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Scientist calls Creation Museum plug 'inflammatory'

PETERSBURG - The head of the Kentucky Paleontological Society is criticizing local tourism officials for promoting the Creation Museum using inflammatory language from the museum's Web site.

The Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau on its Web site says of the controversial museum: "This 'walk through history' museum will counter evolutionary natural history museums that turn countless minds against Christ and Scripture."

Natural history museums don't turn people against religion, counters Daniel Phelps, paleontology society president. If they did, there would be regular protests outside those museums.

"There's many people who are very religious, and they don't have a problem with evolution," Phelps said.

"If the creationists want to say things like that on their own Web site, that's their business," he said.

"I was pretty shocked that a tax-supported entity would do anything like that," Phelps said.

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