While a small airplane flew overhead, towing a banner that read, “Thou shalt not lie,” Ken Ham and his cronies opened their $27 million “museum” near Cincinnati today, and were met with condemnation from the country’s scientists. This so-called “museum” portrays God as creating the heavens and the Earth in six days approximately 6,000 years ago. Ham responded to the criticism by claiming that his incorrect and unorthodox views were finally being represented publically.
“What we’ve done here is to give people an opportunity to hear information that is not readily available … to challenge them that really you can believe the Bible’s history,” said Ken Ham, president of the group Answers in Genesis that founded the museum.
Unfortunately, Ham has forgotten that most people in this country get an earful of wacky religious beliefs every Sunday from the time they are born, whereas many children in this country are not taught the fundamentals of evolution even by the time they reach high school.
In this so-called “museum”, exhibits reveal that the Grand Canyon took just days to form during Noah’s flood, that dinosaurs coexisted with humans and had a place on Noah’s Ark, and Cain married his sister to fill the earth with people, among other Biblical wonders.
However, contrary to Christian beliefs, the scientific evidence shows that the universe is 14 billion years old rather than 6,000, and that life evolved over time, rather than being created suddenly by a supreme being. I think that Ham and his gang should heed their own advice; “Thou shalt not lie.”