When we want an answer to a nagging question, many of us now skip Google searches altogether for the wonders of Wikipedia.
But not everyone is so keen on the free-thinking, user-generated website. Especially not ultra-conservative, Christian Creationists, who have started their own response – Conservapedia.
When someone first pointed this out to me, I thought it was a superb parody, and great fun to read. Check out its definitions of Dinosaur, Kangaroo, Big Bang, Fossil, etc.
However, it does appear to be the real thing – it must be as Wikipedia says so…
"Some Christians reject the Theory of Evolution and the current science community consensus of the age of the earth. Of those Christians who reject evolution, the Young Earth Creationists believe, based primarily on Biblical sources, but also drawing on archeological and fossil evidence, that dinosaurs were created on the 6th day of the Creation Week as a final addendum to the wonders God created, approximately 6,000 years ago; that they lived in the Garden of Eden in harmony with other animals, eating only plants; that pairs of various dinosaurs were taken onto Noah's Ark during the Great Flood and were preserved from drowning; that fossilized dinosaur bones originated during the mass killing of the Flood; and that some descendants of those dinosaurs taken aboard the Ark still roam the earth today."
"According to the origins theory model used by creation scientists, modern kangaroos, like all modern animals, originated in the Middle East and are the descendants of the two founding members of the modern kangaroo baramin that were taken aboard Noah's Ark prior to the Great Flood. It has not yet been determined by baraminologists whether kangaroos form a holobaramin with the wallaby, tree-kangaroo, wallaroo, pademelon and quokka, or if all these species are in fact apobaraminic or polybaraminic. Also according to creation science theories, after the Flood, kangaroos bred from the Ark passengers migrated to Australia."
"Young earth creationist scientists hotly contest the Big Bang Theory. They trace lineages in the Bible to estimate the age of the Earth to be around 6,000 years. In contrast to young earth creationists, Old Earth Creationists and Theistic evolutionists agree that the Big Bang occured.. Some Old Earth Creationists and Theistic Evolutionist argue that the Big Bang is in fact mentioned in the Bible.  However, the Bible makes no mention of the "Big Bang". While the universe has been observed to be expanding, this need not be used as evidence of a Big Bang, because the Bible states in Jeremiah that God 'stretched out the heavens'."
"Many Young Earth Creationists disagree with the idea that fossils could be millions of years old because they believe the Earth to have been created only several thousand years ago. They point to the fact that some dinosaur bones have been found that still contain organic matter as evidence that these creatures were alive only several thousand years ago rather than 65 million years ago. They also point out that sometimes bones can fossilize very quickly if they are in the right place, so even though scientists predict that the process will usually take a very long time, this is not always the case."