Kentucky County approves expansion of Creation Museum, will taxpayer dollars be used?

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Ken Ham is apparently riding high after the court victory that makes his Ark Encounter theme park eligible for state tax incentives. The creationist is now seeking to expand the Creation Museum to make room for new traveling exhibits and a bigger parking lot.His dream to expand took one step closer to reality when the Boon County Planning and Zoning Commission approved the plan on Wednesday.We've experienced a lot of success with the museum," said Mike Zovath, co-founder of Answers in … [Read more...]

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KY Secular Society letter urges governor to deny the Ark Encounter application

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The Kentucky Secular Society has sent a formal letter to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin urging his office to deny Answers in Genesis' Ark Encounter application for the tourism tax credit.The letter lists five major reasons why the project should be denied: 1) This action would violate section 5 of the Kentucky Constitution and the first amendment of the United States Constitution.2) Answers in Genesis, Crosswater Canyon, and Ark Encounter have been created for the purpose of three … [Read more...]

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Ken Ham says that Bill Nye is using a Christian worldview to explain evolution

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Ken Ham once again showed off his lack of scientific knowledge when he accused Bill Nye of borrowing his view of evolution and cooperation from the Bible. Ham, obviously, sees a problem with any ethical assertion made by scientists because as he says without an authority one cannot know for sure what is right or wrong.Nye, when explaining how nice or “good” people survived through the evolutionary processes said, “what we feel is a result of evolution. Our ancestors who were anti-social jerks … [Read more...]

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Creationist Kent Hovind says biblical contradictions are to ‘weed out atheists’

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Kent Hovind, the creationist who was recently released from prison on federal tax crimes and mail fraud, said this week that God put contradiction in the Bible in order to weed out the non-believers.“If I was God,” Hovind said, “I would write the book in such a way that those who don’t want to believe in me anyway would think they found something. ‘Aha, here’s why I don’t believe.'”“And then they could go on with their own life because they don’t want to believe God anyways,” he asserted. … [Read more...]

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Top 10 atheist news stories of 2015

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2015 was the first full year of the Danthropology blog on the Patheos Network. I have decided to go into the archives and find the top 10 most popular posts on the site. Instead of picking what stories I personally found the most interesting, I'm letting the numbers decide. This list is based on the number of reads all year.10. Ben Carson claims that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution was created under the influence of SatanYup, it is amazing this entire list isn't just Ben Carson … [Read more...]

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Answers in Genesis pays Ken Ham and family nearly $500,000 a year

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With the Creation Museum hemorrhaging money each year, you would imagine belts around the Ham house would be tight. But this does not seem to be the case according to findings by WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.According to a report by the station Answers in Genesis, the parent company of the museum employs several of Ham's family members and pays them a great deal in combined salary. (bolding mine) Those family members were Renee Hodge, Ham’s daughter, who earned $34,000 that fiscal year; Danielle Jo … [Read more...]

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Creationists are not happy about today’s Google Doodle

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Google today is causing a stir among creationists with their Google Doodle that celebrates the discovery of Australopithecus afarensis, better known to the world as Lucy, who was discovered 41 years ago, today.So, in pure creationist fashion, they have taken to Twitter to show the world they are not monkeys. Shame on #google for their logo today. There is no evidence to support evolution of apes to man. Darwin even said it was a stupid theory.— William Burr (@TruthfromChrist) November 2 … [Read more...]

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Americans are becoming much less religious according to a new study

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Americans are becoming less religious according to a new study released by the Pew Research Center.According to the study, Americans by and large are becoming less religious and less anti-science and are becoming increasingly more accepting of the LGBTQ community.According to the study: A growing share of Americans are religiously unaffiliated, including some who self-identify as atheists or agnostics as well as many who describe their religion as “nothing in particular.” Altogether, the … [Read more...]

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Richard Dawkins says Ben Carson is a ‘disgrace’ as a doctor for promoting creationism

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For the second time in two weeks, biologist Richard Dawkins took to American media to blast Republican presidential candidates for not accepting the theory of evolution.“This fills me with despair,” Dawkins explained to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. “This is not something you believe in or not. I mean, this is a fact. It is a fact. It’s just as much of a fact as the Earth goes around the Sun. You can’t not believe it unless you’re ignorant.”Dawkins added that he didn’t believe all Republicans wer … [Read more...]

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Young earth creationist Ken Ham claims Richard Dawkins has a closed mind

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Creationist Ken Ham has taken issue with a comment that evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has made regarding presidential candidates being creationists, calling them “disgraceful,” but he is also very upset that Dawkins said he is open to the idea of god, as long as someone can show him the evidence.Ham writes: During the interview, Dawkins was asked “whether the atheist leader would ever change his mind about God, he said that he’s open to the idea. ‘Just show me some evidence and I’ll … [Read more...]

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