Michael Peroutka, a candidate for Anne Arundel County Council in Maryland, has decided to donate a valuable dinosaur fossil to his favorite museum. Sadly, for those interested in dinosaurs, his museum of choice was Kentucky’s Creation Museum.
According to The Capital Gazette the fossil was presented to the museum over Memorial Day weekend and is valued at $200,000. Though the museum insured and advertises the fossil at 1 million dollars.
The museum says the fossil is that of the Allosaurus, a 30-foot long dinosaur that was unearthed in Colorado. The museum is also claiming the fossil dates back to about 4,000 years according to biblical scripture.
Obviously, given the fact that dinosaurs existed over 65 million years ago and not 4,000 years ago, the museum is mistaken and is once against citing the Bible over scientific evidence. This comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with Ken Ham or his Creation Museum.
According to University of Cincinnati paleontologist David Meyer, the fossil dates back millions, not thousands of years. This fact was lost on those involved in the dedication.
Speaking at the event held at the Creation Museum, Peroutka said of the fossil:
“Our idea was that if we could just preserve it so that eventually it could be sold or donated to someone who could display it rightly — righteously — that is, as a testament, a witness to the word of God.”
Sadly, these valuable fossils will be used to mislead kids about the life and times of dinosaurs and breed a new group of science deniers.