No, Ken Ham, Ark Encounter Will Not Be Good for the Economy

Here’s Bill Nye the other day, referring to “Ark Encounter,” the Noah’s Ark theme park:

Reached by phone Thursday, Nye said he was disappointed the project would go forward and said he hoped it “goes out of business.”

“If he builds that ark, it’s my strong opinion, it’s bad for the commonwealth of Kentucky and bad for scientists based in Kentucky and bad for the U.S.,” Nye said. “And I’m not joking, bad for the world.”

Nye said he was “heartbroken and sickened for the Commonwealth of Kentucky” after learning that the project would move forward. He said the ark would eventually draw more attention to the beliefs of Ham’s ministry, which preaches that the Bible’s creation story is a true account, and as a result, “voters and taxpayers in Kentucky will eventually see that this is not in their best interest.”

And here’s Creationist Ken Ham yesterday, missing the mark as usual:

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Coroner in Mississippi Screws Up; Dead Man Wasn’t. That Has To Be a Divine Miracle, Right?

Like the premature news of Mark Twain‘s demise, reports of Snowball Williams‘ death have been greatly exaggerated.

A local coroner declared him gone, but two hours later, Williams’ leg started moving.

That can only mean one thing: God did it.



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If These Christians Want to Create Their Own Version of the Boy Scouts, Let Them Go

Now that the Boy Scouts of America allows gay members, some Christians have created their own D-rated alternative and are parading it around as if it’s just as good:



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The Problem with Christians Who Think I’m Going to Hell

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, responds to the idea that I’m going to hell for being an atheist:

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

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An Ex-Muslim Talks About Growing Up in Hezbollah Culture

Marwa Berro is an ex-Muslim blogger whose writing has enlightened me whether she’s talking about transitioning out of Islam or why she continues to be an activist.

Her latest piece may be the most eye-opening of them all. In it, she writes about growing up in “Hezbollah culture” and how thinking of the group as a “terrorist Islamist organization” doesn’t quite encapsulate its power and effect:



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