Adam and Pingu in the Garden of Eden

From Arne Adolfsen in Facebook, a link to a story on the science of the Creation Museum in Kentucky, with this photo:

That’s Adam in the Garden of Eden, with two animal friends, including a penguin who appears to be investigating Adam’s private parts. This would be before the episode of the serpent, since Adam is figleafless.

The function of the penguin at the museum seems to be to illustrate that all animals that exist now, or ever existed, were in the Garden of Eden. Yes, that includes dinosaurs. From the museum’s website:

Welcome and prepare to believe

The state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play and dinosaurs roam near Eden’s Rivers. The serpent coils cunningly in the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Majestic murals, great masterpieces brimming with pulsating colors and details, provide a backdrop for many of the settings.

(2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd., Petersburg, KY 41080 — 7 miles west of the Cincinnati Airport)

On language in the Garden, on this blog, here:

Then there’s language. How could such a complex system evolve? The literature on the subject is gigantic, but pretty much everyone argues that the complexity evolved from something simpler, a view opposed to creation stories in many traditions.

In the Biblical tradition, for instance, there’s the Adamic language, spoken by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden: the language used by God to address Adam, the language used by Eve to address the Serpent, the language used by Adam in naming the creatures created by God. This was either given by God or invented by Adam, and there’s some tradition for saying it was Hebrew. But there was just one, and it first appeared in all its complexity — though the notion of complexity involved here is not very impressive, because of the tendency to see a language as just a big bag of words (like a big pile of monkeys).

Then, of course, came the Tower of Babel, and the Adamic language dissolved into a welter of tongues.

But the diversity of creaures was there from the beginning. None of this evolution, of, say, flightless birds; Pingu roamed the Garden, along with foxes, pterodactytls, and of course Adam and Eve.

(On Pingu, see here.)

3 Responses to “Adam and Pingu in the Garden of Eden”

  1. W Says:

    Is it just me, or is Adam without privates, regardless of the figleaf’s absence? I also wonder how/why he waxed.

    • arnold zwicky Says:

      I think you can suppose the privates are concealed between Adam’s muscular thighs. Maybe things are clearer at the museum itself, but I doubt it; I suspect the foliage and the penguin cover things up there as well as in this photo — though the idea of a crotchless, Ken-doll Adam is entertaining. (Do you imagine the serpent endowed Adam with a dick and balls, post-apple, post-innocence?)

      I note that Adam has a navel and nipples.

      But, yes, Tim Evanson on Google+ noted that Adam has been manscaping, and probably working out too.

  2. Brief mention: Origin myths « Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] Ah yes, those amazing prehistoric days when cave-dwelling humans, mammoths, and dinosaurs roamed the earth together, in the world of the cartoons (think the Flintstones and their pet dinosaur Dino) and the Creation Museum. […]

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