Apparently, the world as we know it was created by God 6,000 years ago and dinosaurs, canyons, mountains and all the wildlife in the world came into being upon the happenstance of a global flood.
Apparently, that is, according to the world's first museum with massive dinosaurs on its lawn and a multimillion dollar education campaign inside its doors that claims that Creationism and not evolution, is the explanation for everything we know about the world and about life.
In June 2007, the Creation Museum in Kentucky, USA opened its doors and a Pandora's Box of disbelief for people worldwide who didn't know exactly how religious American society is. In room after tunnel-like room, a former executive of Universal Studios has helped plan an anti-science museum dedicated to disproving the logic and evidentiary basis of scientific law and simple common sense. Yes, there are many religious fanatics worldwide who refuse to believe that humans (homo sapiens) are descended from lesser primates (homo erectus, for instance), but even they surely would be struck with a chuckle upon facing such diluted explanations for dinosaur fossils (remnants of the Great Flood), canyons (a rupture in the Earth's surface, as a result of the Great Flood), and the misery of humanity (a creepy fire-eyed talking snake who tricked a guy named Adam and a gal named Eve into having a snack).
Indeed, despite video collages, manufactured spooky alleys (meant to instill the fear of the dark side of our world where homosexuals ruin everybody's life and bad teenagers provoke world wars), and an endless supply of Biblical-age mannequins who look very much like your neighborhood Falafel merchant (hmmm, maybe Arabs and Jews descend from the same race? Naaaah!), the museum fails to teach anyone who doesn't already believe they know it all. In fact, the most interesting element of the museum is its peculiarly unworldly and self-righteous staff who, like zombies at Bible Camp, grin with an uneasy twinkle in their lifeless eyes and feel they are on a mission to save us all. Trouble is, they could use some saving themselves – from delusions of any iota of sanity, that is.
At the conclusion of this expensive museum visit – entrance fees can total over 25 dollars for just one adult – the visitor is left with nothing more than an omniscient explanation for every single event, life-form and activity on the Earth, namely a Great Massive Flood that occurred 6,000 years ago. That, and an eery feeling that the museum's special efforts to draw attention to the evils of the Da Vinci Code might be worth investigating at the local video store.