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A New Museum: Competition in the Land of Young Earth Creationism

by William Trollinger  Screenshot from David Rives Ministries. Last Friday a reporter visited my office to interview me about the KKK in 1920s Ohio. He came here  having just visited Ark Encounter, and so I naturally asked him for his impression of Ken Ham’s...

Daniel Phelps, Strimple Award Winner: Fighting the Good Fight on Behalf of Science, Reason, and the Separation of Church and State v. Young Earth Creationism

Strimple Award Winner Daniel Phelps. Image via the Journal of Paleontology. Daniel Phelps is a retired environmental geologist for the commonwealth of Kentucky. He has also taught part-time in Kentucky’s Community College system. Phelps is founder and president of the...

Six Years Later, A Creationist Theme Park Is Not Paying Off For Kentucky

by Rob Boston, Senior Adviser for Americans United and Editor, Church & State Exterior of Ark Encounter. Image by Susan L. Trollinger (March 15, 2022). Editor’s Note: Today we share an article that appeared earlier this week at Americans United for...

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...