Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Gospel Fossil Man
That would be the man described as a "former pastor and self-taught creationist Tom Baird." Now that Florida has lost its former monument to cheesiness, ever since Kent Hovind's Dinosaur Adventure Land was padlocked, along with Kent himself, the vacuum left by the departure of Dr. Dino has apparently been filled by the man with the Gospel Fossils. Until recently, this was seemingly a moveable feast. According to Baird's website:
Remember those school field trips to the museum when you were a kid? Loading onto the buses. Head counts. Soggy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Forget all that because the Gospel fossils Portable Dinosaur Museum comes right to your school, organization or house of worship, bringing with it the Biblically based "Scripturescope" approach of examining the scientific evidence of God's creative genius!
Baird recently found a permanent home for Noah's Park, which consists of nearly $100,000 worth of fossils -- everything from dinosaur eggs to dinosaur excrement -- several displays, and a planetarium, at the Middle Florida Baptist Assembly grounds.
Baird has a better opinion of American science education than many anti-creationists:
The church has failed to see the importance of the history of the past. All of a child's education from kindergarten all of the way through is based on evolution, which is not only wrong and unscientific, it leads them away from the God of the Bible and the Bible. And that is why I think we're losing so many of our kids once they get into high school. Well, they're already indoctrinated and fully engrossed in humanistic, naturalistic reasons and answers for everything and they don't see how the Bible fits.
Noah's Park is part of the 21st century answer to the world's solutions, Baird said.