Arizona has unfortunately been a hot-bed for Young Earth Creationism (YEC). Some of the smaller church-affiliated schools here teach YEC, and there are a number of groups that run creationist tours to the Grand Canyon. Up north, the Creation Research Society maintains the Van Andel Creation Research Center north of Chino Valley. And in Phoenix, we have Walt Brown’s Center for Scientific Creationism. For these alone, I’d have to apologize to the world on behalf on Arizona.
I recently stumbled across the Lost World Musuem which is apparently opening in Phoenix NY this Fall. The Musuem’s mission is to
“present the greatest evidence ever assembled which validates the creation account found in the book of Genesis.
We will explore past archeological finds and perhaps offer an alternative explanation as we present: the Giants of the pre-flood world, the remnants of ancient technology, the existence of Noah’s Ark, evidence for a worldwide flood, anomalous fossils and out of place artifacts.”
The Musuem is run by John Adolphi, a New Yorker who runs BibleLandStudios.com and has been attempting to buy all kinds of weird stuff (including holoprosenchephalic kittens) in an attempt to discredit evolution. Looks like I have a new field-trip for my Origins, Evolution & Creation class!
Edit: Jim Lippard pointed out that the Muesum is not in Phoenix AZ but is in Phoenix NY.