Kentucky, home of Ken Ham's infamous Answers in Genesis sponsored Creation Museum, will soon be hosting a young-Earth creationist theme park featuring a life-sized (according to the account in Genesis) Noah's Ark. This is another silly monument to the incredibly ridiculous idea that the Earth is 6,000 years old, humans and dinosaurs were tromping around together as recently as 4,000 years ago, and all of humanity except for Noah's family were wiped out by a global flood - the koala bears and kangaroos and anacondas and naked mole rats and platypuses and camels and polar bears and moose and baboons and lions and parrots and Bolivian swallowtail butterflies and earthworms and grizzly bears all came marching two-by-two from all four corners of the Earth to board the boat. Dinosaurs were on the ark too, did you know that? Bet those atheist teachers never taught you that in public school, did they?
People are upset by this monument to stupidity being built in Kentucky but also to the fact that Ark Encounter will be benefiting from millions of dollars in tax incentives sponsored by Steve Beshear, the state governor. The excuse for this is the claim that:
Of course this "independent"consultant is America's Research Group run by Britt Beemer, Ken Ham's personal friend and coauthor of Already Gone: Why your kids will quit church and what you can do to stop it. Not quite an "independent" consultant. Young-Earth creationists are used to stretching the truth, however, so I'm sure this little ethical lapse bothers them not at all.