Introduction

The Museum

 
Our museum, like our entire ministry, is designed to give our creator and savior all the glory due him, and to give people some solid reasons to accept the Bible as factual history. Please call (204) 667-6548 to arrange a tour of our museum.

To help you navigate through our on-line museum, we’ve grouped photos of our artifacts and displays in the categories listed below. Enjoy your tour. We hope you return better informed and closer to the Lord!

Topics:

  1. Explain Your Brain
  2. Falsifying the Geologic Column
  3. Humans and Dinosaurs
  4. Human Evolution
  5. The Creation Model
  6. New Testament Evidences
  7. Old Testament Evidences

On the Christian worldview, God created human kind with rational and cognitive faculties which were specifically designed for us to recognize and apprehend truth. Consistent with this faith commitment, the Christian regards his sense organs as though they were designed so that he can perceive the external world correctly. Also consistent with his faith in the God of the Bible, the Christian understands that not all reasoning is valid. Seeing God as the exemplar and prescriber of rationality, the Christian sees reasoning congruent with God’s consistent character as rational. In short, the Christian view of metaphysics (what is real, what’s its nature) is consistent with its view of epistemology (how we know what we know).

The atheistic evolution view on the other hand claims that all of reality is reducible to matter and energy, whose behaviour is not superintended by any outside intelligent agency. On this view the human brain did not evolve under the pressure of discovering scientific truth. None of our rational and cognitive faculties came into existence so that we can perceive the external world correctly. How strange it is therefore, to hear such people claim to know the “truth” that God does not exist and that atheism is true!

 

  1. Falsifying the Geologic Column

According to evolutionists, the layers of the earth represent billions of years of geological history. These layers were given ages and names way back in the 1830’s, and the entire mental abstract is today referred to as the geologic column. This theoretical column contains an evolutionary progression of life forms upward through the rock layers. This column exists nowhere in the real world; fossils are inserted into the column (on paper) based on the idea that evolution has actually occurred. How then can the evolutionist then turn around and claim that the so-called geologic column is proof of evolution? It beats us how such circularity can be embraced by the so-called SCHOLARLY and scientific community.

 

Actually, many fossils and artifacts have been rude enough to have inserted themselves in rock layers they have absolutely no business being in (according to evolution). Here are some examples:

The Paluxy River Prints

Near the turn of the 20th century the Paluxy River near Glen Rose Texas (southwest of Fortworth) flooded, lifting several layers of limestone off the river’s bed. In the underlying limestone layers, hundreds of dinosaur footprints were discovered. So many prints were found that Dinosaur State Park was erected nearby.

What many people don’t know, or try to deny, is that many human-like footprints have also been found in the same strata layer as the dinosaur prints. This is utterly decimating to the evolution theory. Either human beings of modern anatomic type have been around for the last 100 million years (effectively predating all the so-called missing links and thereby undermining all the fossil evidence for human evolution), or else the way we reckon the age of fossils needs serious re-evaluation.

Among the footprint casts we have acquired from the Paluxy we have the famous Burdick Print (sectioned and shown to be genuine), as well as a three-toed Acrocanthosaurous footprint with a clearly human footprint inside. We also have a cast of the large cat track found in this so-called Cretaceous limestone. This print is just as devastating to the evolution theory since large mammals were not supposed to have evolved until long after the dinosaurs went extinct.

The Zapata Track – New Mexico

This clearly human footprint was discovered in so-called Permian limestone (based on the associated fossils) said to be 250 million years old. Some have suggested that the print is a carving, which is highly unlikely. According to geologist Don Patton, the rock the print was found in is 30% silica, making it extremely hard – so hard that striking this rock with a hammer will actually produce a spark. It’s remote location high in the mountains, coupled with the fact that four more like it in sequence were photgraphed less than 1/2 mile away, argues for this prints’ authenticity.

The London Artifact

We have in our collection a replica of the famous “London Artifact” provided by the Creation Evidence Museum of Glen Rose Texas. In June of 1934, the Hahn family discovered a piece of wood protruding from a rock on Red Creek near London Texas. They chiseled it open to expose the hammer’s head. The rock is apparently Cretaceous, supposedly at least 65 million years old. The hammer head is made out of a rare iron and chlorine mixture.

