As part of the children’s interactive museum experience that we call the “knee-high museum” inside our Creation Museum, our new animatronic Noah has been installed. There is much more to be done in building a set around Noah, but that will be done in January. For now, the new Noah can be seen sitting at his desk in the Voyage Room inside our large Noah’s Ark section of the museum.
There is a touch screen monitor nearby, and children can touch a question on the screen and Noah will then answer it. It is phenomenal exhibit. Noah looks and acts so real!
Here are two photographs of me and designer Doug Henderson (who headed up the design of Noah) standing with Noah just after the technicians finished their installation.
As well as the new Noah, we also gave the Noah figure in the Noah’s Ark construction room a real “face-lift.” This Noah was given a new head to look the same as the new animatronic Noah. Here are photographs of Doug Henderson and me standing with our refurbished Noah.
An Encounter with an Angry Student
Several weeks ago Dr. Tommy Mitchell (popular AiG speaker) had the opportunity of speaking at West Virginia University in Parkersburg, West Virginia. The student Bible club invited him to give a presentation that would be open to all interested students. He chose to give a talk entitled “Modern Medicine and Ancient Authority,” which deals with evolution and the practice of medicine.
Dr. Mitchell reports:
A few minutes before I was to begin, one student stopped and asked why I was there. When I told him, he walked away sneering, “I don’t believe in fairy tales!”
To my surprise, a few minutes later he returned and took a seat for the lecture. To say that this young man was angry was an understatement. He continually interrupted my talk, made loud comments, and shook his head vigorously. He said on several occasions, “You don’t understand evolution!” When I backed up my claims using quotes from well-known evolutionists, he only became more angry.
After I finished my presentation, he continued to question me—but did not really seem interested in my answers. He finally asked, “Do you really believe the earth is only 6000 years old?” When I said that I did, he stormed out of the room saying that he would not listen any further. He said that he could not believe that I would dishonor his university with my presence.
Two other students approached me and told me that they were not Christians, and they came only to see what creationists believed. They told me that they felt that I had dealt with this angry young man graciously and answered his questions well.
“Why was he so mad at you?” they asked.
I told them that he wasn’t really mad at me—he was mad at God. He obviously had some spiritual issues in his life that he was dealing with. I was not able to get the name of this young man, but God knows his name. I would ask that we all pray for him. A troubled spirit needs the healing touch of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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