Ken Ham to Use Viking Technology for Noah’s Ark? [Video]


According to a press release on Thursday night by Ken Ham, CEO of Answers in Genesis, the organization is proceeding to construct Noah’s Ark, a vessel that to some ancient technology enthusiasts might look more like a Viking long-boat, as demonstrated in the art work on the project’s website. The ship, however, doesn’t seem to be intended for seafaring, but rather as a tourist attraction and will be located in Williamstown, northern Kentucky.

The Ark, a full-scale 510-foot-long vessel will serve as the featured attraction at the Ark Encounter, which is estimated to attract up to 2 million visitors in its first year. Some might feel excited for the potential benefit of that for Grant County, Kentucky, located just south of Cincinnati. The Ark Encounter, home of Noah’s Ark, will be built on 800 acres of I-75, and in phases over many years, as Ken Ham himself will oversee the construction of this marvel of ancient technology.

Ham stressed his immense gratitude to God for his generous blessings and also to the tremendous support the project and the organization has received from the many supporters all around the country, who’ve helped make this possible. He further goes to talk about the rough series of challenges they faced on the rocky path, going through the stages of offering bonds and thereafter, leading up to the final delivery of the bonds. He also adds that atheists stepped up and registered for bond offerings and then attempted to disrupt the process, then some bloggers and reporters wrote articles about the bonds that were not only misleading but inaccurate, but the numerous and disruptive challenges have now been overcome and the project is ready to proceed into action.

Ham also stresses the projects benefit of all the global media coverage it’s, the upcoming feature film, Noah, starring Russel Crowe and of course, the recent and, to many, ever so memorable debate with Bill Nye the science guy, a well publicized event. All of these instances combined may have contributed to bringing the Ark to life. Further, Ham makes a note of another sign of God’s charitable deeds, as the date set for the debate had been set in stone for months, long before they could ever predict the delivery time of the bonds for the Ark, and with God’s will and timing, the debate helped convince the rest of the investors and secure the resources, over these past few weeks.

Upon receiving the news of all of this, Nye is reported to have phrased some sort of condolences message to the state of Kentucky.

The Ark Encounter, built over time in several phases, is budgeted to cost approximately $120 million. The first phase, being the Ark itself and the necessary supporting elements, has an estimated price tag of $73 million, and the Ark itself will open during phase one, according to Ham.

What some might label a “Viking looking” vessel of god, featuring marvels of ancient technology, is about to rise in Kentucky, possibly attracting millions, thanks to Ken Ham and the Answers in Genesis organization.

Editorial by Halldor Fannar Sigurgeirsson

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27 Responses to "Ken Ham to Use Viking Technology for Noah’s Ark? [Video]"

  1. jay nair   March 1, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    These idiots should be taken to court for wasting this money on such nonsense. Scientists could do so much good with the billions these morons have wasted on this gobbleydock museum of theirs. Imagine how much lives could have been saved in Africa or how many lives could have been rescued from N. Korea with this kind of funding. That would be real God’s work, not this.

  2. salvation to the highest bidder   March 1, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    What a colossal waste of money, spent for no other reason than to satiate the ego of a madman and his deluded followers. If American history has shown us anything, once these megalomaniac ‘holy men’ reach this level of madness and profitability, there are only several scenarios which can follow absurdity of this magnitude: tax evasion and child molestation charges.

  3. RidinDinos   March 1, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    If Ken Ham really did believe in the power of God as he convincingly acts like he does, wouldn’t he take the $120 million he’s going to spend building a non-functioning replica of Noah’s ark, and instead, use that money so thousands of starving children thrive instead, trusting that his God would at least consider that a better use of the money? And that his God would ensure that at least one of those children would grow up to have far more impact on the world (at least in promoting Ken’s religion) than Ham’s fake ark ever would?

  4. JonathanThompson   March 1, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Boy o boy it sure seems like Bill Nye did Ham and company a huge favor. Someone should buy the property across the road and put up a billboard with a huge arrow pointing toward the park labeled “NO SCIENCE SUPPORTS THIS MYTH”.

  5. Andy Anybody   March 1, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    So hes building a boat thats not seaworthy on the land to prove what again?

