A man running for a seat on the county council in Anne Arundel County, Md., donated a dinosaur skeleton to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., near Cincinnati, over the Memorial Day weekend, the Capital Gazette reports.
Here’s the news story: The skeleton, worth an estimated $1 million, is claimed to be between 4,000 and 5,000 years old, placing the dinosaur’s existence right alongside Noah at the time of the flood.
The “museum” plans to conduct additional “studies,” including CT scans, on the skeleton, which is that of an Allosaurus, a 30-foot-long, 10-foot-high fossil unearthed from the Morrison Formation in Colorado. According to David Meyer, a paleontologist and geology professor at the University of Cincinnati, the Morrison Formation is about 150 million, not thousand, years old.
Allosaurus (Scott Robert Anselmo via Wikipedia, Creative Commons)
But the county council candidate isn’t buying anything from a pesky scientist. “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,” said Michael Peroutka.
We got a lotta work to do!