Beth and I had the great opportunity to visit the Creation Museum near Cincinnati with the Thompson’s this past Saturday. While this was our second visit, we felt like this time we were able to take in more since it was not as busy as this time last year. The great thing about the museum is that it is set up so that you can go at your own pace. If you want to read everything at that station or watch every video, you can without thinking that you are holding up the line. I am also glad to say that Jason “drank the juice” and is leaning now more towards a young earth view which says that the Earth is really only about 6,000 years old. While some may discredit this view, what they cannot discredit is the fact that this museum provides a great amount of science and logic to defend their view and to counter the opposing views. One of the comments Jason made that I like was that he was sort of expecting that the museum would present these grand views but with no meat behind it to stand on. However, after going through the whole tour, he felt like they had supported and defended every argument they produced! Here are a couple of factoids that I remember and that stuck out in my mind:
- The word “dinosaur” was not invented until the mid-1800’s so of course it is not in the Bible.
- According to the Biblical timeline, Methuselah was born 200 years before Adam died . . . and overlapped the life of Noah. So he could have heard from Adam about the Fall and then relayed the story to Noah.
- The center piece of their theory is the great, worldwide Flood. This accounts for the shifting of the continents, the ice on Greenland, the great canyons and caves, and the crisp fossils discovered.
- From my own reasoning, if the land was in the Pangaea-like state before the flood, then Mt. Everest did not exist until after the flood. If these massive mountain ranges did not exist, then this would allow for the whole earth to be covered and yet the people on the ark not die from being at 29,000 ft for nearly one year.