They’re everywhere. I’ve been to the overhyped lie in Kentucky, and also to cheap sheds in Missouri and Pennsylvania and Utah and Washington, where deluded Elmer Gantry wannabes stack up a few fossils and make up Bible stories about their provenance and history. The latest to get written up in a newspaper is Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum in Montana. I’ve never been there. It’s completely unsurprising, though — it’s the same crap I’ve seen dozens of times before.
It’s got the collection of fossils, misused and misappropriated, with little plaques citing Bible verses and dishonestly declaring that their ceratopsian is only 4,000 years old.
It’s got a team of Bible-thumping, Jebus-loving hucksters all declaring the priority of their antique god-book over all the evidence they’re obscuring in their shack.
They’ve got their recycled drivel. It’s all about interpretation, you say this bone is 70 million years old, I say it’s 4000 years old. It’s just opinion, but I’ve got God on my side, so I’m right.
They also are oblivious to the fact that they’re promoting a peculiar interpretation of the Bible. This 6,000 year old Earth nonsense was not popular or common until the 1960s. Their revered ancient traditions are about as authentic as yuppies doing yoga.
There’s the same pseudoscience and lies.
The Bible also accounts for the size of the specimen in the collection, Canen said. Yes, the science points to more oxygen in the atmosphere then, but think of Methuselah, whom the Bible pegs at 969 years old when he died. If people lived 10 times longer than they do now, apply that factor of 10 to animals.
OK, motherfucker, then do it. Try breathing an atmosphere with higher pressure and higher oxygen concentration, so you too can live to be almost a thousand years old. Carl Baugh was going to do it, until the doctors explained to him that oxygen is corrosive and at higher concentrations the treatment would kill him. They aren’t just making up facts about prehistory, they’ve also got their own false version of physiology.
If you can trust any historical document, you can trust the Bible,Canen said.
Were the authors of the Bible there, at the creation event they describe? Then no, you apply the same tools to evaluate the veracity of your Bible that we apply to any historical document, and while the Bible might be a part of our understanding of the social, political, and religious thought of 1500-2000 years ago, it has nothing to contribute to our knowledge of the Mesozoic. Or science in general.
Goddamn but I despise these assholes.
There’s also another Noah’s Ark “replica”. Fuck. The inanity grows.