The creationist Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky. plans to unveil a new attraction this weekend: a world-class Allosaurus skeleton.
But unlike other museums, where dinosaur skeletons are used to “indoctrinate our kids with belief in evolution,” according to the institution, the Creation Museum’s skeleton will serve as “a testament to the truths found in God’s Word.”
“While evolutionists use dinosaurs more than anything to promote their worldview, especially to young students, our museum uses dinosaurs to help tell the account of history according to the Bible,” Ken Ham, president and founder of the Creation Museum and its parent organization, Answers in Genesis, said in a statement. “This remarkable allosaur is a great addition to our dinosaur exhibits. It’s been a pleasure to work with the Peroutka Foundation, which wants to use this great fossil in a God-honoring way.”
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.
Ebenezer is scheduled to go on display on Saturday.
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