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Creationists Mock Flat Earthers: Where’s The Science?

Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist: Talk about a complete lack of self-awareness: Creationist Ken Ham says people who think the Earth is flat are being ridiculous because they aren’t basing their beliefs in science. And if they think the Bible supports them, it’s only because they wrongly choose which verses to quote as if that tells the whole …

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Ark Encounter: Stop Saying That We Were Flooded

A few days ago the Ark Encounter earned mocking headlines nationwide after they sued their insurer for refusing to cover “rain damage” to their washed out access road. So of course, they’re pissed about that. By now you may have read some fake headlines or watched TV coverage about the Ark Encounter today that reported something similar to this headline …

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FLORIDA: Gov-Elect Ron DeSantis Appoints Evolution, Climate Change Deniers To Education Transition Team

Education Week reports: Newly elected Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed the members of his transition team for education—and on it are two people linked to efforts to weaken the teaching of evolution and climate change, among other topics. One of them, Keith Flaugh, is the managing director of the Florida Citizens Alliance, a local advocacy organization which supports “individual …

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Ark Encounter Screams “Fake News” After Freedom Of Information Request Reveals Cratering Attendance

Fortune Magazine reports: They were supposed to come two by two, or better yet, stuffed into minivans and tour buses, but tourists to Kentucky’s life-sized Noah’s Ark attraction so far seem fine being left out in the rain. The Ark Encounter has sold just over 860,000 tickets in the past year, according to the Courier Journal, which obtained the numbers …

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Creationist Ken Ham: Chimpanzees Kill Each Other Because Adam’s Original Sin Totally Ruined Everything

This week famed primatologist Jane Goodall told a British newspaper of watching a years-long battle between two groups of chimpanzees which only ended when the last of the losing side had been killed. Goodall concluded, “War always seemed to me to be a purely human behaviour. I’ve come to accept that the dark, evil side of human nature is deeply …

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EPA Head Scott Pruitt: Evolution Is An Unproven Theory

Politico report: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt dismissed evolution as an unproven theory, lamented that “minority religions” were pushing Christianity out of “the public square” and advocated amending the Constitution to ban abortion, prohibit same-sex marriage and protect the Pledge of Allegiance and the Ten Commandments, according to a newly unearthed series of Oklahoma talk radio shows from 2005. …

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Genealogist: Adam Was Born Oct. 23rd, 4004 BC

Via press release from Christian Newswire: Following several years of researching ancient, medieval, and modern-day records, genealogist Rob Faw uncovered Adam’s birthdate to show humanity’s connections throughout history. His research reveals a 144-generation connection that confirms a lineage beginning with Adam, Eve and God and moves onward to Queen Elizabeth II. The exact location of Adam’s birth is unknown, but …

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Creationist Ken Ham: It’s Not God’s Fault That He’s Forced To Murder People With Hurricanes, It’s Your Fault

Creationist Ken Ham, who was most recently in the news with a transparent ploy to scam Kentucky out of sales tax, went on a hurricane-themed tweetstorm this morning. According to Ham, hurricanes (and – presumably – all natural disasters) are the direct result of so-called “original sin” and it’s totally not God’s fault that he is forced to lovingly murder …

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KENTUCKY: Ark Encounter Sells Itself BACK To Its For-Profit Arm After Losing $18 Million Tax Incentive

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Three days after state tourism officials suspended an $18 million tax incentive, officials at a Noah’s Ark theme park have sold their main parcel back to their for-profit entity for $10. The issue started in late June after Ark Encounter LLC sold the parcel to its non-profit affiliate, Crosswater Canyon for $10. The deed continues to …

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KENTUCKY: State Officials Revoke Ark Encounter’s $18 Million Tax Break Over Sale To Evade Local Safety Tax

Yesterday I reported that Ken Ham’s creationist for-profit company had sold the Ark Encounter to its non-profit division for $10 in order to evade a 50-cents per ticket local sales tax meant to pay for the additional fire and police protection required by the attraction. Well, THAT fucking backfired on them big time. Hemant Mehta reports at The Friendly Atheist: …

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Ark Encounter Sells Land Under Park To Itself For $10 To Evade Tax To Pay For Police And Fire Protection

The International Business Times reports: The group that owns the theme park Ark Encounter have sold the park to their nonprofit affiliates for 10 dollars to avoid paying taxes, according to a report Monday by the Lexington Herald-Leader. The Christian theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky is owned by creationist Ken Ham and features a life-sized recreation of Noah’s Ark. Ark …

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New Creationist Book: Gladiator Noah Vs Dinosaurs

Hemant Mehta writes at The Friendly Atheist: Remember in the Bible when Noah battled a dinosaur in an arena? Answers in Genesis does. Or at least they have no problem promoting it in a book about how “God shapes [Noah] into the man who eventually saves humanity’s future.” I would tell you this is a work of fiction… but isn’t …

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ROAR OF THE GLADISAURUS: New Creation Museum Display Shows Gladiators Fighting Dinosaurs And Giants

The Huffington Post reports: 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. The dinosaur is visible in the far right of the first image, which …

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Creationist Ken Ham: The Only Cause Of Death Is Sin

Creationist nutjob Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter, took to Twitter this morning to dispute a Fox News report on “rising death rates in the USA.” According to Ham, the death rate has been unchanged for all 6000 years of the Earth’s existence and every single person who ever lived was murdered by God for …

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Creationist Ken Ham To Trick-Or-Treaters: “The Penalty For Your Crimes Against God Is Death And Eternal Hell”

The Huffington Post reports: Anti-Halloween creationists have some ideas about the holiday that could turn your home into the least popular trick-or-treat stop in the neighborhood. Instead of handing out candy, Answers in Genesis wants you to give trick-or-treaters fake $1 million bills that warn children of the fiery hell that awaits them. “Have you ever lied, stolen or used …

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Ken Ham: That Sin-Cursed Gorilla Had To Die

Well, of course creationist nutbag Ken Ham has an opinion about the gorilla killed in Cincinnati. He writes: Because we live in a fallen world, sin has affected everything, including gorillas and three-year-olds. Therefore when deciding what to do in a situation where a human being, made in God’s image, is in the control of a sin-cursed animal with no …

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Banana Man Ray Comfort: DC Police Won’t Let Me Give Out Gift Cards At Massive Rally For Atheism

Nutjob creationist and anti-LGBT activist Ray Comfort, best known for his claim that the shape of a banana is proof of God’s existence, is telling World Net Daily that Washington DC police won’t left him give out $25,000 worth of Subway gift cards at next weekend’s Reason Rally. From their story: Police forced him to cancel, he explained to WND, …

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KENTUCKY: State Awards $18 Million In Tax Breaks To Ken Ham’s Creationist Ark Encounter Theme Park

Kentucky.com reports: A state agency remade by Gov. Matt Bevin last week has approved $18 million in tax breaks to a Grant County amusement park that will feature a “life-size” Noah’s Ark. The $92 million Ark Encounter project, owned by the same company as the Creation Museum in Petersburg, is scheduled to open July 7. The tax break initially was …

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