Kenneth Chang of The New York Times wrote about actual scientists visiting the Creation Museum the other day.
He now adds one addendum to that piece. It appears the Creation Museum actually espouses evolution.
Chang explains the Creationist view that Noah’s Ark did not hold “two of every animal,” rather it held “two of every kind of animal”… meaning it may have held one pair of dogs, which evolved into several variants of dogs, but not into new species. This is an example of microevolution, which they believe in.
That’s when it gets weird:
The descendants of the ark dog include foxes, states one of the museum signs. This is pretty incredible if you don’t accept the theory of evolution. Dogs (and wolves) have a genome of 78 chromosomes. The red fox has 34 chromosomes. By most any measure, dogs and foxes are different species and yet here in the Creation Museum, it was stated that foxes had diversified from dogs, with major changes in appearance and genetic make-up, in an incredibly short time of less than 4,500 years — far, far faster than an evolutionary biologist would claim.
… If dog to fox is microevolution, then it seems that hominid to human would also be microevolution.
Either the Creation Museum supports evolution… or they don’t understand their own beliefs.
I’m going to assume they just didn’t do their own research. It would tie in perfectly well with the rest of the museum.