Kentucky is currently harboring the full-scale copy of the biblical Ark used by Noah and his family to escape the great flood. Among the first visitors of this tourist attraction was the famous Science Guy. Unfortunately, Bill Nye’s impressions on Noah’s Ark are not positive, the scientist being appalled by the scientific inaccuracies.
- Bill Nye’s impressions on Noah’s Ark are not positive due to all of the scientific inaccuracies.
- The tourist attraction is based on the biblical tale of Noah and his family.
- The people involved in the project attempted to recreate the story of the biblical character as precise as possible.
Ever since the exhibit was first announced, the bow-tied scientist was skeptical about it. For this reason, he was invited by the staff to visit the new Cincinnati attraction.
After benefiting from a personal tour of the largest religious-themed exhibition in the world, the scientist declared that he is not impressed. The scientific inaccuracies disturbed him more than the dimensions of the Ark and the detailed exponents impressed him.
“On the third deck of the Ark, every single science exhibit is absolutely wrong. Not just misleading, but wrong.”
Bill Nye’s impressions on Noah’s Ark are not positive because the makers of the tourist attraction decided to mix dinosaurs with fully evolved homo sapiens sapiens. Moreover, the entire display suggests that our planet is merely 6,000 years old.
Ken Ham, the director of the project, declared that the Bible-based theme park is meant to be an attraction for Christians that believe in the events recounted in the Bible. Ham also accused atheists of being “intolerant bullies.” However, that didn’t stop the director from asking Nye for his friendship. The scientist offered his respect and the title of “acquaintance.”
The costs of building the Ark were estimated at approximately $102 million. Even though some opposed, the established was given permission to make use of the sales tax rebate, which translates into about 25 percent of the investment.
The construction was funded by a mix of both municipal bonds and private donations. Ham declared on multiple occasions that taxpayers were not charged for the project. Admission tickets cost $40 for adult and $28 for children with ages between 5 and 12.
Primarily, Bill Nye’s impressions on Noah’s Ark are not positive because some of the biblical scenes portrayed at the exhibition are not scientifically accurate.
Ham expects that in its first two years, the Ark will attract more than 2 million tourists.
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