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God what will they think of next. Morons

Adam, Eve and T. Rex
Giant roadside dinosaur attractions are used by a new breed of creationists
as pulpits to spread their version of Earth's origins.

By Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer

CABAZON, Calif. Dinny the roadside dinosaur has found religion.

The 45-foot-high concrete apatosaurus has towered over Interstate 10 near
Palm Springs for nearly three decades as a kitschy prehistoric pit stop for
tourists.

Now he is the star of a renovated attraction that disputes the fact that
dinosaurs died off millions of years before humans first walked the planet.

Dinny's new owners, pointing to the Book of Genesis, contend that most
dinosaurs arrived on Earth the same day as Adam and Eve, some 6,000 years
ago, and later marched two by two onto Noah's Ark. The gift shop at the
attraction, called the Cabazon Dinosaurs, sells toy dinosaurs whose labels
warn, "Don't swallow it! The fossil record does not support evolution."

The Cabazon Dinosaurs join at least half a dozen other roadside attractions
nationwide that use the giant reptiles' popularity in seeking to win
converts to creationism. And more are on the way.

"We're putting evolutionists on notice: We're taking the dinosaurs back,"
said Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, a Christian group building a
$25-million creationist museum in Petersburg, Ky., that's already overrun
with model sauropods and velociraptors.

"They're used to teach people that there's no God, and they're used to
brainwash people," he said. "Evolutionists get very upset when we use
dinosaurs. That's their star."

The nation's top paleontologists find the creation theory preposterous and
say children are being misled by dinosaur exhibits that take the Jurassic
out of "Jurassic Park."

"Dinosaurs lived in the Garden of Eden, and Noah's Ark? Give me a break,"
said Kevin Padian, curator at the University of California Museum of
Paleontology in Berkeley and president of National Center for Science
Education, an Oakland group that supports teaching evolution. "For them,
'The Flintstones' is a documentary."

Tyrannosaurus rex and his gigantic brethren find themselves on both sides of
the nation's renewed debate over the Earth's origins and the continuing
fight over whether Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species" or Genesis best
explains the development of life.

Science holds that dinosaurs were the Earth's royalty for about 160 million
years. Their reign ended abruptly, possibly after a meteorite smacked into
the planet, but they're considered the forebears of birds.

Unearthing dinosaur bones that are millions of years old "doesn't prove
evolution, but it shows the Genesis account doesn't work," said Nick Matzke,
a spokesman for the National Center for Science Education.

Drivers who pull off Interstate 10 in Pensacola, Fla., are told a far
different story at Dinosaur Adventure Land. Its slogan: "Where Dinosaurs and
the Bible meet!"

The nearly 7-acre museum, low-tech theme park and science center embodies
its founder's belief that God created the world in six days. The dinosaurs,
even super carnivores such as T. rex , dined as vegetarians in the Garden of
Eden until Adam and Eve sinned and only then did they feast on other
creatures, according to the Christian-based young-Earth theory.

About 4,500 years after Adam and Eve arrived, the theory goes, pairs of baby
dinosaurs huddled in Noah's Ark, and a colossal flood drowned the rest and
scattered their fossils. The ark-borne animals repopulated the planet
meaning that folk tales about fire-breathing beasts are accounts of humans
battling dinosaurs, who still roamed the planet.

Kids romping through the $1.5-million Florida theme park can bounce on a
"Long Neck Liftasaurus" swing seat; launch water balloons at a T. rex and a
stegosaurus, and smooth their own sandbox-size Grand Canyons, whose
formation is credited to the flood. A "fossilized" pickle purports to show
that dinosaur bones could have hardened quickly. Got an upcoming birthday?
Dinosaur Adventure Land does pizza parties.

"Go to Disneyland, they teach evolution. It's subtle; signs that say,
'Millions of years ago' " said evangelist Kent Hovind, the park's founder.
"This is a golden opportunity to get our point across."

Carl Baugh opened his Creation Evidence Museum in the 1980s near Dinosaur
Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas, where some people said fossilized
dinosaur tracks and human footprints crisscrossed contemporaneously. The
Texas museum sponsors a continuing hunt for living pterodactyls in Papua New
Guinea. Baugh said five colleagues have spotted the flying dinosaurs, "but
all the sightings were made after dark, and we were not able to capture the
creatures."

Organizers at Creation Research of the North Coast in Humboldt County,
Calif., dream of building their own reptile park but lack funding and
acreage. So do leaders at Project Creation in Mount Juliet, Tenn., who would
need to raise about $1 million to assemble 30 to 50 pterodactyl and
brachiosaur replicas to mingle with live chickens and goats.

At the Institute for Creation Research museum in Santee, a San Diego suburb,
officials plan to enlarge its paleontological offerings.


