Ken Ham and the folks at the Creation Museum are very excited about fossil Allosaurus specimen that has been donated to them by the Peroutka Foundation, run by Christian Reconstructionist (read: religious fascist) Michael Peroutka. So excited that they’re saying predictably dumb things about it:
The museum has boasted that its Allosaurus fragilis fossil has one of the “six or seven” best-preserved Allosaurus skulls ever discovered. More than half of the creature’s bones were found in ground in Colorado in 2002, and the skull has 53 teeth still in place.
Dr. Andrew Snelling, a geologist who works for Answers in Genesis, “[said] that the intact skeleton of this allosaur is a testimony to an extremely rapid burial, which is confirmation of the global catastrophe of a Flood a few thousand years ago,” according to the museum.
The museum acquired the skeleton, which has been named Ebenezer, from the Elizabeth Streb Peroutka Foundation. Michael Peroutka, one of the board members of the foundation, “says that this fossil is a testimony to the creative power of God and also lends evidence to the truth of a worldwide catastrophic flooding of the earth about 4,500 years ago as described in the Bible,” according to the Museum.
This is especially true when the evidence of geology conclusively disproves the idea that there was a global flood ever, let alone a few thousand years ago. In fact, there is an incredible Allosaurus nesting site found in Wyoming in strata that young earth creationist claim were laid down during this global flood. Pretty amazing how those dinosaurs managed to tread water while finding food and mating, all while thousands of feet of sediments were laid down below them and build a nesting site in the middle of a raging flood.