The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky. recently announced its plans to display the skeleton of a dinosaur, which the museum says is "a testament to the truths found in God’s Word."
The Allosaurus skeleton was donated to the Creation Museum by the Elizabeth Streb Peroutka Foundation, reports Talking Points Memo.
While dinosaurs are not mentioned in the Bible, Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum and Answers in Genesis, claims the bones of the allosaurus prove the Bible to be true.
“While evolutionists use dinosaurs more than anything to promote their worldview, especially to young students, our museum uses dinosaurs to help tell the account of history according to the Bible," Ham said in a statement. "This remarkable allosaur is a great addition to our dinosaur exhibits. It’s been a pleasure to work with the Peroutka Foundation, which wants to use this great fossil in a God-honoring way.”
The Creation Museum quotes Dr. Andrew Snelling, an Answers in Genesis geologist, as saying, "The intact skeleton of this Allosaur is a testimony to an extremely rapid burial, which is confirmation of the global catastrophe of a Flood a few thousand years ago."
However, the BBC notes that the Allosaurus is believed to have lived in "North America 140 million years ago."
LiveScience.com dates the dinosaur back to 150-155 million years ago and says it roamed parts of North America, Europe and Thailand.