Creationists on the move!

Yeesh. There’s a new creation “museum” that is basically a big trailer touring around the Midwest. It’s called Semisaurus — and they’re going to be spreading miseducation all over Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri in the next few months.

Oh, boy. Cowboys and dinosaurs. Wasn’t there a cheesy movie about that?

Fortunately, it looks small and cramped, so they’re not going to be able to shuffle too many kids through their bullshit.

The really sad thing is that they’re not coming to Minnesota. If they were, I’d be sure to show up to point and laugh.


  1. naturalcynic says

    Valley of the Gwangi from 1969 with stop motion creatures by Ray Harryhausen. One of those hidden Lost World habitats with various dinos that members of a Wild West show found and tried to capture. The Gwangi was an Allosaurus.

  2. woozy says

    Valley of the Gwangi from 1969 with stop motion creatures by Ray Harryhausen.

    I used to love movies like that. I wonder if I can rent it….

    (… I suppose if I *really* were wondering I could look it up but….)

  3. Pierce R. Butler says

    From the FAQ of the link provided:

    We’ve converted a 48-foot semi trailer into a state of the art museum…

    The art of museumry seems in a weakened state lately.

    … that is packed with high-end displays, animatronic dinosaurs and evidence-based information to teach the Truth about creation and evolution

    Oh boy – can’t go wrong with capital-T Truth!

    From the photos, it looks like they take the animatronosaurs out into the parking lot at each stop.

    The museum will answer questions like – How old is the earth? What happened to the dinosaurs? What caused the Ice Age?

    Betcha they’re gonna straighten us all out about this “climate change” stuff too!

    The museum has four main display areas that provide historical context, fossils, artifacts and interactive cut-screen technologies.

    That’s about 12 ft per topic. Must have a lotta fine print on each display label.

    Visitors can participate in a self-guided audio tour, see a replica of Noah’s ark…

    Oddly, their itinerary lists no stops in Kentucky this year.

    … and take in the sights, sounds and smells of ‘the swamp room.’

    See/hear/smell it quick, before the President makes them drain it!

    It’s professional, highly technical and engaging for nearly every age group.

    “Highly technical” will bring everybody running (/crawling/toddling/wheeling…)!

  4. wzrd1 says

    I think that they confused what was being spoken of when the kids saw their ancient semi.

    Let me guess, their view of the ice age was that of a lousy science fiction movie, where global warming caused an ice age that began in literally one day, right?

  5. microraptor says

    naturalcynic @2:

    Also The Beast Of Hollow Mountain, which was featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Return.

    As Gypsy points out, it’s probably the only film in history in which a man is strangled to death by a Tyrannosaurus.

  6. chigau (違う) says

    I gooogled “Eric Roberts”. I have seen almost everything he’s been in and I still have no clear memory of him.
    He is quite photogenic, though.

  7. woozy says

    I have to admit. I *love* their dinosaurs chasing the prospectors in the badlands.

    Love, love, love it.

    (I hope I don’t have them to thank for it.)

    There is a movie called Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs!

    Sigh… it looks like the Cowboys win….

  8. davidc1 says

    I don’t think them are proper American cowboys ,running away from a big lizard ,i bet john wayne would have stood his ground .

  9. Jeremy Shaffer says

    I don’t really have anything to add except that the title of this post reminded me of the “Whalers on the Moon” jingle from Futurama.

  10. blf says

    I also had to look up Eric Roberts, and whilst recognising the names of several of the movies he acted in, was amazed to discover he was The Master in the 1996 Doctor Who movie (with Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor). Although a key character, he was, well, utterly forgettable in the role. (Actually, I’ve always found The Master, supposedly The Doctor’s moral enemy, a bit tiresome, but at least, as an example, as portrayed by Roger Delgado, he wasn’t forgettable.)