The Cup in Coal

Frank J. Kenard, working at the Municipal Electric Plant in Thomas Oklahoma in 1912, broke open a lump of coal with a sledgehammer, exposing this iron pot inside. According to the evolution story, coal takes millions of years to form. Creationists believe that the world’s coal deposits were formed during the flood of Noah, when the earth’s forests were rapidly buried and compressed. Artifacts buried in coal testify to the validity of the creationist position. The cup we have is a replica provided by the Creation Evidence Museum of Glen Rose Texas.

The Cretaceous Handprint

This clearly human handprint impression was discovered by construction workers near Glen Rose Texas in supposedly cretaceous limestone (assumed to be 70-120 millions years ago). According to paleontologist Joe Taylor and geologist Don Patton, the impression would be practically impossible to forge. The Creation Evidence Museum of Glen Rose Texas has begun examinations. A C.T. scan has revealed compression of laminations.

The Famous Meister Print

In 1968, 43 miles southwest of Delta, Utah, William J. Meister found this apparent human shoeprint inside a 2-inch-thick slab of rock. Also in that slab of rock were very obvious trilobite fossils, one of which was squashed under the heel of the 10-inch-long shoeprint. According to the evolution story, trilobites went extinct 240 years before humans evolved. This artifact therefore utterly disrupts the evolutionary concept of earth history.

The original Meister print is owned by Dr. Carl Baugh, curator of the Creation Evidence Museum in Glen Rose Texas. During our visit to his facility in September 2004, Dr. Baugh graciously allowed us a cast of this valuable artifact which was created by casting expert par excellence Larry Mitchum of Temple Texas. As far as we know, the C.A.R.E. museum in Winnipeg possesses the only known cast of this important artifact in the world.

A Fossil Coelacanth

Once thought to have gone extinct more than 60 million years ago, the coelacanth was found alive and well in the Indian Ocean in 1938. For years the coelacanth was used as an index fossil, meaning that rock layers containing this fossil were immediately assumed to be at least 60 million years old. This “living fossil” clearly shows the error in modern dating attempts.

  1. Humans and Dinosaurs

The Ica Stones

To date nearly 50,000 of these ornate stones have been discovered in Ica Peru. The sophisticated carvings on these stones depict every known dinosaur. Several of the stones were sent to Germany for analysis and dated to remote antiquity (A.D. 500 according to paleontologist Joe Taylor’s “Fossil Facts & Fantasies”). Some have argued against the validity of these artifacts, citing the fact that the peasant who first found and sold several of the stones publicly “confessed” to have carved them. According to Don Patton, the punishment for selling Peruvian treasures is a ten-year jail sentence. The “forger’s” confession was simply a tactic to stay out of jail (where the average lifespan of an inmate is about two years). Note that even in his TV interview, he stated that only the stones he sold were recent carvings. All the others, he asserted, were genuine.

The Hadrosaur and the Plesiosaur

Both these creatures are among many so-called pre-historic animals found fossilized in South Carolina, along with various mammals, including man! Our fossil Hadrosaur skull cast was provided by Joe Taylor of the Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum and Casting Company. Our baby Plesiosaur cast was made by John Gusti at CSE.

 

The Girl / Dino Print

This dinosaur footprint was one of the many found in the Paluxy riverbed near Glen Rose, Texas. Though many of the human-like prints in the riverbed have been dismissed as the result of dinosaurs “walking funny” and / or their prints becoming eroded, this particular print is compelling. The dinosaur print contains what appears to be a very human-like footprint inside of it. Take a look for yourself. What else could this impression be?

The Ishtar Gate in Baylon

In the sixth century B.C., King Nebuchadnezar of Babylon undertook many ambitious building projects. One was an elaborate and ornate gate adorned with sculptures of many animals readily identifiable. Among them are these puzzling creatures. They look reptilian, with long necks and tails. Were the Babylonians seeing dragons (actually dinosaurs) way back then?

 

The Granby Idol

In 1920 Bud Chalmers was digging a reservoir near Granby Colorado when he discovered what appears to be an ancient stone idol. Made of rock not common to the area (a fine-grained dolomite) and containing an undecipherable script, the 14” tall artifact puzzled archaeologists and anthropologists throughout the United States for years. Of supreme importance is the fact that the idol contains a clear depiction of a mastodon on one side and a sauropod dinosaur on the other. Sadly but predictably, the priceless artifact was eventually lost within the museum establishment. Were it not for 3 photographs taken soon after its discovery (which later appeared in the appendix to Samuel Hubbard’s 1926 report on the Doheny Expedition into the Havasupai Canyon) the Granby Idol’s discovery might be chalked up as nothing more than an “urban legend.” Our replica of this amazing artifact was faithfully produced by artist par excellence Chris Lesley of Jacksonville, Florida.

