Not only is the proposed Ark Encounter park in Kentucky way behind schedule due to lack of funding, but the original Creation Museum is struggling as well, with attendance down over 30% from the first year it was open.
While this is god news, I only hope there is something deeper going on than just a slow economy. That last few paragraphs made me throw up a little in my mouth:
But many visitors—even the littlest ones—seemed very familiar with evolution.
When I visited in June, a girl who looked about 10 years old rushed up to an exhibit that showed a giant hummingbird. Next to it, in shadow, were three other creatures—a pterodactyl, a bat and a small finch. “Look, this is evolution!” she said, pointing at the four creatures.
Her mother jerked her head around and walked up behind the girl. “You know what, honey? Those are just other animals that are designed to fly,” she said, pointing at the exhibit’s description.
“Oh,” the little girl said, embarrassed she’d gotten it wrong.