Answers in Genesis Ark Encounter


#1

We visited the Ark Encounter today in Ky. This is Ken Ham’s place he built a while back, it is a full scale Noah’s ark with cages for every “kind” of animal that was on the ark (both extinct and non extinct). I am super impressed with the research that had to go into all of this. This attraction really brings the story to life and I think makes people believe the story exactly the way God tells it in the Bible. I highly recommend seeing this, and bring your kids so they can know that their public school science textbooks are WRONG in so many ways!


#2

We went up yonder a couple weeks ago, was worth the drive from Nashville.


#3

Now the important question. Young earth? Old earth? I can’t make an informed guess, but so far old earth. Let the debate begin!


#4

Sounds good, I like debating this topic. I have always believed in a young earth. Ken Hamm shows lots of evidence to back this up. Also, the Bible indicates that there was no death or destruction before the fall of Adam, so there could not be millions of years of death and fossilization before Adam


#5

It is a valid debate though, because I know lots of Bible believing Christians that believe in a old earth.


#6

I don’t really have a dog in the young / old earth hunt, but I recently heard a pretty convincing argument for old earth. It said that we know without question how fast light travels. We also know how to measure distance. If the universe was only 6000 years old, everything in the sky would have to be a lot closer. Some of the light we see in the night sky was produced millions of years before we actually saw it.

I thought it was interesting, but I’m open to rebuttals. I personally don’t care. I know I’m not smart enough to have a solid opinion on the subject.


#7

Mark,
Check out the info on this page.

These scientists are at smarter than me. I can’t begin to wrap my head around the fact that a clock can tick slower or faster under certain conditions as demonstrated by Eienstein. The point that Answers in Genesis makes is that evolutionary science makes certain assumptions that all scientists make and therefore is not 100% accurate. (I.E. Time has always been consistant, or that the speed of light has always been consistent. No one will ever know the answer to this.) The logic that they use is based on the laws of physics that was given by God during the creation week. God was sustaining the universe as he created it.


#8

Like I said, I don’t really have a dog in the hunt. I have a lot more important things to suck up my brain’s computing time than how old the earth is. IMHO, it just doesn’t matter. I don’t think I’d change my daily habits if we suddenly knew the absolute truth.

It’s fun to contemplate, but it’s ultimately an argument that isn’t likely to be won in my lifetime. :slight_smile:


#9

I understand how you feel. Sometimes I also feel like some things are just not worth worrying about. Ken Hamm’s group obviously thinks this is a battle worth fighting from a Christian perspective. I am glad there are folks out there that put that kind of effort into something they believe in. They teach that all the answers are in the Bible, and if Satan can fool people into disbelief of part of it that he can make folks think the entire Bible is false. I think that’s a pretty big issue in our culture today. No one knows what the truth is anymore, so we just make it up as we go along.


#10

I live literally four miles from the Ark. Anytime you all are in my area PM me. Love to meet you. Maybe jam if time.


#11

So not only were you Red State close you were four miles from my house close! Oh Ben…:frowning:

:wink:


#12

I have told many people in defense of the AIG folks. You might not agree with everything they do and some don’t believe at all but one thing you cannot contest is everything is done with excellence and the people there are always super nice and willing to help. I have met Ken Ham a few times. Super smart. Nice guy but a bit stand offish because there are so many who are out to get him.


#13

OH NO!!! Man, I had no idea!!! I should have asked!


#14

Mark I’m with you there on the last line. I wish I could debate it more. I understand it but a lot of it is way beyond me.


#15

Nah. I never thought you were coming up to the ARK. Matter of fact Red State is SO well known that it was not beyond me to think you came up just for it and headed back south stopping at points on the way.