 

  1. Human Evolution

Our museum features a whole line-up of supposed human missing links. These skulls are the famous ones – the ones you will normally see in the textbooks or museums. Not only do we have high quality casts of these fossils, we have the real story behind them was well!

The Famous 1470 Skull (Homo Rudolfensis)

The discovery of the human-like skull 1470 under volcanic material dated at between 212 to 220 million years old has sparked controversy that rages even today. Because of the associated fossils, the volcanic material was re-dated to an “accurate” and “secure” date of 2.61 million years before the discovery of skull 1470. According to the evolution story, humans of the modern anatomical type did not evolve until less than 1 million years ago. The obvious problem was dealt with by the evolutionist community in the expected fashion: They changed the fossils’ taxon (Homo Habilis to Homo Rudolfensis) and age (1.9 million years) to cohere with the evolution story. Richard Leakey’s comments then are as important today: “Either we toss out this skull or we toss out our theories of early man. [The skull’s surprisingly large braincase] leaves in ruins the notion that all early fossils can be arranged in an orderly sequence of evolutionary change.” (As quoted in National Geographic Magazine).

The Taung Fossil and The Black Skull (Africanus and Aetheopithecus)

The Taung fossil was discovered in 1924 by Ray Dart and was our claimed evolutionary ancestor. This interpretation was challenged by the skull’s noted similarity to infant chimpanzees and serious questions regarding its supposed age of 2-3 million years. These objections caused an interesting range of responses from the evolutionist community, with some paleoanthropologists suggesting that the Taung fossil was more human-like than was first suspected and should therefore be placed in the “Homo” taxon. Others suggested Taung was more ape like than first suggested and should be placed in the lineage of the robust autstralopithecines. Truly the evidence is plastic in the evolutionist’s hands. A general consensus was agreed upon, however, and Taung was placed on a separate evolutionary branch than humans – until 1986.

In 1985 the Black Skull was discovered, which caused confusion regarding man’s true evolutionary ancestry. Taung was quietly returned to its place in the charts as a human ancestor (Australopithecus africanus), none of the objections regarding its similarity to living primates nor its age having been adequately addressed.

 

Lucy’s Skull (Australopithecus afarensis)

“Lucy” was discovered in Africa in 1974, and was immediately displayed as our long lost ancestor. Less than 40 % of the creature was actually found, and its bones have been subjected to a variety of interpretations (see www.omniology.com for more on this). One thing that all can agree on is that this creature was overwhelmingly ape-like. From the time of its discovery until fairly recently, evolutionists have used Lucy as the poster child for evolution. Clear proof that creation is wrong. As we expected, Lucy is today being displaced from her place in our family tree in favor of other so-called “missing links.” Give it up guys.

The Broken Hill Man (A.K.A. The Rhodesian Man)

This skull was discovered in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, in 1921. Despite its “savage” and “ape-like” appearance, it’s cranial capacity of 1280 cc’s demands that we classify it as a Homo sapien. Because the skull was found unfossilized, it was originally assigned an age of 40,000 years. Its “primitive” appearance, however, has led many scientists (guided by evolutionary presuppositions) to extend the age to between 200,000 and 400,000 years.

Almost all textbooks which deal with the Rhodesian Man refer to him as an “archaic” homo sapien, which presupposes that humans have evolved from ape-like ancestors. Ignored is the fact that it was found inside a lead-zinc mine 60 feet underground, and that it was found alongside more “modern” human skeletal remains (see Marvin Lubenow, “Bones of Contention”, Baker Books, 1992). The Rhodesian Man, then, was either mining for lead and/or zinc, or he lived alongside modern humans that were. Either way, he cannot be thought of as a missing link. Actually, the “savage” appearance is most likely due to a medical condition known was acromegaly (excessive growth hormone), which tends to alter the shape of the skull (see “Buried Alive” by Jack Cuozzo, Master Books, 1999).

