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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Creation museum opens in Alberta, Canada

Recently, I was reflecting on the differences between the way the intelligent design controversy shapes up in Canada and the United States. And lo and behold, a Creation Science Museum just opened in Big Valley, in the western province of Alberta, in June.

Unlike the Kentucky extravaganza in the United States, the museum developed by Harry Nibourg with exhibits by Vance Nelson of Creation Truth Ministries of Red Deer, Alberta, is housed in a 900 square foot bungalow .

Creation Truth Ministries is a Christian evangelistic organization that wants "to see unbelievers come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ". And don't miss the petrified teddy bears.

The difference in scale between these two museums reflects the difference between the extent to which the controversies have been politicized in Canada vs. the United States more than the difference in population size. In Canada, certainly, we can do something big and remarkable when we want to. But a lot of people have to be inspired by the idea. Origins is not that big a controversy here.

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