Mrs. LaPine-Grueninger is a crafty lady with a crafty husband who also loves all-things automotive. They used to be Euro-obsessed dubbers (ok… they still are) but a recent trip to the Creation Museum helped open their eyes to the new gospel according to Hyundai and the modern word of Kia. Hop the jump for another great photo, and a link over to Cherise’s wonderful tale of taking the Kia Soul and the Hyundai Genesis Coupe to the center of the universe Petersburg, Kentucky – home to the shrine to a time when Man and Dinosaur walked the Earth hand-in-Dino Claw.
Here is a snippet of her story:
For those unfamiliar with this $27 million blatant disregard for scientific knowledge, it is dedicated to demonstrating that the earth is about 6000 years old, according to a literal interpretation of the Bible. If we are willing to suspend disbelief, the museum’s premise results in the revelation that dinosaurs coexisted with humans because we were all created on the same day. The museum’s backer? The fundamentalist organization, Answers in Genesis. Here I sit back as the jokes write themselves.
We got the cars together, and the drive down was tantalizing, the two of us, weaving through Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, admiring ourselves and each other. The Genesis, especially, inspired lust, greed and envy; I often found myself the subject of curious stares from onlookers. In Chicago, two sweet young things threw their Acura in reverse at a stoplight to get a better look, and at one point, I was approaching a fresh-looking bright red car from behind and thought to myself, “Damn, what’s that?” before realizing it was another Coupe Sport. As we progressed southward, the auto landscape grew sparser. We knew we were close when we piloted the only two Korean cars for miles.
The Creation Museum is beautifully designed to make its visitors feel shameful about the world we inhabit. It starts with a short film that gives the timeline of the world’s beginning according to Genesis. From there, visitors are shuttled to the opening exhibit, Natural Selection is Not Evolution, to which there’s not much more than its unwieldy title. To convince us that Science is Bad, we were treated of a diorama of two wax paleontologist figures unearthing dinosaur bones, side by side. The Creationist paleontologist found a 6000-year-old skeleton; the scientist’s dino, however, was billions of years in the hole. In this museum, shiny placards automatically and without question present a cogent argument. The moral of the story, so often quoted throughout the museum to explain the disconnects between science and faith? “Different starting points, same facts.” Not convinced; want another? “Today, linguists recognize languages fall into distinct ‘families’ of recent origin.” Sure, “recent” is a relative term to the Creationists, but that sound byte is a better explanation of why we brought the Soul Sport and Genesis Coupe together.
Read the whole thing at SpeedSportLife.com