Creationist theme park

Answers in Genesis, Ken Ham’s creationist outfit, appears to be following up their successful (and scientifically hilarious) creation museum with a full-scale theme park:

The theme park, to be called Ark Encounter, . . . is envisioned as a full-scale wooden ark that would include associated museums, theaters, amenities, event venues and outdoor parking.

That alone would be enough to show that Kentucky is immune to embarrassment. But to really emphasize the point, governor Steve Beshear will be unveiling the plans at the State Capitol Building.

About Taner Edis

Professor of physics at Truman State University

  • Pulse

    A full scale ark? Let them build it and then bemoan the lack of space.

  • Keith Parsons

    "The gods themselves strive in vain against stupidity."

  • IamJoseph

    This park is a grotesque rediculing of the Hebrew bible and its texts. Noah's ark is based only on Noah's possessions [the texts], thus only domestic animals apply and the reason no other wild animals are mentioned. That the whole world was flooded is also a misread: this was a regional flood but one which appeared as a global one, correctly so. Looking at the report from the peoples' POV can conclude no other view: Tasmania and Rome were yet not existant, and this being a period a person never left their villages all their lives. The wondrous verse here is the first mention of Mount Ararat – correct with its Geo-location with aeriel mapping authenticity.


  • tmdrange

    IamJoseph is mistaken about what is in the Tanakh. It makes it clear that the flood's purpose was to kill all humans and animals, so a global flood would be needed. It also directs Noah to take two of each "of all that lives." That would include wild animals as well as domestic ones.
    It says that the ark "came to rest on the mountains of Ararat," but it gives no "geo-location" for those mountains.

  • IamJoseph

    Re.the flood's purpose was to kill all humans and animals.

    Focus well what 'ALL THY HOUSEHOLD IN THE ARK' means, obviously not all life. This acts as the applicable preamble, else it becomes superfluous. The verse must also be seen grammatically [one must follow the only correct/best path available]; the lack of mention of wild animals [snakes, lions, etc]; and nmathematically the given dimensions of the boat only favor a small number of animals:

    Genesis Chapter 7
    1 And the LORD said unto Noah: 'Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before Me in this generation. 2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee seven and seven, each with his mate; and of the beasts that are not clean two [and two], each with his mate;

    Re."came to rest on the mountains of Ararat," but it gives no "geo-location" for those mountains.

    There was no 'geography' at this time. However, the name of the mount is aligned to Noah's specific region [not a discardable stat], again negating the global factor. kill all humans and animals, so a global flood would be needed.

    Try this analogy. Consider that in 5000 years, man will be living also on Mars. Does it render a statement today of the world's population – and thus wrong? No, because it is a writings must align with its own space-time. In Noah's time there was no world outside of his region, making the notion of global inappropriate and inconsiderate.

    Why not consider that the Hebrew bible is unequalled in arithmetics, even with millions of numbers in its verses and five books – with not a single error?

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