Peking Man

Peking Man is an example of Homo erectus, a supposed “missing link” between humans and apes that lived some 500,000 years ago. When one considers what evolutionists themselves say about this species, it is difficult to see something less than human here. For instance:

“In our view, there are two alternatives. We should either admit that the Homo erectus/Homo sapiens boundary is arbitrary and use nonmorphological (i.e. temporal) criteria for determining it, or Homo erectus should be sunk into it [Homo sapiens].” Milford Wolpoff et al, “Modern Homo sapiens Origins: A General Theory of Hominid Evolution Involving the Fossil Evidence from East Asia”, The Origins of Modern Humans, ed., Fred H. Smith and Frank Spencer (New York: Alan R. Liss, Inc., 1984), pp. 465-66

“It would not be correct to call our fossil ‘Homo pekinensis’ or ‘Homo erectus pekinensis’; it would be best to call it Homo sapiens erectus pekinensis. Otherwise it would appear as a proper species different from ‘Homo sapiens’ which remains doubtful to say the least.” Franz Weidenreich, “The Skull of Sinanthropus pekinensis”, Palaeontol Sinica (n.s. D, No. 10, 1943): p. 246, quoted in Wolpoff et al, p. 466

“We find that significant differences have developed, over a short time span, between closely related and contiguous peoples, as in Alaska and Greenland, and when we consider the vast differences that exist between remote groups such as Eskimos and Bushmen, who are known to belong within the single species of Homo sapiens, it seems justifiable to conclude that Sinanthropus belongs within this same diverse species.” William S. Laughlin, “Eskimos and Aleuts: Their Origins and Evolution”, Science, 142, Nov. 8, 1963, p. 644

It seems clear that “Homo erectus” is really just a variation within human-kind and not some sort of pre-human evolutionary ancestor.

Homo Sapiens Sapiens Skull

This is the skull of the typical person alive today (though many variations exist). Scientists refer to this species as Homo (Man) Sapien Sapien (wise, wise). In other words, we today are the wise, wise men. We don’t think so. Anyone spending all their free time digging in the dirt looking for “missing links” is a fool professing to be wise (Romans 1:22 says, “professing to be wise, they became fools…”).

Leg Bones KNMER 1481

This femur and knee cap were discovered in the same layer as the 1470 skull and subject to the same dating difficulties. Interestingly, these bones look remarkably similar to those of modern man:

 

“Amid a mass of shattered elephant bone lay both ends of the femur of a remarkably advanced hominid. Further search turned up the missing pieces, parts of the tibia and a fragment of the fibula…John also discovered another femur. All these leg bones lay in deposits older than 2.6 million years. Do they belong to our new found ‘1470 man?’ Frustratingly, we cannot be sure. It is quite clear, however, that these femurs are unlike those of Australopithecus, and astonishingly similar to those of modern man.” Richard Leakey, “Skull 1470”, National Geographic: 143, 1973, pp 823,828

 

Evolutionists claim that Australopithecus afarensis evolved into A. africanus, which evolved into Homo habilis / H. Rudolphensis. The 1481 leg bones were supposedly made by a human-like creature who lived at the time of latter two species. Notice that the scenario involves evolutionary reversals which is disallowed by evolution as a violation of Dollo’s Law. That is, africanus had body proportions that were more ape-like (longer arms, shorter legs) than afarensis. Then , we are told, evolution reversed again and endowed the KNMER 1481 creature with human-like proportions – a “just-so” story if ever there was one!

The Giant’s Axe Head

Evolution teaches that humans were once small and dumb, but today we are so much better. According to the Bible however, humans were once smart, huge, and disease free. Because of man’s sin, the human race was cursed and we have been degenerating ever since. Genesis 6:4 reads, “There were giants in the earth in those days:” Is there any evidence for the existence of giants on the earth? We think so (see www.omniology.com for much more on this, or Dr. Kent Hovind’s seminar part 2 at www.drdino.com)

The axe head we have on display is the largest we have ever seen. It weighs a staggering 27 ½ pounds! Who could have swung a thing like this? Maybe a giant.

4.The Creation Model

Salamander Skulls

We have in our collection a skull cast of the Giant Chinese Salamander, the largest of its kind in the world today. We also have a cast of the Metoposaur, a giant salamander from supposedly “prehistoric” times. This skull is 20 inches long – five times the size of its largest living relative. Giant fossils such as these – particularly those animals which breath through their skin – supports the belief in a pre-flood world where the environment was much more hospitable for life.

The Oldest Bat Fossil

We have in our collection a cast of the oldest, best preserved bat fossil in the world. This same cast is found in the Royal Tyrell Museum in Alberta. Of interest is the fact that this fossil is said to be “fully modern in appearance.” What does this mean? It means that bats appear in the fossil record fully formed, with no evolutionary history whatsoever!

