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The Reality of Evolution

By Readers · October 28th, 2009 · Letters

There were some inaccuracies in the Sept. 30 article (“Beyond Belief”) on the visit by atheists to our Creation Museum: Our date for the Earth’s age was given at 4,300 years old; my name was wrongly printed as “Ken”; and a “stir” was created at the museum, it was stated, by an atheist’s T-shirt when the real problem was the way he was verbally disrupting our other visitors’ experience. Most of all, we want to challenge a Minnesota science professor’s comment against our northern Kentucky museum: “If you talk to a real paleontologist, they’ll be able to explain to you why they think (a fossil) is 100 million years old …”

In reality, two professional paleontologists vetted the content in the museum’s exhibits that related to fossils, biology and the age of the Earth. One of them received his Ph.D. in paleontology from Harvard, under the tutelage of perhaps the world’s most-respected evolutionist of the day, Stephen J. Gould. This real scientist spent hundreds of hours as a consultant to the museum, and he rejects Darwinian evolution and a very old Earth.

(By the way, we have two full-time biologists on staff who reject evolution as well, including Dr. David Menton, who also received a Ph.D. from an Ivy League school, Brown University.)

People can disagree all they want with our  worldview, but they should at least get their facts right.

— Mark, Looy, CCO and co-founder Creation Museum, Petersburg, Ky.

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