Let’s build a big boat: public funding and Noah’s Ark.

Moses with a pterodactyl

For those of you that haven’t heard, there is a “museum” near Cincinnati called the Creation Museum.  Basically, it is a big collection of crazy that presumably includes displays like a diorama of Moses kicking Egyptian ass with the help of a small army of Pterodactyls and a picture of Charles Darwin with a Hitler mustache.  Now word is out that the Creation Museum is set to spend over 24 million dollars to construct a full-size replica of Noah’s ark.

For me, this isn’t so big of a deal.  If people want to spend obscene amounts of money on a big boat, it’s their money.  However, what’s worrying is that part of the construction may be funded with public money.  I’ve included videos of a Q&A session with the Governor of Kentucky and representatives from the Creation Museum.  Needless to say, there is a lot of question dodging on behalf of the governor, and a concerted attempt to paint the Creation Museum folks as some sort of neutral commercial venture.  However, despite this characterization, it is clear that the “museum” and its associated venture, Answers in Genesis, are not mere commercial enterprises, but organizations dedicated to proselytizing and advancing a fundamentalist agenda.  Watch for yourselves.

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