide show of fetuses, starving kids, swastikas, tourniquet-bound arms ready for the needle bombard the wall in a room with a soundtrack of blaring sirens, boots marching in unison, and crying kids. In the middle of this urban mess is a big wrecking ball with the words “Millions of Years” carved into it. Ham blames the notion that the Earth is quite a bit older than the Bible suggests for just about all the world’s problems. Evolution, which requires large amounts of time for small changes to accumulate into larger ones, makes it far too easy for people not to believe the Bible, he says. And that loss of belief “is at the root of modern evil.”
The scenes of prelapsarian harmony between mountain lions and lambs are also worth the click. Dig in!