The Strange Use of Science at the Creation Museum

In Righting America, we took seriously AiG’s claim, as articulated by Jason Lisle (PhD in astrophysics and director of the planetarium at the Creation Museum), that there is “plenty of science that confirms a biblical creation” and that “[m]uch of this science is...

And Now, Some Praise for Ark Encounter!

Ok. Maybe we have been unfair. Maybe we have been one-sided in our discussion of Ark Encounter. It is certainly true that we have made a point of noting that – despite all the emphasis on literally reproducing the Ark described in Genesis – Ken Ham’s Ark is not...

An Even Stranger Object

If the object of the Creation Museum is strange, the object of the Ark Encounter is even stranger. At the Creation Museum, a central idea seems to have been to attempt to re-create certain scenes that Genesis says occurred in the Garden of Eden. Thus, as visitors wind...

Strange Objects

They call it the Creation Museum. It’s a museum. At least that is what Answers in Genesis (the Creation Museum’s parent organization) says it is. Although a number of scholars and commentators have contested that claim (and for good reason), we decided to go with it....

A Gift from White Evangelicals: President Trump

Exit polling data reveal that white evangelicals voted for Trump by an overwhelming 81 to 16 percent margin. Evangelical support for Trump was particularly important in swing states such as Florida. To be sure, there are evangelicals who, like historian and blogger...