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At a popular evangelical tourist site, the Ark Encounter, the image of a ‘wrathful God’ appeals to millions

By Susan Trollinger and William Trollinger We at RightingAmerica are pleased to share below our article on Ark Encounter, which appears today over at The Conversation. Many thanks to the editors at The Conversation for their permission to re=post our work here! A...

Ark Encounter: Not Sinking, but Not Close to Living Up to Projections

by William Trollinger Exterior of Ark Encounter. Image by Susan L. Trollinger (March 15, 2022). A few weeks ago – during our spring break at the University of Dayton – we visited Ark Encounter. It was our ninth or tenth visit since the Ark opened in July, 2016. In...

Educational Malpractice: A Review of an Abeka Creationist 8th Grade Science Textbook

by Dan Phelps Daniel Phelps is a retired environmental geologist for the commonwealth of Kentucky. He has also taught part-time in Kentucky’s Community College system. His work to expose the pseudoscience behind Ham’s Ark Encounter was featured in the award-winning...

The Best of RightingAmerica, 2016-2021

by William Trollinger Exterior of Ark Encounter. Photo credit: Susan L. Trollinger, 2018 The rightingamerica website first appeared in April of 2016. In the 5 ¾ years since then, we have published 465 blog posts (many or most are more accurately described as short...

Ken Ham and the Government Subsidy that Makes Ark Encounter Possible

by William Trollinger Exterior of Ark Encounter. Photo copyright: Susan Trollinger (2018) In an article celebrating the five-year anniversary of Ark Encounter’s opening, Ken Ham continued to issue misleading (now there’s an understatement!) comments regarding...