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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-03-07 01:33 AM
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Creation Museum to be Built... In New Zealand?
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&ob...



Coromandel dinosaurs will show God's in his Heaven
5:00AM Saturday June 02, 2007
By Simon Collins


Photo / Reuters
A Trust which teaches schoolchildren about evolutionary and creationist views of the universe wants to build a $30 million dinosaur park and museum, probably on the Coromandel Peninsula.

The Dinosaurs Aotearoa Museum Trust is working with Wellington's Weta Workshop, which created characters for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, to create life-sized dinosaurs in a 40ha theme park.

Founders Darren and Jackie Bush run a Wellington business called Dinosaurs Rock which runs programmes about dinosaurs and geology for schools, giving children both the scientific theory of evolution and the biblical view that the world was created by God in seven days about 6000 years ago.

A similar US$27 million ($36.4 million) museum featuring dinosaurs, but devoted solely to the creationist view of our origins, opened in Kentucky this week.
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Well, it appears that yet another country shall now be sharing in our pain.
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dave_p Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-03-07 01:52 AM
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1. Assholes rock!
"giving children both the scientific theory of evolution and the biblical view that the world was created by God in seven days about 6000 years ago."

Hmm, I wonder how they'll do that? You either have dinosaurs and humans in the same 6000-year max context, or you have them separated by 65 million years.

And I wonder what kiwis will make of it? I foresee a national hit and great hilarity.

:rofl:
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gobblechops Donating Member (94 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-03-07 01:52 AM
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2. lol
No kidding about the pain sharing,I live in kentucky and I have had the strangest conversations with people since this museum was built,people I thought was normal all the sudden turn out to be insane when they tell me that they believe dinosaurs were on Noah's ark,or that the earth is 6,000 years old.

school teachers,policeman my employer I have decided that the future is pretty grim in these parts and that i need to get out fast,was thinking of moving to vermont. :P
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-03-07 05:29 AM
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3. Weta's involved (albeit as a contractor)? That *is* depressing.
:(
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-03-07 08:15 AM
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4. You'd have thought New Zealand was a particularly tough place for a creationist
Edited on Sun Jun-03-07 08:19 AM by muriel_volestrangler
Those flightless birds not found elsewhere - but that somehow got to islands about 1000 miles from the nearest significant land, in the 4500 years or so since they claim Noah's ark grounded. The lack of indigenous mammals (apart from bats), with their ecological niches filled by things like this:



Poor Knights giant weta - 8 inches long.

On edit: I hadn't actually noticed the workshop is named after these things! What does a creationist think happened after Noah's Ark - someone voyaged the world, carefully distributing animals and plants to their exact present locations?

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Nunyabiz Donating Member (504 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-03-07 09:03 AM
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5. I would have thought New Zealanders would not put up
with this psychotic garbage. The dumbing down of the planet by religious drivel could cause the extinction of the human species.
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