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New Amusement Park Will Feature Noah’s Ark Filled With Dinosaurs

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Well, this is just big bowl of stupid.

A company in Kentucky is creating an amusement park called Ark Encounter that features a full-scale “replica” of Noah’s Ark. But that’s just the beginning — a park official has made it clear that there will be dinosaurs on the ark. Next to all of the other animals — like monkeys and stuff.

You know, because dinosaurs existed when all of the other animals did, and not millions of years before.

Yeah.

Here’s a piece of advice to the park administrators — go pick up a science book. Have you guys heard of science? No? Well, let us explain. You see, it’s this thing that has proved over and over again that dinosaurs didn’t exist when Noah supposedly made an ark.

Maybe try reading every once in a while.

Just saying!

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65 comments to “New Amusement Park Will Feature Noah’s Ark Filled With Dinosaurs”

  1. me23 says – reply to this


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    you do know that the whole "noah's arc" story is a metaphor and it never really happened right???



  2. 2

    OMG! Another "Jim & Tammy Heritage Park USA"….

    Have the "Secretary" Job Announcements been placed?



  3. 3

    Wow, way to be offensive. What happened to turning over a new leaf? So now, instead of making fun of celebrities, you make fun of the beliefs of millions, even those who support you? Way to go. You can say it's funny, and laugh all you want, but telling people they're stupid because of what they believe is terrible. Would you like to get made fun of because you believe in gay marriage? Gay rights? Exactly. Let people make their own decisions.



  4. 4

    Umm ya, that is precisely what a sizeable percentage of the US population actually believes. Evangelical Christians only believe the earth is like 12,000 years old, remember? So of course dinosaurs did not live that long ago….in fact I even had someone tell me that's why dinosaurs became extinct…because they couldn't fit into the ark!

    And by the way…intelligent design doesn't have anything to do with Noah's ark….not sure why you added that…



  5. 5

    Re: ohyeahhh

    I'm not sure he is attacking belief here, but rather attacking the idea that these museums, amusement parks, and statements (for example: the current pope saying condoms are useless for preventing STI transmission in Africa, this is incredibly false and detrimental) are contradicting things that have been proven time and time again through many avenues, including science. The dictionary defines belief as : confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof. However, there is rigorous proof that dinosaurs did not occur at the time of Noah. If you are a believer in Christianity and the Bible's stories, Noah built the ark about 3000 years ago; dinosaurs died out around 70 million years ago. Having studied the bible cover-to-cover, there is no mention of dinosaurs. Additionally, dinosaurs and the animals on the ark would not have been able to live peacefully together. Carnivorous dinosaurs would have probably seen the ark as a smorgasboard.

    To sum, I wouldn't take this as insulting belief. Furthermore, I wouldn't say that millions of Christians believe dinosaurs were around at the same time as the ark. I think that might be quite a small minority. I absolutely agree that people have every right to their own decisions and their beliefs, but I have a problem when beliefs conflate certain truths.



  6. 6

    Perez,

    I am an avid fan of yours as welll as a Christian. As much as I can appreciate your humor, this takes it to another level. As much as I agree with your standpoint on equality, I feel that this post contridicts everything that you claim to stand for. As an advicate for equaity, I find your comments no different than that of a biggot or a racist. To single out a religion and make a mockery of it is discraceful.

    I can understand if you do not agree with Christian viewpoints, but dont "bully" and isolate your Christian fans and supporters.

    I have had the upmost respect for you and your activism until now. From reading this I wll never see you as anything else but a hypocrite.

    Its important to practice what you preach.



  7. 7

    Bahh, there is nothing wrong with this. He said he would be nicer, not perfect, and there's nothing wrong with calling a group of people ignorant when that is exactly what they are being. Self imposed ignorance is the worst kind.



  8. 8

    someone is bitter



  9. 9

    Hey its a religion based on a talking snake and a magic apple. WTF do you expect?



  10. 10

    Re: bpayne0715131 – theres nothing wrong with what hes saying. hes completely right on the matter. im christian too and i think its stupid to lump in the dinosaurs with noahs ark. are u kidding? evolution completely disproves any of that nonsense. its not wrong to say a fact is a fact. and the fact of the matter is they lived 70 million years ago. its not bullying anybody. its setting the record straight.



  11. 11

    Re: kfrenchy
    I understand completely. Thanks for putting that out there without insulting anyone. Yes, I think it's silly that they put dinosaurs and the ark together, but it can be said in a much better manner. It wasn't so much the information that bothered me, but the way it was put. Just an opinion. :)



  12. 12

    Find me the science book that mentions Noah's Ark too. Also the Christians need to give it up, ignorant beliefs are for ignorant people.



  13. 13

    Re: bpayne0715131 – It's a very small minority of Christians that hold these ridiculous viewpoints! He's not insulting all Christians - just the nut jobs that believe this shit.



  14. 14

    Re: bpayne0715131 – I should also add that if you believe this nonsense, you're a complete moron. Sorry, but you are. It's a fact that the world is BILLIONS of years old and humans and dinosaurs never coexisted. Who the hell actually believes that? Idiots, that's who!



