A few years ago we wrote AIG on the Paluxy River Footprints, in which we discussed a new addition to the “Do Not Use” list — Arguments to Avoid, which is maintained by Answers in Genesis (AIG), the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo). It’s the old creationist canard that fossilized footprints of humans and dinosaurs show up together in the same rock stratum at the Paluxy River near Glen Rose, Texas. The claim is so absurd that even ol’ Hambo tells his fans to avoid it.
Baugh has claimed several college degrees, at one point professing to earning three doctorates, when no evidence exists that he even graduated from high school. All three “doctorates” are from unaccredited “schools.”
The presence of human footprints among those of the dinosaurs is well debunked at the TalkOrigins site (see The Texas Dinosaur/”Man Track” Controversy).
To our great surprise, Carl Baugh is in the news today. In London’s Daily Express we read REAL JURASSIC PARK: This man is attempting to GROW his own dinosaurs… and here’s how. They have a comments feature. Here are some excerpts from the news story, with bold font added by us:
Baptist Minister Carl Baugh, who holds a PhD in philosophy [Hee hee!], is attempting to grow dinosaurs to disprove Darwin’s theory of evolution. Mr Baugh owns and runs the Creation Evidence Museum (CEM) at Glen Rose, near to Dallas, Texas, and has established a ‘hyperbaric biosphere’ in the gardens of the museum.
Wow — a “hyperbaric biosphere”! This is genuine science! We want to know more. The Daily Express tells us:
The biosphere, which is the size of two double decker busses, mimics the conditions of the atmosphere from the dinosaur’s time. In the 66 million years since the dinosaurs’ extinction, the atmosphere has changed considerably and many believe the giant reptiles would not be able to survive in today’s current conditions.
Are you intrigued, dear reader? Let’s read on:
While modern science suggests that humans and dinosaurs never shared the planet, Mr Baugh believes that we did once roam together, but the dinosaurs went extinct due to the Biblical flood, and Noah couldn’t fit them on his arc [sic]. He will attempt to ‘grow’ the dinosaurs by placing “plants, animals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects, etc” in the biosphere with the “pre-flood” conditions – which is a lot more oxygen and more atmospheric pressure.
This is an exciting experiment! We continue:
The hope is that the beings adapt quickly, which will essentially give him animals that roamed at the time of the dinosaurs as the biosphere conditions will hopefully make the animals larger, and Mr Baugh believes that they will be friendlier and smarter, according to Roadside America [whoever they are].
Okay, that’s enough. When dinosaurs don’t appear after a few months, we eagerly await Baugh’s announcement of what he concludes from the experiment.
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