Actually, I'm looking for the real science museum...


This past week, while on my way to Cincinnati (my hometown) for a little vacation, I saw this billboard. Go ahead, guess where it's from.
Yes, Cincinnati does have the fantastic Museum Center at Union Station, which combines our children's museum, our natural history and science museum, and the Cincinnati History Museum. And you're right, they are currently showing the "Dinosaurs Alive!" Omnimax film and exhibit.

Unfortunately, this is not their billboard. Instead, it's from the Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky, which seeks to debunk "evolutionary storytelling" by using "the Scriptures as the ultimate authority on science and everything else." I don't know about you, but this sounds pretty suspect to me.

This is not the first time I've crossed paths with the Creation Museum. Like I said, I'm from Cincy (about 30 minutes from the museum), so I'm used to seeing their ads around town. However, their older billboards depicted a giant snake with glowing red eyes slithering out of a tree (Garden of Eden, I assume). While the glowing red eyes were a bit alarmist, at least they advertised what the museum was really about-- religion. Instead, the new dinosaur billboard implies that you'll learn real scientific facts. Yes, you'll see some fossils, but you'll also see "children play and dinosaurs roam near Eden's rivers" at an institution that regards Darwin as a "mistaken and fallible man," completely disregarding his theory of evolution-- a theory that, among the scientific community and many members of the public (around 40%), is accepted. Because it's backed up by real, scientific data. Yes, that 40% should be higher. Unfortunately, "museums" that advocate false information aren't helping matters.

So, if you find yourself in the area and in search of science, I highly recommend you check out the Museum Center at Union Station's "Darwin's rEvolution" exhibit instead. Please.


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