Museum of Creation and Earth History – Santee, California - Atlas Obscura

Museum of Creation and Earth History

Santee, California

A Biblically-based Natural History Museum. 


Designed and built by the Institute for Creation Research, the Creation and Earth History Museum is “a show case for a literal six day young earth creation model, as well as expanding the emphasis on the incredible design found in that creation,” according to its website.

Called “a Walk through History” this museum uses the description in Genesis 1:1 - 1:31 to explain the origins of the Earth and all animals. The museums exhibits help explain away any “confusion” the viewer might have. You see, volcanic eruptions prove that the Earth can change very quickly, and the Tower of Babel exhibit explains the origin of all languages. For skeptics in need of further convincing, they feature a “Hall of Scholars,” like Charles Babbage and Michael Faraday, scientists who believed in God. (Though they fail to highlight the fact that simply because a scientist is religious, doesn’t in any way conflict with belief in evolution, nor would it compromise the scientific method.)

To conclude, the “Dueling Viewpoints Walls” explicate how evolution leads to racism and Nazism, whereas Creationism leads to True American government. Though, this is the largest Creation Museum in the United States, but there are dozens more throughout the country.

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