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Adam, Eve and T. Rex
Giant roadside dinosaur attractions are used by a new breed of creationists
as pulpits to spread their version of Earth's origins.

By Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer

CABAZON, Calif. Dinny the roadside dinosaur has found religion.

The 45-foot-high concrete apatosaurus has towered over Interstate 10 near
Palm Springs for nearly three decades as a kitschy prehistoric pit stop for
tourists.

Now he is the star of a renovated attraction that disputes the fact that
dinosaurs died off millions of years before humans first walked the planet.

Dinny's new owners, pointing to the Book of Genesis, contend that most
dinosaurs arrived on Earth the same day as Adam and Eve, some 6,000 years
ago, and later marched two by two onto Noah's Ark. The gift shop at the
attraction, called the Cabazon Dinosaurs, sells toy dinosaurs whose labels
warn, "Don't swallow it! The fossil record does not support evolution."

The Cabazon Dinosaurs join at least half a dozen other roadside attractions
nationwide that use the giant reptiles' popularity in seeking to win
converts to creationism. And more are on the way.

"We're putting evolutionists on notice: We're taking the dinosaurs back,"
said Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, a Christian group building a
$25-million creationist museum in Petersburg, Ky., that's already overrun
with model sauropods and velociraptors.

"They're used to teach people that there's no God, and they're used to
brainwash people," he said. "Evolutionists get very upset when we use
dinosaurs. That's their star."

The nation's top paleontologists find the creation theory preposterous and
say children are being misled by dinosaur exhibits that take the Jurassic
out of "Jurassic Park."

"Dinosaurs lived in the Garden of Eden, and Noah's Ark? Give me a break,"
said Kevin Padian, curator at the University of California Museum of
Paleontology in Berkeley and president of National Center for Science
Education, an Oakland group that supports teaching evolution. "For them,
'The Flintstones' is a documentary."

Tyrannosaurus rex and his gigantic brethren find themselves on both sides of
the nation's renewed debate over the Earth's origins and the continuing
fight over whether Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species" or Genesis best
explains the development of life.

Science holds that dinosaurs were the Earth's royalty for about 160 million
years. Their reign ended abruptly, possibly after a meteorite smacked into
the planet, but they're considered the forebears of birds.

Unearthing dinosaur bones that are millions of years old "doesn't prove
evolution, but it shows the Genesis account doesn't work," said Nick Matzke,
a spokesman for the National Center for Science Education.

Drivers who pull off Interstate 10 in Pensacola, Fla., are told a far
different story at Dinosaur Adventure Land. Its slogan: "Where Dinosaurs and
the Bible meet!"

The nearly 7-acre museum, low-tech theme park and science center embodies
its founder's belief that God created the world in six days. The dinosaurs,
even super carnivores such as T. rex , dined as vegetarians in the Garden of
Eden until Adam and Eve sinned and only then did they feast on other
creatures, according to the Christian-based young-Earth theory.

About 4,500 years after Adam and Eve arrived, the theory goes, pairs of baby
dinosaurs huddled in Noah's Ark, and a colossal flood drowned the rest and
scattered their fossils. The ark-borne animals repopulated the planet
meaning that folk tales about fire-breathing beasts are accounts of humans
battling dinosaurs, who still roamed the planet.

Kids romping through the $1.5-million Florida theme park can bounce on a
"Long Neck Liftasaurus" swing seat; launch water balloons at a T. rex and a
stegosaurus, and smooth their own sandbox-size Grand Canyons, whose
formation is credited to the flood. A "fossilized" pickle purports to show
that dinosaur bones could have hardened quickly. Got an upcoming birthday?
Dinosaur Adventure Land does pizza parties.

"Go to Disneyland, they teach evolution. It's subtle; signs that say,
'Millions of years ago' " said evangelist Kent Hovind, the park's founder.
"This is a golden opportunity to get our point across."

Carl Baugh opened his Creation Evidence Museum in the 1980s near Dinosaur
Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas, where some people said fossilized
dinosaur tracks and human footprints crisscrossed contemporaneously. The
Texas museum sponsors a continuing hunt for living pterodactyls in Papua New
Guinea. Baugh said five colleagues have spotted the flying dinosaurs, "but
all the sightings were made after dark, and we were not able to capture the
creatures."

Organizers at Creation Research of the North Coast in Humboldt County,
Calif., dream of building their own reptile park but lack funding and
acreage. So do leaders at Project Creation in Mount Juliet, Tenn., who would
need to raise about $1 million to assemble 30 to 50 pterodactyl and
brachiosaur replicas to mingle with live chickens and goats.

At the Institute for Creation Research museum in Santee, a San Diego suburb,
officials plan to enlarge its paleontological offerings.
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