Saturday, August 27, 2016

Vacation Day 6

Day 6 - The Creation Museum was also an amazing part of our trip. I really liked how they centered everything on the 7 Cs of History, Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, and Consummation, and presented the evidence supporting the biblical worldview for that C.

The boys loved all the dinosaurs and reading the different legends about man’s encounters with dinosaurs, many of which might actually be true stories or at least based on true stories.

We enjoyed the Created Cosmos show at the Stargazers Planetarium! It made you realize just how small you really are and how big God is!

The little kids enjoyed watching the turtles in the turtle tank.

Many of you have probably heard of Charles Darwin’s Galapagos finches. This is one of the reasons for his theory of evolution. This is their rebuttal for it:
“Finches come in an astonishing variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Biologists have discovered hundreds of species thriving in all sorts of environments.
In spite of their variety, many species of finches can still breed with each other. This can only be possible if all finches are related.
Scientists are puzzled how so many finch species could arise, displaying such a vast array of traits. The Bible provides the explanation. In the beginning of time, six thousand years ago, God created every kind of bird, including the finch kind, and He gave them the ability to “multiply upon the earth.”
Although often viewed as an icon of evolution, Darwin’s finches serve as a perfect model of variation within a created kind.
In Gen 1:21 we learn that God created “every winged bird according to its kind.” Baraminologists, scientists who study kinds, have determined that “kind” is likely equivalent to the “family” level (in relation to common classification terminology). All of Darwin’s finches belong to the same family, Emberizidae, and therefore likely belong to the same created kind (other families of birds may also belong to this kind).
Natural selection (in addition to other mechanisms) acting in different environments, such as varying weather, food sources, and competitors on the Galapagos Islands where the finches reside, has caused fluctuations in the populations of finches and possibly led to finch speciation but never a finch evolving into another kind of organism. What we observe is the selection of existing genetic information for beak size and other characteristics, not the addition of new genetic information as required for molecules-to-man evolution.”

The chameleon was fun! He looked like he was seriously considering eating Sydnee’s finger!

We also enjoyed watching Men in White, The Last Adam and The Wild Brothers: Tiger Trail at the Special Effects Theater.

The Horseshoe Crab is what is known as a living fossil. It still looks the same today as it did 4,000 years ago! Not what we’d expect if evolution really took place.

This is a fossil of a perch eating a herring. Again not something we would see if it took a long period of time for fossilization to take place.

In the paleontology room

These fossilized eggs were neat!

Elly & Selah in front of the cave

Titus was so happy he could touch a dinosaur!

Reading about the Lucy fossil

This was an interesting and sad picture of how human reason leads to questioning the Bible which leads to abandoning God’s Word.

Another sad fact

I thought this was really neat...Exodus 20:11 in Hebrew & English

This tunnel full of stars was beautiful!

The Garden of Eden….I could’ve spent all day in here. It was so beautiful, amazing and peaceful.

The girls

The boys


Watching the Ark Encounter be built

The Blind Cavefish are also often used as proof of evolution. Here is there rebuttal for that:
“Although these fish are often viewed as an “icon of evolution,” they instead represent fish that are very well adapted for the cave environment thanks to the combined effects of mutations and natural selection. These processes have led to a decrease in genetic information (loss of eyes and pigmentation) not an increase as required for molecules-to-man evolution.
After Noah’s Flood, the world was very different, having man new environments, like caves, which might not have existed to any great extent in the pre-Flood world that perished. Original created variability, or in some instances, variability due to mutations, allowed plants and animals, including fish, to quickly colonize these new environments."

Ebenezer, the Allosaurus, is a full grown Allosaur discovered in Colorado.

Dr. Crawley’s Insectorium was neat and creepy at the same time. I couldn’t believe the size of some of the bugs!

The boys had a great time in Buddy Davis’s Dino Den

This was a neat dedication to Ken Ham’s parents (the Creation Museum, Ark Encounter and Answers in Genesis founder)

More family pictures

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