Post Published on August 23, 2008.
Last Updated on March 13, 2016 by davemackey.
Well, I said I’d come back to the Creation Museum…so here goes. If you haven’t already, read my first post on the museum. Today we are only going to cover their core exhibit – The 7 C’s of History. This will be mainly a photographic tour. As with its other exhibits, I was immensely impressed by the quality of the 7 C’s of History exhibit. While you may disagree on a philosophical basis with the premise of the Creation Museum, there is no arguing with the quality of their presentations.
As we started our tour we saw some beautiful tanks with fish and other water creatures, this was set into a larger picture of some ancient individuals fishing.
You can see one of these people sitting next to a small dinosaur. By this you can tell the great emphasis of the Creation Museum – the co-existence of creatures in a rather short time span rather than the evolutionary scale of millions of years.
They had a number of nifty poisonous frogs as well. Here is just one of them. Amazing how brightly colored they are.
The Creation Museum attempts to lay a foundation for all of its exhibits and beliefs by stating that both creationists and evolutionists have the same evidence, they just interpret it through different lenses.
And these guys just pop up all throughout the presentation. But look at the beautiful detail of the artwork!
A comparison of the philosophical basis upon which creationists/evolutionists base their theories and the results of these divergent viewpoints.
Same as above, but concerning cosmology.
Looking at biological diversity.
Summing up how the different “assumptions” all bring to their studies result in different endpoints.
Traveling through biblical history…the giving of the ten commandments to Moses, etc.
Martin Luther. He was unpopular in his times as well. The Creation Museum takes him as an example of how change needs to occur even in the face of adversity and that popular opinion or authoritative opinion does not always arbitrate truth.
A number of old bibles. Charity pointed out to me one Hebrew version where the last letter on each line was stretched out to take up the rest of the page so they could start a new word on each new line.
Notice the penguin mixed in with Adam and the rest of the animals. The Creation Museum doesn’t insist that a penguin was actually present in the garden – rather that its ancestors where…but is attempting to suggest that the original variety of creatures could have all been present in the garden simultaneously. This in part would be possible because the various specific types of animals we have may have come from a few common ancestors (natural selection, not molecules-to-man evolution – a distinction they heavily promote).
Note the serpent in the tree above Adam and Eve. Funnily enough Charity pointed out it doesn’t have limbs (whereas Scripture would seem to indicate the loss of limbs was a punishment for the fall).
The results of sin…the necessity for a sacrifice. A constant reminder of the insurmountable evil (death) caused by sin.
The first murder, when Cain kills Abel.
Building Noah’s Ark.
They had a wall of the ark built out.
A cross-section of what the ark may have looked like.
A model of the ark.
And another…you can’t see the people and animals trapped on the rock – very sad.
An interesting set that repeated a video series using CGI of a worldwide flood sweeping over the earth. One of the few poor design decisions in my opinion – this should have been project based rather than four small LCDs.
How diversity came from the original creatures.
Well, that’s all I have folks. Tomorrow we’ll try to get back to some more normal length articles. Just to summarize up – the Creation Museum was quite the experience. No matter your philosophical viewpoint on origins, I think you’d enjoy walking through this museum.