How does constructing a replica of Noah’s Ark with modern technology contribute to the argument for the supposed truth of Young Earth Creationism?
In case anyone needed more evidence disproving the claims of Young Earth Creationism, a recent video depicting the current construction of a full scale replica of Noah’s Ark serves as a powerful argument against the possibility that a supposed 600 year old goat herder possessed the tools, materials, and technical know-how to complete such a monumental task.
Ken Ham is spending a lot of money replicating the fictional Noah’s Ark as described in the Bible. The Ark Encounter’s official website shows that close to $19.5 million has so far been collected out of a goal of $29.5 million for the project’s completion.
The life-size Noah’s Ark replica project is being constructed in Williamstown, Kentucky, and is scheduled to be completed by 2016.
A page on the Ark Encounter website attempts to anticipate and address such criticism and questions as offered above:
Answers to Predicted Comments About Ark Encounter Construction
… we don’t have an evolutionary view of history. Many think Noah was a very primitive person with no technology. But prior to the Flood men were making musical instruments and forging instruments of bronze and iron: “His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe. Zillah also bore Tubal-cain; he was the forger of all instruments of bronze and iron” (Genesis 4:21–22). By the time of Noah, who knows what advanced technology they had?
Ark Encounter is a Christian fundamentalist project based on discredited science and a literal interpretation of Genesis. The $172 million biblical-themed amusement park is designed to be an exercise in Christian propaganda: a deplorable attempt to deceive children and others by denying the scientific reality of biological evolution and promoting Christian mythology as scientific fact.
The planned Christian theme park is dedicated to indoctrinating children with ridiculous and discredited claims from the dubious field of “creation science,” claims such as the earth is only 6,000-years-old, that human beings and dinosaurs lived on the earth at the same time, and that the story of Noah’s Ark is true.
Yet simply watching the video below depicting the partial construction of the Ark, with all the attending modern technology, equipment, and know-how necessary to build the replica, should be evidence enough to convince any reasonable person that the Biblical account of Noah’s Ark is a fiction, and that to claim otherwise is folly.
Ken Ham needs more than $100 million, modern machinery, a huge team of labor, roads, lumber mills, AND tax breaks and never once thinks ‘You know… I don’t think a 500 year old man could pull this off with tools from the Bronze Age…’ – Anthony Blair