Creationism Is Science Fiction

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Dinosaurs were in the Garden of Eden and only died out a few thousand years ago. That's the message of the $27 million Creation Museum, which opened in May in Kentucky. Science fiction author John Scalzi toured the museum the other day and discovered that dinosaurs

were still around as late as the mid-third millenium BC; they were hanging with the Sumerians and the Egyptians (or, well, could have). All those fossils? Laid down by Noah's Flood, my friends.

Reading Scalzi's account, you slowly realize that the Creation Museum is science fiction. That is, it's fiction about science.


Just look at the way the museum painstakingly includes all the evidence of continental drift. It turns out the continents moved really quickly while they were underwater during Noah's flood. The science is painstakingly accurate except for the timetable. That is, there really was a supercontinent named Rodinia, which preceded Pangea and may have been the first global supercontinent. But it was 800,000 years ago, not a few thousand. (And it turns out Rodinia wasn't the birthplace of Godzilla's arch-enemy Rodan. Scalzi just made that up.)

Your Creation Museum Report [Whatever]
Flickr photoset, with surreal dioramas.