Friday, December 11, 2009

Please don't steal the dinos

Posted By on Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 1:27 PM

If you suspect your child is a kleptomaniac (you can review the 12 warning signs here), it’s best not to take them to the Fine Arts Center’s Glass Corridor next Thursday, Dec. 17, when a baby Tyrannosaurus Rex will be making appearances from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

We only mention this because one of the animatronic creatures from the BBC’s Walking with Dinosaurs tour was already stolen during a stop in Mexico last Friday. It would do Colorado Springs’ reputation no good to have the same thing happen here.

For those who do have trust-worthy offspring, the up-close promotional appearance (as well as the full-blown Walking the Dinosaurs performance that comes to the World Arena from January 21-24 — monster trucks may or may not open the show) is really a perfect opportunity to talk to your kids about the relative merits of creationism versus evolution. What better time, in fact, to introduce thm to a two-and-a-half hour video of Creation Scientist Kent Hovind Revealing The Truth About Dinosaurs And Evolution:

... or, for that matter, the late comedian Bill Hicks’ commentary on attempts to explain away the absence of two-story-high reptiles from the Bible:

“Dinosaur fossils? God put those here to test our faith." Does that trouble anyone here? The idea that God … might be ... f—-in' with our heads? I have trouble sleeping with that knowledge. Some prankster God running around: "Hu hu ho. We will see who believes in me now, ha HA."

The educational opportunities are clearly enormous. Be sure to watch this blog for more breaking dinosaur updates and helpful parenting advice.

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