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The Anti-Museum: An overview and review of the Answers in Genesis Creation "Museum"

by Daniel Phelps

President, Kentucky Paleontological Society
edrioasteroid@msn.com

Creation Museum

2800 Bullittsburg Church Road
Petersburg, KY 41080
(888) 582-4253

Hours & Pricing
Hours of operation (ET)
  • Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday* 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
*Memorial Day to Labor Day Only
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day, New Year's Eve/Day
General admission

Creationism Past and Present

Varieties of Creationism

Organized opposition to the teaching of evolution began in the 1920s and continues to the present, although scientific debate about common descent of all living things was over by the 1880s. As discussed in this article by Eugenie C. Scott, there are many varieties of creationism which reject evolution.

Anti-Evolution Incidents

Anti-evolution episodes can be small or large, short or enduring, largely private or largely public. In some cases, these episodes result in legal battles and lawsuits, even reaching the United States Supreme Court. See our special section on Creationism and the Law to learn about major legal cases concerning evolution education.

Recommended Books about Creationism and Evolution

(Book titles are linked to Amazon.)

Alters, Brian J. and Sandra Alters
Defending Evolution: A guide to the creation/evolution controversy
Sudbury, Mass: Jones & Bartlett Pub (2001)

The Wedge Document

(Note - This is the text of the Discovery Institute's "Wedge Document," prepared in 1998. It lays out "the Wedge strategy" by which the newly-formed Center for Renewal of Science and Culture would promote "intelligent design" creationism.)

THE WEDGE

CENTER FOR THE RENEWAL OF SCIENCE & CULTURE

INTRODUCTION

Forum on "Intelligent Design" held at the American Museum of Natural History (April 23, 2002)

Forum on "Intelligent Design" held at the American Museum of Natural History (April 23, 2002)

This is a transcript of a forum held at the American Museum of Natural History on the idea of "Intelligent Design". The featured speakers were Dr. William Dembski and Dr. Michael Behe as proponents of the idea of "Intelligent Design" and Dr. Robert Pennock and Dr. Kenneth Miller as critics of the idea. The program was moderated by Dr. Eugenie Scott. Throughout the transcript each speaker is identified by their initials.

Toe to Toe with Young-Earth Creationists

by Bill Thwaites

Dedicated to Frank Awbrey

Becoming Aware of Creationism

The first I ever heard of creationism was in a mailing I received from the Creation Science Quarterly in the late 1960's. It was a call for papers supporting the biblical account of creation. I saved the announcement in a file folder called “Funny Mail,” but have since lost it. I wondered what kind of journal would limit its contributions to those supporting only one conclusion?

Ohio Scientists' Intelligent Design Poll

A poll of scientists' opinions on "intelligent design", commissioned by the University of Cincinnati and Case Western Reserve University, was presented in October, 2002. Here are the results:


Internet Public Opinion Laboratory
Department of Political Science University of Cincinnati

By: George Bishop, PhD Professor of Political Science Director Internet Public Opinion Laboratory Department of Political Science University of Cincinnati (513) 556-5078


The Evolutionary Wars in Ohio

by Trisha Gura

Reprinted from the HHMI Bulletin, September 2002, pages 24-27. ©2002 Howard Hughes Medical Institute

For a PDF version, click here.

Evolving Banners at the Discovery Institute

The original banner of the Discovery Institute's Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture — the institutional home of "intelligent design" creationism — featured the familiar picture from the Sistine Chapel of God touching Adam:

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