What Ham and company have created is an affront to all known scientific data known to mankind and he and his ilk are lying to deceive because the one thing that ignorance flourishes in is religion. Consider for a moment that not only are the 13,000 known species represented in the Ark but also all the dinosaurs which were until a few years ago, just something scientists made up to make evangelicals looks stupid. Bring in a few billion dollars in Jurassic Park sales and it’s going to be awful hard to sell children on the book of Genesis.
What Ham has done now is increased the population of the Ark with the thousands of species of dinosaurs that died out millions of years, err, I mean 4000 years ago like it says in the bible. So now there were 2 75 foot Apatosauruses on the ark weighing a combined 50 tons on a boat that was 500 feet long and 86 feet wide. They probably climbed in and went to sleep with the muggles on the ship because carnivores and herbivores have always gotten along.
“Here at the ark, we’re trying to recreate what the ship might have looked like 4,400 years ago,” said Co-founder and CCO for Answers in Genesis Mark Looy. “We didn’t want to have a lot technology here-that might make you think you’re more in the modern era.”
The $91 million timber-framed attraction is seven stories tall and a football field and a half in length. The music inside of the ark was specially made by a music producer in Nashville.
Once it is ready for the public, the park will stay open for 40 days and 40 nights – the amount of time the Bible says the flood lasted.
“For the Christians who come here, we want to equip them with answers to help defend that there really was a Noah’s Ark and a Noah’s flood,” said Looy. “For the non-Christians who come here, we want to lovingly present the gospel message to them.”
The Bible says also that the biblical flood covered the highest peak. In Genesis 15 it says, “The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.” According to the United States’ Geological Survey, there is 332,500,000 cubic miles of water on Earth. The highest mountain is Mt. Everest at 29,029 feet above sea level. The surface area of the Earth is 196.9 million square miles. To increase the amount of water to cover the top of Everest would take approximately 600,000,000 cubic miles of water which is nearly twice the volume of water on our planet now.
At 23,000 feet, the Earth is so cold that it would freeze any water at that altitude and cause any creature to be what mountain climbers call ‘the death zone’ where altitude sickness kills with regularity in a matter of hours but to hear Ken Ham and Ray Comfort tell it, all the critters were all warm and comfy on the Ark for 40 days and 40 nights and the year after it took for the waters to recede. Of course Antione Lavoisier’s Law of Conservation of Mass and all we know about physics is out the window because magic and such. The increased volume of water would cause the Earth to rotate wildly and Ken Ham nor Ray Comfort are ever going to explain what happened to all of that water.
Obviously to anyone who is not intellectually challenged, there are a lot of other problems with the book of Genesis. For instance, there are about 400,000 known species of beetles on this planet. The sheer volume of 800,000 beetles would take up a third of the Ark by volume but that kind of fact-based logic does not perturb Ken because God can wave his magic wand and undo the laws of physics entirely. Ken had some trouble with that whole logic “thing” when he debated Bill Nye who had some particular observations that perplexed the biblical sages.
This debate was a windfall for the floundering Ark Encounter project. Religious-folk didn’t take kindly to their champeen being made to look like a perfectly designed imbecile by some uppity sciencetician that went to college! Donations poured in and Ken Ham got just the governor he needed to make his Monument to Human Stupidity in Matt Bevin. Bevin is a religious fanatic that hired his own private attorney to file a lawsuit against Kentuckiana Planned Parenthood because everyone knows that Jesus doesn’t like abortions.
Bevin procured an $11 million allotment to help build an exit way for the Ark Encounter so that these evangelicals could put more children in chains with their primitive religious dogma. Kentuckians hailed the expansion by and large because Charles Darwin is a godless commie. It also begs the question, if religious people want to practice their religion then why can’t they keep their hands out of the government’s pocket? Shouldn’t the good Lord provide the money to spread the good word? Apparently not.
The flat imbecility of creationists/flat Earthers who believe that 2 of everything of the 13,000 species of Earth-dwellers lived on a boat 500 feet long for 40 days and 40 nights without any food is entirely ludicrous. The 600 year-old man who built an Ark for God exists only in the fertile ground of the primitive mind. Selling lies to a compliant following is the charlatan’s profession but you won’t hear Ken Ham or Ray Comfort ever complain about their $73 million standing abortion in Williamstown Kentucky.
What is even better if you’re in the business of selling lies disguised as faith is that the Ark Encounter Ministries will not have to pay a nickel in taxes to the state of Kentucky, ever. Whoever said that America was the ‘land of opportunity’ was either a preacher or a snake-oil salesman which in this day and age, what’s the difference?