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Old 18 February 2017, 06:53 AM
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Fight Creationist Ken Ham's Giant 'Noah's Ark' To Feature Dinosaurs vs. Giants Diorama

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A new display going into the creationist Noah's Ark attraction in Kentucky shows what appears to be gladiator-style fights involving humans, giants and a dinosaur.

Ken Ham, founder of the group that runs the attraction, tweeted images of the new diorama on Thursday:
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Click on the photo and then scroll through them to get a better look at the rancor dinosaur pit.

I laughed out loud when I first read this story. But as Raw Story points out, there is a serious side to this story.
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Answers in Genesis spent $101 million building "Ark Encounter," including $18 million in tax incentives that came from Kentucky's state coffers. In spite of receiving public money for the project, "Ark Encounter" only hires employees who identify as Christian and requires unmarried employees sign a vow of chastity.
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Old 18 February 2017, 07:40 AM
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Yeah, that place has been receiving tax breaks as a tourist attraction despite their religious discrimination for years.
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Old 22 February 2017, 03:44 PM
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Historical accuracy aside, can I admit to being interested in seeing this huge old thing he built and there are rumors he wants to set one to sail.
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Is this thing called Spruce Goose II?
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Historical accuracy aside, can I admit to being interested in seeing this huge old thing he built and there are rumors he wants to set one to sail.
I saw a massive, floating ark replica when I was in Norway last year. Apparently it was in a massive crash just a few weeks after I left: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/11/w...collision.html.
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Is this thing called Spruce Goose II?
The Spruce Goose actually could fly. Nobody's managed to build a full-sized Ark using only Bronze Age equipment that's been remotely seaworthy.
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I saw a massive, floating ark replica when I was in Norway last year. Apparently it was in a massive crash just a few weeks after I left: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/11/w...collision.html.
Oops!
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The smaller ark was the first one he built, between 2005 and 2007, Mr. Huibers said, which helped prepare him to tackle the second one at a more biblical scale — about 410 feet long, 95 feet wide and 75 feet tall. The bigger one has five decks and can accommodate 5,000 people at a time
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We will also bring hope to the favelas, to people living in poverty, people from the streets, parents, drug addicts, prostitutes.
You know what would bring them hope? Using all that wood and time to build homes with a group like Habitat for Humanity.
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The Spruce Goose actually could fly.
The mere fact that the Spruce Goose could float puts it head and shoulders above Ham's replica...
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Nobody's managed to build a full-sized Ark using only Bronze Age equipment that's been remotely seaworthy.
Well of course: the secret ingredient is god's love!
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I saw a massive, floating ark replica when I was in Norway last year.
According to that story it's built on top of a steel barge.
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A religious nut build hope on a foundation of lies? Never!
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You know what would bring them hope? Using all that wood and time to build homes with a group like Habitat for Humanity.
But if they did that, took care of the poor and needy, they would not be practicing their faith in front of others in hopes of being seen by them. How are they supposed to get their reward in Heaven?
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Old 14 June 2017, 11:24 AM
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You know what would bring them hope? Using all that wood and time to build homes with a group like Habitat for Humanity.
And showing those people how to maintain said home. Nah, that makes too much sense.
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Nobody's managed to build a full-sized Ark using only Bronze Age equipment that's been remotely seaworthy.
Heh. In Darren Aronofsky's version of Noah he introduced a supernatural explanation to get around that problem.
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I saw a massive, floating ark replica when I was in Norway last year
According to that story it's built on top of a steel barge.
Back in the '90s I remember reading a thread on the Usenet group talk.origins showing how even with modern technology how difficult it would be to build an all wood ship that big. I haven't found that thread yet but I did find this article:
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Finally, our farmer-turned-architect had to confront the gravest difficulty of all: in the words of A. M. Robb, there was an "upper limit, in the region of 300 feet, on the length of the wooden ship; beyond such a length the deformation due to the differing distributions of weight and buoyancy became excessive, with consequent difficulty in maintaining the hull watertight" (p. 355). Pollard and Robertson concur, emphasizing that "a wooden ship had great stresses as a structure. The absolute limit of its length was 300 feet, and it was liable to `hogging' and `sagging' " (pp. 13-14). This is the major reason why the naval industry turned to iron and steel in the 1850s.
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Mr. Ham's associate let loose this theory that Disney admission is declining in Orlando because support after the Pulse massacre made Orlando "too gay:"

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendl...e-its-too-gay/

Of course one can always go to the safe bigoted haven of big ark. Whew!
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Of course one can always go to the safe bigoted haven of big ark. Whew!
Wait! Didn't a rainbow appear over the original ark after The Flood ended?
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