Kentucky: Land of Make Believe (At your Expense)
Targeting one part of the country and calling them out is not usually my modus operandi. That said, Kentucky has some serious issues with religion.
There is a group called Answers in Genesis. This group believes in a literal reading of the book in Genesis. So they believe the earth is 6000 years old, Noah’s Arc, etc., etc. To get there you have to reject a LOT of science: chemistry, cosmology, physics, geology, biology… just to name a few.
Now if you want to believe bat-shit crazy stuff. That is your right in this country. It’s bad for you, but it’s your right. If you are trying to spread your crazy idea to others, well it’s still your right to do that, but I think others should call out your crazy ideas for the reasons I said earlier.
If you are trying to spread your crazy ideas on the tax payer’s dime, then I think you are crossing a line. I’ll get to that in a second.
First, this group has a ‘Creation Museum’ in Kentucky. It tries really hard to explain how Genesis jives with Science. Here is one article from the New York Times which gives what some Paleontologists thought of it all.
This Ark Encounter is ‘for profit’. If the idea is that good, fund it yourself. Don’t ask Kentucky for a handout.
Of course, this is robbing Peter to pay Paul. Spreading bad science is just going to make it harder for people who believe this nonsense to get the technical jobs that our economy is based on.
And if you are one of the people who still believe in Noah’s Ark (and there are many who do), here are some vids for you: