Noah’s Giant Boat

What makes Kentucky such a hotbed for religious theme parks and otherwise unscientific entertainment spectacles? First there was the infamous Creation Museum in Petersburg and now the forthcoming Ark Encounter theme park in nearby Williamstown.

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A life-size recreation of the mythical Noah’s Ark

Lindsay Tucker has written about the Ark Encounter in Newsweek Magazine, including a very interesting interview with Ken Ham representing the Young Earth Creationists. Here is the introduction to that piece:

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Saddle-up my Brachylophosaurus

In honor of the celebration of Charles Darwin and his most-excellent theory of evolution, I just discovered that there is a Creation Museum in Santee, California, not far from where I grew up. Now I’m wondering:  if a museum in Kentucky thinks the universe is 6000 years old and the earth was made and populated with fully mature plants and animals and at least one human in six days and then a completely separate museum in California espouses to the same beliefs, is it possible that it is all true?

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