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Humans riding on the backs of Dinosaurs: A walk through the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky,

Join Dr. John Troyer for a pictorial tour of the twenty-seven million dollar Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky USA.

Since its opening in May 2007, around 835,000 visitors have witnessed the spectacle of animatronic dinosaurs playing with children, walked through a scale model of Noah's Ark, enjoyed creationist cosmology shows in the 78-seater planetarium, and marvelled at the large-scale Garden of Eden diorama, complete with vegetarian Tyrannosaurus – all in firm support of a “young earth,” Christian explanation of the planet. Dr. Troyer’s presentation will closely (and humorously) examine the relationships between Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Evolution in America.

Dr. John Troyer is the Death and Dying Practices Associate and RCUK Fellow at the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath. He received his doctorate from the University of Minnesota in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society in May 2006. From 2007-2008 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University teaching the cultural studies of science and technology. Within the field of Death Studies, Dr. Troyer analyzes the global history of science and technology and its effects on the dead body. His first book, Technologies of the Human Corpse, will appear in late 2010.


Dr. John Troyer | talks


Date and Time:

4 March 2010 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL
Rockefeller Building
University Street
020 3108 2052

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