We know about the Creation Museum in Kentucky.
There’s also one in Canada.
And once Bill Mielke gets some money, there will be one in Wisconsin Dells:
While he has yet to find a space, Mielke said he hopes to rent or purchase one within the next year. Mielke said he liked the idea of Wisconsin Dells because 3 million people visit it each year.
“Dinosaurs are very attractive to young and old people alike, and we’d like to tell them a different story about them,” he said. “People will say, ‘Where is this stuff coming from? I’ve never heard this stuff before.’ And even if they don’t believe it, they’ll find it interesting.”
Psst: They’ve never heard this stuff because you’re making it all up.
There is one voice of reason in the article: John Hawks, a professor of biological anthropology at UW-Madison:
“Intelligent design creationism has no scientific credibility whatsoever”… “It is not science”… “There is no aspect of our biology that is inconsistent with an evolutionary explanation,” he said. “Wisconsin is a world leader in evolutionary genetics, and our students are at the very forefront of today’s breakthroughs in evolutionary science.”…
“I think it’s unfortunate that people are willing to spend their money to support the intelligent design falsehoods, which threaten to keep Wisconsin’s kids from leading the way to tomorrow’s advances,” Hawks said. “Outside ‘The Flintstones,’ dinosaurs and humans never lived together, and kids who are taught such outrageous lies will be three steps behind in their future education.
“Certainly, between the upside-down White House and ‘Ripley’s Believe It Or Not,’ the Dells has a great reputation for fantasy entertainment,” Hawks added. “But intelligent design creationism goes well beyond fantasy into the realm of delusion.”
Well said, sir.
If you’re knowledgeable about evolution and Biology, you’ll have a great time picking out the flaws in Mielke’s reasoning. He makes enough statements to keep you busy for a while.
Oh, and the article ends with this little nugget:
To help fund Dells-Delton Free Dinosaur Museum, or to voice public interest, contact Mielke at (608) 432-3226 or at PO Box 152, Wisconsin Dells.
Yep. Voice your interest.
(Thanks to Mriana for the link!)
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