Perched heavily on a white stone wall, a cast-iron stegosaurus watched expressionlessly as a backhoe tore up a patch of land that was supposed to have been left green. “We’ve been doing some more research in the last few months which has already indicated we have to add extra parking,” Mark Looy shouted over the rumbling. “The lobby is probably also going to be too small. That outdoor area with the pillars, that’s going to be glass-enclosed now. That becomes a portico, a kind of pre-lobby for people to gather, get their tickets. Our projections are for more than two hundred and fifty thousand guests in the first year, and so we had to do some expansion.”
That was an sample of Daniel Radosh’s book Rapture Ready!: Adventures in the Parallel Universe of Christian Pop Culture a chapter of which is available for free download from the National Center for Science Education. Click here for the free download. Click here to visit the NCSE.