Righting America at the Creation Museum

Welcome to the online home of Righting America at the Creation Museum. This site aims to extend scholarly conversations about topics related to creationism, fundamentalism, and the Christian Right in contemporary American culture.  We have been studying the Creation Museum since 2008, asking questions about the museum and the larger enterprise of Answers in Genesis (including the Ark Encounter) as it pertains to Americans’ understandings of science, the Bible, and politics.

Our Reviews page provides links to online resources in which Righting America has received critical reception.

Our News & Events page highlights recent updates and features related to our academic and public presentations of our research behind the book.

Most important, the RACM Blog provides readers a forum for sustaining dialogue on our work.

We hope you will use the materials and media provided on our site to develop richer understandings of the arguments we make in Righting America at the Creation Museum.

book cover of Righting America at the Creation Museum
RACM Blog Recent Posts

The Devil’s Music, Part Two

For all of the experimentation and use of innovative, new music, much of the energy behind the Christian Rock comes from the right end of the spectrum. It’s pretty clear from the theology of the music and the social outlook over the decades that it has been more conservative than anything else.

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The End of Global Warming is Not Even Close

Great climatic changes in the Earth’s past occurred over tens and hundreds of thousand years, whereas the present temperature increases occurs over just hundreds of years. Such fast rate of change limits the ability of natural environment or even human society to adjust and adapt to the changes, leading to devastating consequences.

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Recent Updates

RACM Blog cited at Americans United for Separation of Church & State

Americans United cites the RACM Blog in their latest coverage of Ken Ham’s tax woes at Ark Encounter.

Exploring a Fundamentalist Curriculum at I Love You But You’re Going to Hell

Our colleague Adam Laats examines Ken Ham’s latest venture into apologetics education.

Excerpt from Righting America featured at Utne Reader.

Utne Reader has posted an excerpt of the Introduction to Righting America at the Creation Museum.