If you're in Petersburg, Kentucky, you could visit the Creation Museum's Stargazer Planetarium, where creationists' "young earth" concept is revealed in HD. Here, Christian scientists "refudiate" (as Sarah Palin would put it) the Big Bang theory. In Palin's "Real America," a shockingly large percentage of Americans believe that 6,000 years ago, after a whirlwind six-days, man and dinosaur co-existed.
If you're in San Francisco, you could visit the California Academy of Sciences, where the new show Life: A Cosmic Story just opened at the Morrison Planetarium.
The creationists and their "Bibles not Big Bangs" notions alarm Greg Farrington, the director of the Academy of Sciences, to no end. Farrington gets irked when folks (probably not too many San Franciscans) say they don't "believe" in evolution. Evolution, Farrington stresses, is not a religion, so it's not a "belief."
Jodie Foster narrates the Academy's third planetarium show, which begins in a stunning grove of towering redwoods. Then the audience shrinks -- Fantastic Voyage-style -- and zooms into a single redwood leaf and then a redwood cell, learning that despite their unique appearance, redwoods are composed of the same basic molecules as all other organisms on Earth.