Quantcast
Connect with us

Creationists say theme park’s caged dinosaurs will prove Bible story about Noah’s Ark

Published

on

Creationist Ken Ham has spent $101 million, with help from taxpayer subsidies, to build a replica of the ark mentioned in the biblical story of Noah. However, the Bible never said anything about the dinosaur cages that the ark will be outfitted with.

The Los Angeles Times, who got a tour Tuesday, reports that Ham said the massive ark, based on the Biblical tale of Noah who receives an end-of-the-world prophecy from God about a massive flood, “will stand as proof that the stories of the Bible are true.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Inside the ark are cages with replicas of animals, as well as Noah and his family, and their pet dinosaurs. Ham and his organization believe that God created the world and everything in it approximately 6,000 years ago. That means, 6,000 years ago God made man and dinosaurs so that they could cohabitate, but Noah’s flood wiped them all out.

Scientists uniformly agree that dinosaurs died out about 65 million years prior to the appearance of man. The Bible outlines the specs for Noah’s ark to be a little over 520 feet long, while the average size of a brontosaurus is 70-90 feet. It is unclear if the cages for the dinosaurs take up nearly 20 percent of the ark, the Bible neglects to outline the creatures and the size of their cages.

“Basically, this boat is a church raising scientifically illiterate children and lying to them about science,” said Jim Helton of Tri-State Freethinkers, who doesn’t approve of the ark as a museum.

Ham drew more controversy at the end of June when it was revealed that he forces workers of the ark to sign chastity vows before hiring them.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

North America lost 3 billion birds since 1970: report

Published

on

The number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen by an astonishing 29 percent, or almost three billion, since 1970, scientists reported Thursday, saying their findings signaled a widespread ecological crisis.

Grassland birds are the most affected, because of the disappearance of meadows and prairies and the extension of farmland, as well as the growing use of pesticides that kill insects that affects the entire food chain.

But forest birds and species that occur in a wider variety of habitats -- known as habitat generalists -- are also part of the downward trend.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Ben Carson ranted about ‘big, hairy men’ invading women’s shelters in meeting with staff: report

Published

on

On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development unleashed an anti-transgender rant to staffers, complaining that "big, hairy men" are trying to infiltrate women's shelters in America.

The remarks come after Carson suggested that society no longer understands the difference between women and men while visiting HUD's office in San Francisco, California.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Former four-star general speculates whistleblower scandal could involve Trump giving Putin an American

Published

on

It remains unclear exactly what were the issues cited by the whistleblower who expressed concern at actions of President Donald Trump as a threat to national security, at least one of which involved a promise the president allegedly made in a phone call with a foreign leader.

But former Gen. Barry McCaffrey had a chilling thought about what it could possibly be — and posted his speculation on Twitter:

SHEER SPECULATION. Is it possible that the WHISTLEBLOWER issue was Trump discussing with Putin handing over our former US Ambassador to Moscow Mike McFaul to Russian authorities? https://t.co/0PnQn0upiA

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image