Micro vs Macro Evolution

Evolutionists regularly claim that evolution can be seen going on around us all the time. Often they point to the variety we see within the dog kind as an example of evolution in action. What they don’t seem to understand is that not all change can be claimed as an evolutionary change. The kind of changes we going on in dogs are really just the result of old genes being recombined in new ways. For evolution to occur, brand new genes must somehow be created through random mutations. This has never been seen.

Evidence for the Flood: The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular natural wonders. Our Grand Canyon display features a scale model cross-section of the canyon’s impressive sequence of strata, and asks us to consider what forces, energy, and mechanisms were responsible for the canyon’s formation.

Petrified Rose

This interesting item was generously donated by creation scientist Vance Nelson. Vance describes it as follows:

“These “Petrified” objects took about two weeks to complete. Natural hot spring water (not any spring will do), with an extremely high mineral content, was used to spray these items. The chemistry of the water is completely natural and comes out of the ground at about 72 degrees Celsius. The water is high in carbonates and other residual minerals. The red-orange colouring of the objects is due to the high iron content of the water. The red-orange colouration is deposited during the drying phase. The iron in the water reacts with the oxygen in the air to form a hematite-limonite layer on the outside.

The roses are covered in an aragonite layer. They are neither permineralized nor petrified (If one wants to get technical). Most people, without a geology background, however, would just call them “petrified”. They are, however, pretty neat. They show “rock” does not take a long time to form; “rock” only takes the right chemical and physical conditions to form.” Visit Vance’s site at www.creationtruthministries.org

Peaceful Vegetarians

The Bible teaches that the world that God originally made was perfect and death free. Genesis 1:29-31 specifically tells us that all the animals were originally herbivorous. Some argue that many animals such as saber toothed tigers seem designed to be flesh eaters. How can this be?

The Incredible Giraffe

The creation model states that God created all the plants and animals, and that evolution by natural selection is really a hopeless explanation for the complexity we see in the natural world. Few animals provide a better evidence for the creation view than the mighty giraffe.

  1. New Testament Evidences

The Pilate inscription

In 1961 Italian archaeologist Antonio Frova discovered a Latin inscription at Caesarea Maritima. This inscription names Pontius Pilate as Prefect. It is the only archaeological evidence of both Pilate’s name and title. Most believe that the inscription was part of a temple dedication in honor of Tiberius Caesar. The inscription on display in our museum is a full scale replica based on the one we saw at the Bible Museum and Resource Center in Collierville Tenn. (Operated by Don Bassett).

The Paullus Inscription

While visiting Cyprus on his first MISSIONARY journey, The Apostle Paul met the proconsul named Sergius Paulus (Acts 13:6-12). This inscription (replica) found on the north coast of Cyprus is dated “…in the proconsulship of Paullus…” Of interest is the fact that one of the officers of Claudius in Rome was named Lucius Sergius Paullus. It is quite possible that afterward he was transferred to Cyprus where he met the famous Apostle.

Various Charts and Displays

  1. Old Testament Evidences

The Narmer Pallette Cast

The Narmer Pallette dates from pre-dynastic Egypt and depicts the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under King Narmer. The artifact has apologetic value for three reasons: 1. The event it depicts (the start of the 1st dynasty) has been lowered time-wise by SCHOLARS from 5800 BC to around 3000 BC during the past 100 years of research. Note the trend: the date is starting to fall in line with the biblical chronology, 2. The Pallette contains depictions of large, four-footed, long necked animals, which resemble nothing alive today, but do resemble dinosaurs, 3. the animals on the Pallette have their long necks intertwined, a motif also seen in Babylonian cylinder seals which apparently predate the the Narmer Pallette. According to the Bible, all the people were once gathered in Mesopotamia to build the Tower of Babel, until God intervened and dispersed them. It is not surprising then, to find Mesopotamian influence in pre-dynastic Egyptian art.

The Tel Dan Stele

The Tel Dan Stele is a block of basalt containing Aramaic inscriptions dating to the 9th or 8th centuries BC. Of stupendous importance is the stele’s reference to Israel’s Kind David. This is proof positive that King David was no figment of the imagination, but a genuine monarch in the land of Israel. As Time Magazine was forced to concede:

“The skeptic’s claim that king David never existed is now hard to defend.” “Time Magazine”, vol. 146, no. 25, December 18, 1995

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