Creation Museum Fossil Claimed as Proof of Noah’s Flood

creation museumCreation Museum founder Ken Ham recently unveiled an Allosaurus dinosaur fossil named Ebenezer. Researchers not only claimed the fossil could be the key to proving evolution is wrong, but also that humans lived alongside dinosaurs. Ham has claims that the Creation Museum fossil is proof of Noah’s flood as described in the Bible.

Earlier this year, Ham, the former Australian  science teacher, appeared in a live, web-streaming public debate against science television personality Bill Nye. The debate was centered on whether creation is a viable model for origins in the modern scientific era. The web-streaming debate drew in millions of viewers.

According to Ham, several careful investigations conducted on the remains of Ebenezer suggest the Allosaurus drowned in the world-wide flood that Noah and his family endured. Ham added that the new exhibit will defend the book of Genesis, and help expose scientific inaccuracies in evolution. He went on to explain that dinosaurs are being utilized in the Creation Museum to assist in telling the true history according to the Bible. He pointed out that evolutionists regularly employ the same medium to reach and influence children from the perspective of their own world view.

Ebenezer’s remains were discovered in an area called the Morrison Formation. According to the National Park Service, the rock unit is from the Late Jurassic period, approximately 155-148 million years ago. This declaration contradicts the museum’s reference to the flood being about 4,500 years ago. Daniel Phelps, the Kentucky Paleontological Society president, has accused Ham of deciding the fossils are evidence of Noah’s flood “without doing research.”

The museum argues that due to the bones being in the correct anatomical positions when found, and being discovered in a layer of sediment left behind by the great flood, it indicates an extremely swift burial, which confirms the global catastrophe. In other words, the Creation Museum fossils discovered where they were, how they were are proof of Noah’s global flood.

According to a writer from The Wire, an unnamed geology professor went on record and admitted it was a plausible theory. He points to secular geologist’s own identification of flood plains and river deposits, but admits it is challenging to understand. He did conclude that for the formation and the fossils in it, a catastrophic origin was “very reasonable.”

creation museumIn the earlier debate Bill Nye explained why layers of sediment with fossils appear to be inconsistent with a global flood. He argued that if there had been a big flood on the earth, one would expect the animals to float or “swim up to a higher level.” He explained that the bones would mix with fossils from later periods, and cited the Grand Canyon as such an example. He then pointed out that none of them did this, “not a single one.” It is unclear how this argument dismisses a global flood, but Nye seemed sure of his logic.

The new fossil exhibit of Ebenezer the Allosaurus stands ten feet high and thirty feet long. Ken Ham’s Creation Museum believes that because of the manner and location of the remains when discovered, they are evidence of the global catastrophe known as Noah’s flood in the Bible. While the conclusion can be argued against, none of the arguments appear to disprove the assertion either.

Opinion by John Benjamin Wilson

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10 Responses to "Creation Museum Fossil Claimed as Proof of Noah’s Flood"

  1. Mark Mead   May 29, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I often find it somewhat amusing when people (like Nye) say that during the flood animals would have simply floated or swam to a safe place. While I am not a Biblical scholar, I do tend to think that when the Bible says “…all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened” it was not talking about a gentle spring shower. “Burst forth” and “floodgates…opened” make me think of catastrophic events, not a little sprinkle. My perception is that millions of living things drowned very suddenly trying to flee from the coming deluge. For Nye and others to talk about the flood in any other way makes me think that they have no real concept of what God did to His creation, and also denies the power of God.

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  2. Norm James   May 29, 2014 at 4:50 am

    If I were God ; My patience would be running on empty.He has given mankind the ability to believe Him but His Creation constantly looks for answers to deny His truth . Human deniers who believe they know how everything was created out of nothing will never believe Him or His word . Don’t humans realize that the Bible was inspired by Him ? He gives us all the option to believe but ,as usual , mankind knows best .Don’t you realize that man and all other species had to have Oxygen to exist . If that’s the case trees must have been on earth 1st as provided in His Bible .Why does Earth have trees and other plants that turn CO2 into oxygen where no other planets are covered with these same trees,etc ?
    God said wisdom in this world is foolishness and science ,thru humans , is surely proving His point.
    God will not force anyone to believe Him . It’s your free will to decide .You either believe God or man . The choice is yours . I would rather believe and die not realizing anything than to die and wake to see God and Christ standing there looking at me shaking Their heads .The choice is ours .

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  3. Robin   May 28, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Wow to think that there couldn’t be a global flood your comments are amazing. To really think that the animals would run to higher ground when water was coming up from below and from above. Ever seen an animal in the rain probably not otherwise you would know they sit with their but to the rain and wait it out or until the get hungry then move. If there wasn’t a global flood why do we find sea fossils at over 7000 ft in the mountains? Oh that’s right they must have crawled there. You people need to get a clue and actually go outside and see the truth of the world not some guy who thinks that sham science is proof. Let me know the next time an animal changes into something else or a human pops out an ape I would be the first to amazed.

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    • Puff   May 28, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      Yep, I’ve seen exactly what you’re talking about (animals in the rain). I’ve also seen animals when water was is rising – it’s a different story – when it begins to get a bit deep for them, they retreat, not just stand there. Did you read the report of the so called scientist who went to the site of the mixed dinosaur foot prints that came out not long ago? Her explanation was that they must have been running from some predator. Question: What predator would the dinosaurs be afraid of to run together. Mind you the tracks were relatively high and the ground was muddy (couldn’t have been running from the rain – you’ve explained that). The only thing that these dinosaurs would be afraid of was the rising FLOOD water, but the scientist couldn’t or wasn’t willing to come up with that possibility.

      Enough for now.

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  4. Gino   May 27, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Just because one spews anti science non sense ,doesnt make it the truth. Ok so the overwhelming evidence proves beyond a doubt that the dinosaurs lived WAYYY before man and that the theory of evolution is true. All Ham was able to bring to the table at the debate with Nye was that God did it and that one has to have faith. Oyyyyyy Veyyyy

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  5. Rick   May 27, 2014 at 8:31 am

    I can tell you why. Because people like Nye have billions of dollars to promote their non-scientific pablum as being scientific. There needs to be strong push back against the anti-science foolishness being spewed by the religious left and their minions.

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  6. Michael Schultheiss   May 26, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    “It is unclear how this argument dismisses a global flood, but Nye seemed sure of his logic”

    It is very clear if one has a basic understanding of the fossil record, and of Nye’s argument. If a global flood occurred, one would expect precisely what Nye said: for various animals to seek higher ground. Antelope and lions would be found alongside pelycosaurs and dinosaurs. Instead, we have a fossil record that beautifully demonstrates evolution.

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  7. fuzzywzhe   May 26, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I had to laugh when I read this:

    He explained that the bones would mix with fossils from later periods, and cited the Grand Canyon as such an example. He then pointed out that none of them did this, “not a single one.” It is unclear how this argument dismisses a global flood, but Nye seemed sure of his logic.

    So, how is it possible “this is unclear how this dismisses a global flood”? Do you not understand what he just said? Fossils are stratified. You don’t ever find human remains below dinosaur remains. They aren’t mixed, ever, anywhere, on the planet.

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  8. Mike   May 26, 2014 at 7:56 am

    are you kidding me? Why does anyone even publish this crap?

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    • Rick   May 26, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      I can tell you why. Because people like Ham have millions of dollars to promote their non-scientific pablum as being scientific. There needs to be strong push back against the anti-science foolishness being spewed by the religious right and their minions.

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