In case you missed it (and I found it on the BBC web site...not in any legitimate USA news source), the Noah's Ark "theme park" has opened in Kentucky (where else? Georgia, maybe?)
Perhaps the most poignant picture is of a child looking into a "cage" containing "dinosaurs."
See more at BBC News 7 July 2016 (www.bbc.com/news’world-us-canada-36767185
Ken Ham, leader of "Answers in Genesis," and creator of this travesty, believes and preaches that the universe was created by his god about 6,000 years ago, that dinosaurs lived at the same time as the earliest humans, and that all were destroyed in a world-wide flood...all except one family and representatives of all animals (including dinosaurs) that took refuge in the ark.
On the other hand, science has clearly demonstrated that the universe is more than 13 billion years old; that the earth is about 4.5 billion years ago; that life evolved from primitive replicating molecules; that dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago; and that humans are the evolutionary descendants of small, burrowing mammals that survived the extinction event that killed the dinosaurs.
Even though the ark theme park promotes scientific illiteracy and a specific religious view, it was given a tax incentive by the state of Kentucky valued at $18 million dollars, in what is a clear violation of the separation of church and state.
Photo credit: BBC and AP
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