Dutchman Johan Huibers decided to build an ark. Not a Lego or popsicle stick model, but a real-life replica of Noah’s Ark built to scale. He began his work in 2008 and recently finished this $1 million project. The wooden ship is immense. It weighs 3,000 tons, is 450 feet long and holds 1,500 passengers. [...]
If Noah had run into the modern nanny state, or nimby, or a few of the other obstacles that Johan Huibers has been facing, the animal kingdom might look a lot different today. Mr. Huibers, 60, the successful owner of a big construction company, has spent the last few years building an ark, identical in [...]
The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority voted unanimously on May 19, 2011, to grant tax incentives to Ark Encounter, according to the Associated Press (May 19, 2011). Ark Encounter is the proposed creationist theme park in northern Kentucky. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal (December 1, 2010), “Ark Encounter, which will feature a 500-foot-long wooden replica [...]
The developers proposing to build a creationist theme park in northern Kentucky are now asking the state to improve a highway interchange to accommodate the park’s expected visitors, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal (December 23, 2010). A spokesperson for the state Transportation Cabinet commented, “At this point, no commitments have been made.” Although it is [...]
By Robert Moore, Winter 1983 Building the Ark Accommodating All Those Animals Leaving Some Things Behind Sizing Up the Load Gathering the Cargo Surviving the Flood Caring for the Cargo Disembarking Conclusion Bibliography Suppose you picked up the newspaper tomorrow morning and were startled to see headlines announcing the discovery of a large ship high [...]
In a speech at Sydney Opera House, atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explains why evolution is “The greatest show on Earth”, March 2010.
When Gov. Steve Beshear held a Capitol news conference to announce potential state tax incentives for an amusement park built around a life-size Noah’s Ark earlier this month, he cited a feasibility study that predicted the park would attract 1.6 million visitors in its first year. However, neither Beshear nor other state officials had seen [...]