Citing dismay with an educational system that is “censoring” science, a non-profit group in Boise, Idaho, has opened up a creationist museum hoping to present a “biblical perspective and a naturalistic perspective.”
According to the Idaho Statesman, the fledgling Northwest Science Museum has opened up a “Vision House,” located next to a store that sells Magic the Gathering and other gaming supplies, with hopes to someday move to a 450,000 square feet facility where they can display a full-sized replica of Noah’s ark.
The current facility has one employee assisted by volunteers.
“We’re a non-profit organization and we want to show a lot of science that’s being censored and presented to the public, ” explained executive director Doug Bennett. “Show both a biblical perspective and a naturalistic perspective on items, on fossils, on ancient technology, on that sort of thing.”
A display on the ‘Formation of Comets” states: “Naturalistic explanations for the formation of comets fails to provide an adequate answer. The mere existence of short period comets frustrates evolutionary thinking.”
Speaking to a group of children, a volunteer curator agrees with “skeptics” who question how Noah could have brought dinosaurs upon his ark.
“But yet they found a baby diploducus in Argentina — a complete skeleton, 27-inches long,” he explained. ” Noah, being the smart man he was … he’s going to bring a baby or young one along that’s gonna live longer, reproduce a lot more.”
According to Bennett, the current center cost about $10,000 to open, and many of the items displayed come from the personal collections of those who backed the museum.
The group is currently seeking additional funding with plans to have a larger exhibit area, a planetarium, chapel, lecture hall, gift shop, coffee shop, and picnic area.
Watch video below from The Idaho Statesman:
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