Cover

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Half-Title, Series Info, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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Contents

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p. vii

Museum Maps

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Introduction

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pp. 1-15

On May 28, 2007, the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, opened its doors, its purpose to “point today’s culture back to the authority of Scripture and proclaim the gospel message.” It does this by demonstrating that “the account of origins presented in Genesis is a simple but factual presentation of actual events.” ...

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Chapter 1: Museum

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pp. 16-63

In its very name the Creation Museum makes an important claim— namely, that it is a museum. That claim matters because museums enjoy a special status “as one of the most important sources for educating our children and as one of the most trustworthy sources of objective information.” People hold museums in high regard for good reason. ...

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Chapter 2: Science

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pp. 64-108

On February 4, 2014, CNN streamed a much-anticipated live debate between Ken Ham (CEO of Answers in Genesis [AiG]) and Bill Nye (of Bill Nye the Science Guy fame). At the center of the debate was the following question: “Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?” ...

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Chapter 3: Bible

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pp. 109-147

Writing in the second quarter of the fourth century BCE, just about a half century after papyrus arrived in Greece, Plato has Socrates comment in the Phaedrus on the dangers of a new technology of writing that was transforming his world from an oral to a written culture. ...

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Chapter 4: Politics

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pp. 148-191

At the beginning of the Bible Walkthrough Experience, just after the Dig Site with its display of an evolutionist and a creationist uncovering dinosaur fossils, Creation Museum visitors enter the Starting Points room. They are immediately confronted with a question stenciled upon a wall: ...

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Chapter 5: Judgment

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pp. 192-227

When visitors to the Creation Museum complete the Bible Walkthrough Experience, they enter a small room with walls that look like the stone and brick walls of an ancient street. Upon the walls are hanging what the museum designates as the final three Cs of history: ...

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Epilogue

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pp. 228-236

On February 27, 2014, Ken Ham held an “online press conference,” as he called it, in the Legacy Hall auditorium at the Creation Museum where the Nye–Ham debate had occurred just twenty-three days prior. Surprisingly, no members of the press appeared for the event. None can be seen on the AiG video of the event posted on the AiG website, ...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 237-240

William Vance Trollinger, Sr., was a petroleum geologist who ran two small Denver- based companies that made use of aerial photographs and satellite imagery to produce geologic maps that would assist in the discovery of oil and gas. A fundamentalist in theology if not in behavior—he liked a good glass of wine, made prodigious use of remarkably colorful expletives, ...

Notes

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pp. 241-298

Works Cited

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pp. 299-312

Suggestions for Further Reading

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pp. 313-316

Index

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pp. 317-327