  6. John Watson   March 1, 2014 at 2:58 pm


    • Steve   March 1, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      Book of Luke Chapter 17 Verse 26
      20Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”c

      22Then he said to his disciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it. 23People will tell you, ‘There he is!’ or ‘Here he is!’ Do not go running off after them. 24For the Son of Man in his dayd will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. 25But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.

      26“Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.

      28“It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.

      30“It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 31On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything. 32Remember Lot’s wife! 33Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it. 34I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. 35Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.”

      • salvation to the highest bidder   March 1, 2014 at 5:59 pm


      • Stanley Stein   March 2, 2014 at 12:14 pm

        Of course Jesus would quote the bible. he was a Rabbi … a radical, obviously, but, still a Rabbi.

  7. Last Curmudgeon   March 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    longschlong gets through? but tardis doesn’t? at least i was on topic. and not abusive..

  8. Jeff   March 1, 2014 at 11:43 am

    How intelligent.

  9. Richard Oates   March 1, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Can’t wait to spend my vacation there. Assuming there will be people dressed up as Biblical figures walking around and working in the fast food venues. Themed food? Fire and Brimstone Mexican Tacos? There could be a wave pool with the waters parting and gift shops featuring made in China Biblical relics like a Moses Staff and Last Supper dinnerware. Democracy and Capitalism at its finest!! Hot Damm, when will it open???

  10. vierotchka   March 1, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I defy Ken Ham to fit a pair of every living species of land and air animals into his ark. He won’t be able to do it.

    • Jeff   March 1, 2014 at 11:45 am

      Because that’s what Noah did. ::end sarcasm::

  11. Molly Cruz   March 1, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Let’s hope the ark floats; it could come in handy! Like David and Goliath, which serves as a metaphor for learning to offset or demolish asteroids with a well aimed punch; and Jonah and the Whale, one for space travel, in an alien environment inside a rocket shaped vessel; the ark could be seen as a suggestion of what to do when the Sun lets us all down, and we have to forage in space for a new planet; taking care to include the marvels the Earth has produced, both plant and animal, in the last several billions of years. Back then, in the absence of real science, the intuition left in literature was remarkably on point. The logical mind is far too swift to discount and not to interpret those ancient philosophies that could serve as warnings, not fact; all lost in time and poetry; just as fundamentalists take it all too seriously.

  12. Isaac   March 1, 2014 at 8:50 am

    And Ken Ham will make money hand over fist. Hallelujah!

  13. Average Joe   March 1, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Do you all disclaim Muslim beliefs with the same vitriol?

  14. John Holmes   March 1, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Put Obama in it and two of every living politician. Then seal the doors shut and wait for the next flood.

    • vierotchka   March 1, 2014 at 9:58 am

      Better still, put all the Republicans and the Tea Partiesrs in it, seal the doors shut and wait for the End Times.

    • salvation to the highest bidder   March 1, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      sorry, but Obama will be traveling by intergalactic start cruiser powered by quantum fission reaction, but I’m sure they’re plenty in the GOP who are ready to board…and float away to the promised land

  15. steven   March 1, 2014 at 8:20 am

    How about applying some of that wasted money to fixing our economy rather than throwing it away on a fairy tale. Too many people lose sight of today by living in stories of yesterday!

  16. Chris   March 1, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I think it would get more attention if they built a full scale Enterprise from the Star Trek series. It would also be more realistic than saying a boat once held every living thing on earth during a huge flood that there is no physical evidence for…

  17. Gwen Eams   March 1, 2014 at 8:07 am

    God might not think $120,000,000 for this project is a good thing, but I’m sure all of the underprivileged, starving Christian kids will forgive Ken for building an entertainment park rather than homes or feeding them or sending them to college. PTL, Ken is in the house.

  18. kristinagadfly   March 1, 2014 at 7:57 am

    This guy is crazy, Noah’s Ark really? didn’t anyone tell he known scientifically there was NEVER a Noah’s Ark?

    This silly stuff is as absurd as the web page Build The Enterprise . com where crazy people want to build star treks enterprise for real…

    This insane person is getting too much media play…

    • Gwen Eams   March 1, 2014 at 8:09 am

      My faith in the possibility of the Enterprise is higher than my faith in the ark.

    • cool dude   March 1, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      The Ark probably never existed.

  19. aki   February 28, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Sam and Yaphet agreed?


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