Back From Kentucky!

I’ve just got back from a road trip to Marrowbone, KY (!!). Mostly I was there for a friend’s wedding. Here’s the church where the wedding took place. Pretty, but truly in the middle of nowhere. And, yes, I did find time to pay another visit to the Creation Museum, even though it is in an entirely different part of the state. How could I not? They’ve opened the Dinosaur Den and the Petting Zoo since the last time I was there!

The largest towns near Marrowbone are Burkesville and Tompkinsville, which have a few thousand people between them. My motel room had the Burkesville/Tompkinsville yellow pages, which looked more like a magazine than any phone book I have ever seen. Just out of curiosity, I looked up “Churches.” Twenty-four options to choose from. Alas, I didn’t think to look for synagogues.

And under bookstores? One entry. And that was for the Verizon Directory Store. Somehow I don’t think you can pick up The Origin of Species there.

Comments

  1. #1 Hopeful Monster
    June 30, 2008

    My local phone book has four pages of churches and only two pages of restaurants. One of the subheadings under churches is “Churches-Islamic.” No “Churches-Jewish” or “Synagogues” to be found.

  2. #2 Derek James
    June 30, 2008

    From their website, 1-day admission is $21.95. Did you really spend 22 bucks to get into this place? And isn’t that financially supporting them?

    I guess I had the same problem with people who paid money to see Expelled (as opposed to seeing a free screening or for a movie review). You’re giving idiots money.

  3. #3 Ed
    July 1, 2008

    I’ve got to chime in on this too…they profit from your visit twice, financially and in terms of attendance. They then turn around and use both attendance and profit to publicize their popularity. I say don’t go unless it’s a completely free day. Maybe they’ll have a “free to evolutionists day” – or maybe not.

  4. #4 Blake Stacey
    July 1, 2008

    A dozen scientists visiting the Creation Museum in order to know the enemy is still just a $270 drop in a $27 million bucket. One must weigh the monetary cost against the educational benefit, which thanks to the Internet is accrued by the scientific community at large.

  5. #5 BobbyEarle
    July 2, 2008

    I am sure you had a good trip, but I have to ask:

    Just how long did it take to recharge your brain when you got back?

    I am planning a trip to Texas to visit my grandfather, so this was weighing on my mind a bit.

  6. #6 bodydetox
    July 5, 2008

    i have seen the ” The Origin of Species ” it is a bit interesting

  7. #7 söve
    October 23, 2008

    thanks.