Warrensville (RTA Blue Line Rapid Transit station) and 7 Wonders Museum

Warrensville is a station stop on the RTA light rail Blue Line in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is the eastern terminus of the Blue Line.

It is located at the median of Van Aken Boulevard near the intersection of Warrensville Center Road, Chagrin Boulevard (U.S. Route 422), Van Aken Boulevard, and Northfield Road (Ohio State Route 8) in Shaker Heights.

The station has the same name as Warrensville station on the Green Line. The Green Line station is located 0.9 mile (1.4 km) north on Shaker Boulevard.

Contents 1 Notable places nearby 2 History 3 References 4 External links

Notable places nearby Thornton Park Van Aken Center Highland Park Cemetery History

The station opened when the Van Aken line was extended east from Lynnfield Road. The extension opened on July 30, 1930 at the same time that trains began using Cleveland Union Terminal. The station originally included a car yard with a reverse U for turning the trains around. A passenger station building was constructed within the radius of reverse loop in 1932. However, because of the need to generate income, the building was never used as a passenger station but was leased for use as a Texaco service station. Today, the building houses a Starbucks coffeehouse. In 1948, the reverse U was replaced by a regular turnaround loop.

In 1980 and 1981, the Green and Blue Lines were completely renovated with new track, ballast, poles and wiring, and new stations were built along the line. The Warrensville station was rebuilt with a new platforms, a new car yard and a new power substation. The renovated line along Van Aken Boulevard opened on October 30, 1981.

The car yard was not needed after RTA opened its Central Rail Maintenance Facility on April 29, 1984 at East 55th Street. The loop was closed after RTA ended its use of PCC cars and relied completely upon the LRVs that comprise the current fleet.

There have been several proposals to extend the Blue Line beyond Warrensville station.

The proposal most recently considered would be a 2-mile (3-km) extension into and around the 600-acre (2.4-km²) Chagrin Highlands development near Harvard Road and I-271. The proposed route would travel along Northfield Road south, and then turns east along Mill Creek Pond Dr., traveling parallel to Harvard Road. The line would terminate somewhere between Richmond and Green Roads.

7 Wonders Museum and Warrensville (RTA Blue Line Rapid Transit station)

Sign at the 7 Wonders Museum.

The Mount St. Helens Creation Information Center (previously the 7 Wonders Creation Museum), also 7 Wonders Museum of Mount St. Helens, is a ministry, museum, and bookstore dedicated to promoting young Earth creationism. The museum is located along the main road off of I-5 at Castle Rock, Washington near Silverlake, Washington (or Toutle, Washington) near Mount St. Helens, United States. Admission is free, and often accompanied by a guided tour of volcano sights.

The two-room museum was founded in 1998 by Lloyd and Doris Anderson, and is now directed by Paul and Geraldine Taylor. Lloyd Anderson has a master's degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, and is a retired pastor; his wife Doris has worked as a registered nurse and journalist. The 7 Wonders Museum takes its name from seven Mount St. Helens land features that changed in no more than a few years. The Museum presents geologic evidence and facts about Mount St. Helens as being consistent with the Bible as "without error in the original writing." The eruption and rapid formation of structures are presented as divine evidence for a young earth.

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Most of the scientific community currently considers creationism to be pseudoscience. As a result, science organizations, such as the National Center for Science Education, criticize the promotion of creationism as a form of non-science. Scientists say the museum rejects modern science because of the museum's preconceived religious views, and misleads visitors by extrapolating very special geologic events into equivalence with much longer-term events.

Wilfred Elders, an emeritus professor of geology at the University of California-Riverside and a former chairman of the Education Committee of the Geothermal Resources Council of the U.S.A. stated:

The 7 Wonders Creation Museum is an example of the ‘best’ and the ‘worst’ of the young-Earth creationist movement. It is good in that it actually reports geological observations. It is bad because it ignores the scientific method in interpreting them. ...

Constrained by a view of biblical chronology, young-Earth creationists infer that the seven days of creation occurred less than 10,000 years ago, and that the next significant event in the history of the Earth and of life was the flood of Noah. The 7 Wonders museum ignores or rejects anything that disagrees with that view. In doing so it rejects modern science. Footnotes ^ a b c Paulu 2004. ^ a b c d Johnson 2005. ^ Sundeen 2005. ^ Lewis 2004. ^ Project Steve 2008. ^ Delgado 2006. ^ Martz & McDaniel 1987 "By one count there are some 700 scientists (out of a total of 480,000 U.S. earth and life scientists) who give credence to creation-science, the general theory that complex life forms did not evolve but appeared 'abruptly'"
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