Wednesday, September 27, 2006

More Dino News

Here are a couple more interesting Dino-stories in the news.

Two 'unique' dinosaurs found on Grand Staircase

Large flock of parrot-like dinosaurs uncovered

And just when you thought it was safe to practice science well there are those Creationists who still insist on the Alley Oop view of history.

Museum puts dinosaurs in Eden
Like most natural history museums, this one has exhibits showing dinosaurs roaming the Earth.Except here, the giant reptiles share the forest with Adam and Eve. That, of course, is contradicted by science, but that's the point of the $25 million Creation Museum rising fast in rural Kentucky.

Dinosaurs, Bible meet in Pensacola
Inside Dinosaur Adventure Land, a creationist theme park that sits behind a string of car dealerships on a busy commercial strip in Pensacola, a group of 50 home-schooled children romped in the muggy afternoon heat. ''Dinosaurs were big lizards who lived with Adam and Eve,'' park founder Kent Hovind told children and their parents during a presentation on dinosaurs and the book of Genesis. Hovind, an evangelist and former earth-science teacher, launched the amusement park in 2001 to promote young earth creationism - the belief that God created the Earth and all of its inhabitants in six days 6,000 years ago. Most scientists estimate that the Earth is about 4.5 billion years old. ''The goal is to start thousands of these,'' he said.

Don't laugh they want to build one outside of Drumheller, Alberta where the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is. The largest display of Dino's in North America. - Arts - Film - 'Heller Skelter
Although awed by the grandeur of the valley’s rolling hills, it was Drumheller’s peculiar culture that struck him as documentary material. This town of less than 6,000 is a functioning paradox: it’s home to the biggest dinosaur cemetery in the world and a hotbed for creationism. For Carriere, the presence of so many creationists in a town where you can’t drive a block without seeing a kitschy dino statue was irresistibly ironic. His new film, The Cross and Bones, is about competing pilgrimages. The film opens with shots of paleontologists arriving in the Badlands to dig for remains, while in the hills nearby, devout Christians gather to rehearse the annual Passion play (the re-enactment of Christ’s crucifixion). If that juxtaposition isn’t odd enough, Carriere introduces us to yet another local pilgrimage: the annual biker rally held in the Drumheller Valley, a scene of black leather, sun-baked skin, motorcycle stunts and loads of drinking.

And for a laugh check this out: A Creationist looks at the Royal Tyrell museum

I wonder if he used this guide book.... Royal Tyrrell Museum Guide, Revised Edition by Margaret Helder, Ph.D.

Don't visit the Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller without this indispensible guide! "Everything in the museum can be interpreted in a long age or young age context, depending on one's world view." Get the other point of view, and find out how these fossils testify to the truth of Scripture. Uniquely Canadian Creation Ressources

Who knew Hanna-Barbera got it right?!







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