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Answers in Genesis is a fundie organisation aimed at destroying science and secular humanism. It is primarily a creationist organisation. It is headed by someone named Ken Ham and promotes ideas like dinosaurs coexisting with humans. Answers in Genesis get plenty of donations but they haven't succeeded in wiping out the atheistic theory of evolution.

Creation museum

Ken Ham has created what he believes to be a creation museum. It is more of a theme park than a museum. The site which may cost millions of dollars to maintained a year sadly looks like a parody website. Many people laugh at it and it's even called the Yabba Dabba Doo Museum. [1]

Blogger PZ Myers's described the museum as the "antithesis of open inquiry" and implied that the guards are used to intimidate visitors.

At the Creation "Museum", one of the jobs of the guards is to suppress criticism. They hover about in rather conspicuous uniforms, armed with tasers, and some use police dogs to check out the visitors. They don't want dissent expressed in their building, and they admit it themselves.[2]

He also tells a story where an atheist was asked to stop engaging a creationist in conversation because they "had signed an agreement not to even discuss anything in the building where others could hear."

Myers now hopes the "Museum" will, "die a peaceful, natural death." [3]

Noah's Ark theme park

Ken Ham is also trying to build a theme park round a replica of Noah's ark, that's very reasonable isn't it?

PZ Myers notes. "Wait. So right now, if the park fails, AiG just gets to pocket all the money they’ve raised, with no obligation to their investors? They have incentive to fail.". [4]

Kentucky has already committed more than $40 million in tax incentives to this project. The state allocated this support even though the park is the brainchild of a prominent fundamentalist Christian ministry that believes the Earth is only 6,000 years old, that dinosaurs and humans lived at the same time and that unicorns once existed – ideas utterly rejected by mainstream science. [5]

So Christian Fundamentalism is costing Kentucky taxpayers as well as those silly enough to invest in the scheme.

The ark is intended to include live animals to simulate what believers imagine happened in Noah's ark. Well one of the reasons the Noah Mythology doesn't make sense is that cramming so many animals into that small space can't work. Anyway Ken Ham plans to cram animals into his imaginary ark. Unless the plans are changed the animals will be pooping and peeing onto each other and there will be serious animal welfare problems. [6]

The project is close to failure, Ken Ham blames the Godless media, atheists and the Devil himself. Ham quotes

  • Ephesians 6:12: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” [7] [8]

References

  1. Yabba Dabba Doo Museum
  2. The Creation “Museum” - PZ Myers, Pharyngula
  3. Two phrases I like to see together: ‘Creation Museum’ and ‘Financial Trouble’
  4. Who would like to buy some creationist junk bonds?
  5. Leaky Boat: Kentucky Officials Labor To Keep Struggling ‘Ark Park’ From Sinking - PZ Myers, Pharyngula
  6. Noah’s Extremely Bad Animal Husbandry Advice
  7. Ken Ham: Ark Encounter close to failure because of “atheists,” “secular” media and possibly the devil himself
  8. Ephesians 6:12

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