Friday, May 18, 2007


The Golden Fleece

Kansas has its own collection of quirky roadside attractions. Cawker City has the world's largest ball of twine. Coffeeville has the largest hailstone ever recorded. There's the barbed wire museum in Lacrosse. And, you haven't really lived until you've seen the Garden of Eden in Lucas.

But, despite the attraction of creationism for some of our state residents we don't yet have a creation museum.

Others, haven't been so slow. It's a growth industry with plenty of profit potential. In a country of more than 300 million people where some 29 percent still believe George Bush is a good president the opportunities must seem endless for those whose business model is based on fleecing the credulous.

Ken Ham is about to open his creation museum featuring a medieval-themed Dragon Hall bookstore and gift shop for those who believe that dragons, aka dinosaurs, became extinct just a few hundred years ago.

And Kent Hovind, better known as Dr. Dino, had a good thing going in Florida until his greed got the better of him and he stopped paying his taxes.

That void is about to be filled, report Florida Citizens for Science, by “Noah’s Park” at the Middle Florida Baptist Assembly grounds near Branford at Pickett Lake in Lafayette County.

FCFS describes it as a "gospel fossil park." We don't know if that means the plaster dinosaur fossils sing or not, we do know that they'll soon be rolling in the money of those poor suckers souls who can't really afford it.


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