TEMPLES OF EVOLUTION
TEMPLES OF DOOM
by Ken Ham
One of the latest "temples" to be built in the USA cost almost $18
million. This beautiful building and its complex technology are being
used to indoctrinate at least 120,000 school students each year, in
the religious belief that they are just animals in a fight for
survival in this evolving world.
Where do we find this structure? At the St. Louis Zoo in Missouri. But
BEWARE! This "temple" is really a prototype of similar "temples" that
the designers hope will be built throughout the world.
In the zoo's media information kit, we read that the state-of-the-art
educational center, called "The Living World," is "expected to lead
zoos of the world into the 21st century." Its purpose? ". . .to
combine high technology with live animals to present a unified view of
how life evolved...." The Hall of Animals, called 'An Introduction to
the Animals,' will take visitors on a tour of the animal kingdom, a
journey in which visitors will be able to trace life's evolution from
one-celled creatures to jellyfish, worms, and insects, then to the
parade of vertebrates: fish, frogs, reptiles, birds, and mammals. One
wall of fish includes lamprey eels, the first to develop a spinal
cord, a prerequisite for coming on land as amphibians.
CHARLES DARWIN ROBOT
As part of this spectacular display, "A life-like animatronic robot of
Charles Darwin, whose theory of evolution explains the diversity of
the animal kingdom, will greet visitors to the hall and will introduce
Darwin's Theory of Evolution.... The final exhibit in the evolutionary
journey is the computer game Homo nextus, in which visitors make
guesses about what species will replace our own. A computer builds a
three-dimensional image based on those guesses."
At the Natural Selection exhibit, visitors are told that Darwin did
not realize that "a major evolutionary change was taking place around
him Äthe larger night-flying species of moths of England were evolving
a darker color!" Everyone who visits the display is taught classic
Darwinian evolution as FACT.
In the press kit we received a number of photographs, including one of
"Lucy." We are told that Lucy is the "oldest erect-walking human
ancestor ever found. The original skeleton, from which this replica
was meticulously reconstructed, is about 3.5 million years old and was
found in 1974 in a remote region of Ethiopia." At the actual display,
we are told that "This is a reconstruction of an adult female
Australopithecus, the earliest direct ancestor of humans." From the
display, one would get the idea they had a whole skeleton of a human
apelike ancestor that is accepted as fact by all scientists!
MILLIONS TO SEE EXHIBIT
The St. Louis Zoo is the first in the world for which citizens voted
tax support. It is one of only three major zoos that charge no
admission and is one of the largest tourist attractions, with more
than 2.5 million people visiting annually. Robert Hyland, president of
the St. Louis Zoo commission, said that the St. Louis Zoo has become
an international leader in changing the mission of zoos. It is the
vision of the designers that this type of exhibit be adopted by zoos
around the world.
Some of the many other statements made at the exhibit include:
"Terrestrial vertebrates evolved from the lobe-finned fishes;
amphibians were the first vertebrates to walk on land; reptiles
evolved from amphibians 300 million years ago; mammals first appeared
on earth along with dinosaurs about 190 million years ago; humans
evolved from Australopithecus, a small ape a little larger than a
It is good to remind ourselves of Romans 1:22-25: "Professing
themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the
uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to
birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.... Who changed the
truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more
than the Creator, who is blessed forever."
What will be the consequences of this beautifully presented
evolutionary propaganda? Millions of people will be graphically told
that science has proved they are just animals in the fight for
survival. But if this is so, Why should they not then act like
animals? For instance, why not take whatever you can get and why not
indiscriminate sex, or violence, just like any other "animal" in the
What do impressionable school students, as well as adults, learn from
this exhibit? We came from slime for no reason. We don't know why we
are here, and we don't know where we are going (who knows what "Homo
nextus" will be, as the display informed us?). In America today, the
leading cause of death among teenagers, other than accident, is
suicide. And, no wonder! Evolution teaches we are just animals, and
there is no purpose or meaning to life.
WOE UNTO THEM
On the opening day of this exhibit, much praise was given for the
construction of this centerÄyet students don't even hear of the
possibility of creation; those who wrote the script have ruled it out.
Isaiah had a warning concerning this: "Woe unto them that call evil
good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for
darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter" (Isaiah
The prime mover behind the project was Mr. Robert Hyland, recipient of
many awards for his various achievements. He certainly has received
the praises of men: "Magistral Knight of the Sovereign Military Order
of Malta from Pope Paul VI; the Abe Lincoln Award from the Southern
Baptist Radio and Television Commission; the St. Louis award for
Outstanding Contributions to the Community 1975. In 1980, he was named
Churchman of the Year by the Religious Heritage of America for
contributions to the religious life of our country." The list goes on.
Even the governor, in his address at the Grand Opening in June this
year, said, "I wish God's richest blessing on this institutionÄon all
of you that have worked so hard to make it successful."
Each one of us must stand before God the Creator one day to give an
account of our works. I, for one, would not look forward to standing
before the Creator to give an account of the millions of people led
astray because I had helped to indoctrinate them in the pagan and evil
philosophy of evolution. "Be not many masters, knowing that we shall
receive the greater condemnation" (James 3:1).
What would you do if your zoo adopted this kind of exhibit?
BACK TO GENESIS
The Institute for Creation Research, with the help of God's people, is
doing something about this terrible situation. We are conducting "Back
to Genesis" seminars across the nation to inform people on the truth
of Creation and the evils of evolution. Two such programs are being
conducted in the St. Louis area, November 10-11. See our "Speakers
Schedule" in this issue for details. Bring your friends to this
exciting program that gives glory to the Creator and equips people
with the knowledge necessary to defend creation and confront this
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