Monday, May 28, 2007

Creation Museum Grand Opening

Although I had already attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, I also wanted to be a part of the grand opening ceremony at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. The lines were really long. Even with my special pass, I had to wait almost two hours to get tickets for sections of the museum.

I stayed quite late, enjoyed a walk on the nature trails, and watched the fireworks from my car. I'm really tired tonight, especially after catching up on replies to some of my comments on other blogs. So please excuse my brevity.

There were protestors outside the Creation Museum property. They carried signs that I found quite humorous because there were plenty of meaningless attacks, personal attacks on Ken Ham, and some quite hateful signs. However, there were also some signs that showed some good forethought, or else someone just ignorantly pulled information of a list forwarded to them in email. Some of the protestors seemed to have a good heart, but others just had a aura of hate it seemed.

One of the protestors claimed in his/her blog (sorry, I can't remember who said it) that there were 200 attendees at the peak time. But I drove in sometime around noon, and it looked like maybe only a couple or few dozen people at most.

There were some new signs place in the museum since the last time that I walked through, and I noticed some new environmental sound effects in other places.

I asked a few of the staff for a count of how many people had come through today. The answers ranged from 2,000 to 5,000, but each was based on a different "checkpoint" (such as the planetarium, the admission counter, one of the entry doors, etc.). The final count will probably appear on AiG's site tomorrow.

This was a great day, and I look forward to my next visit. Maybe some of my atheist or evolutionist friends will come with me.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Creation Museum Ribbon-Cutting

Yesterday, I had the great honor of attending Answers in Genesis' invitation-only ribbon-cutting ceremony for Creation Museum. It was an incredible event, and the museum itself it absolutely breath-taking. There's so much science, so much history, and so much skill that went into the construction of this $27-million museum.

But my excitement was not shared with everyone else. Among all the media coverage and supports present were several who had malicious intentions. What especially disappointed me was to see one group of guys stoop to a terrible low of silly deception in order to get in an try to record everything.

Of course, the internet is full of blogs and articles about Creation Museum. What amazes me is that almost every blog that criticizes the museum does so without the author having ever been inside. That's bad journalism and bad science. And so many people don't even know what science is! It's no wonder that they believe so blindly and are afraid of hearing something contrary to their beliefs.

That raises another interesting point. There are dozens, maybe even hundreds of secular, evolutionary museums in the world. Evolution is pushed and indoctrinated in so many places. Kids aren't taught how to think, but only what to think according to the beliefs of the school board. So in all of this mess, why are evolutionists so afraid of one Creation Museum in Kentucky? Are their beliefs so unfounded that a single museum scares them? Creation Museum clearly explains both popular views, and presents evidence that makes the visitor think. Do evolutionists have a problem with people being able to choose what they think? What are they so afraid of?

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Please welcome me

Well, I've entered the web 2.0 world. I've been a lurker for a while, but I felt it's time to finally start writing my own blog and contributing a little more to the already popular blogosphere.

So, um, do I have any readers?