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Creation Museum has good business

October 11, 2008|From the Associated Press

The museum exhibits are taken from the Old Testament, but the special effects are pure Hollywood: a state-of-the-art planetarium, animatronics and a massive model of Noah's Ark, all intended to explain the origins of the universe from a biblical viewpoint.

The Creation Museum in rural northern Kentucky, which teaches life's beginnings through a literal interpretation of the Bible, says it has drawn more than 550,000 visitors since opening in May 2007.

For creationists -- Christians who believe the Bible's first chapter of Genesis is the literal telling of the universe's start -- the museum is a godsend. Many have returned with family and friends, some from faraway states, arguing it's one of the few museums with a Christian worldview.

Many scientists say they fear damaging effects on science education when young people tour the museum and fail to square its lessons with what they're learning in school.

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