  15. 15

    Hate to break it to you writer, but OTHER animals did exist when the dinosaurs did. did you really think it was just dinosaurs back then? you sound as ignorant as the idiots you are making fun of



  16. 16

    ugh. Obviously, having that warehouse they call "creation museum" wasn't enough to make them the laughing stock of the world, they have to flesh out their stupidity in order to grab whatever sad, pathetic hillbillies that are left who are too dumb to buy into this brand of snake oil.



  17. 17

    Check it out people: The Intelligent Design fanatics believe the intelligent designer is the Gawd of the bible.



  18. 18

    Yeah because it would be factually negligent to put dinosaurs on a mythical boat built by a mythical man that can somehow hold 2 of every single animal despite many obvious issues. Building the ark in the first place is stupid, they may as well take it to the next level!



  19. 19

    the stoopid never ends…



  20. 20

    What happened to to longer being a bully? That lasted all of four days. Yes, I know that these Bible-Belters have some very strong believes that differ greatly than the norm, but let them believe what they want. They're not hurting anybody.



  21. 21

    Re: verta1 – They ARE hurting people. Their ignorant beliefs are being taught to children who will go through life thinking the world is only 6,000 years old and dinosaurs and man walked around together Flintstone's style. Ignorant for life is a crime. AND they use their religious superstitions to hate on against people like gays. In the past, their same Bible has been used to prejudice against Blacks, Jews, mixed marriages, etc., and even used to justify slavery. If they believed in child sacrifices (like the Bible does), would you be all for letting them believe what they want?



  22. 22

    Funny how religious nuts pick and choose what they want to believe. The Bible also says "disobedient sons" should be put to death, that men should never shave, you shouldn't eat seafood or pork, that women on their periods should be "shunned," etc. Don't see too many Christians doing those things, though. Yet they grasp onto the world is 6,000 years old and gays are bad. Sheeesh!



  23. 23

    As a paleontologist, I can only shake my head and laugh.



  24. 24

    Hahaha!



  25. 25

    Re: ohyeahhh – People have the right to believe in whatever they want, but when they begin to actively spread misinformation and promote ignorance among the children that visit their amusement park then they SHOULD be derided, insulted, ridiculed and put in their place.



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    Re: bpayne0715131 – Dinosaurs existing - and then being extinct - way before the supposed Noah's Arc was constructed is NOT a viewpoint. It's a scientific FACT that is not open to interpretation. Promoting anything but facts when it comes to education is beyond irresponsible and cannot be defended in any way.



  27. 27

    Team Perez



  28. 28

    I am not sure if I should be sad or amused by this. I'm guessing that next time some zealot opens an amusement park he'll build a model if the Solar, pardon, the Earth system where the Sun and all the other planets orbit the Earth.



  29. 29

    stick to making fun of celebs. dont mock people's beliefs. that makes you just as bad as them when they judge you. yuck. shame on you.



  30. 30

    Ugggh, I hate that we even need to discuss this. Let alone the fact that there was no ark, and no god. Eleanor Stevenson HBSc. Geology, MSc. Geology, PhD. Geochemistry



  31. 31

    Actually, a lot of PhD level scientist would disagree with you. Maybe you should read what they have to say at answersingenesis.org

  32. Waboo says – reply to this


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    Yes, of course, makes SO much sense… We can thank the fucking Bible for this bullshit. Honestly, the things this book can make people believe is astonishing.



  33. 33

    In conclusion, religion is BS, and all its subscribers philosp[hically redundant.



  34. 34

    I was totally stoked about this until I saw that there would be no rides. Leave it to extremist x-tians to take all the fun out of theme park. :(



  35. 35

    God made everything in six days, and rested on the seventh. (By the way, this is the basis for our seven day week—Exodus 20:8–11). Leading Hebrew scholars indicate that, based on the grammatical structure of Genesis 1, these “days” were of normal length, and did not represent long periods of time
    We are told God created the first man and woman—Adam and Eve—on Day 6, along with the land animals (which would have included dinosaurs).
    The Bible records the genealogies from Adam to Christ. From the ages given in these lists (and accepting that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to Earth around 2,000 years ago), we can conclude that the universe is only a few thousand years old (perhaps just 6,000), and not millions of years old . Thus, dinosaurs lived within the past few thousand years.
    In Genesis 6:19–20, the Bible says that two of every sort of land vertebrate (seven of the “clean” animals) were brought by God to the Ark. Therefore, dinosaurs (land vertebrates) were represented on the Ark.
    Although there are about 668 names of dinosaurs, there are perhaps only 55 different “kinds” of dinosaurs. Furthermore, not all dinosaurs were huge like the brachiosaurus, and even those dinosaurs on the Ark were probably “teenagers” or young adults.



  36. 36

    Creationist researcher John Woodmorappe has calculated that Noah had on board with him representatives from about 8,000 animal genera (including some now-extinct animals), or around 16,000 individual animals. When you realize that horses, zebras, and donkeys are probably descended from the horse-like “kind,” Noah did not have to carry two sets of each such animal. Also, dogs, wolves, and coyotes are probably from a single canine “kind,” so hundreds of different dogs were not needed.
    According to Genesis 6:15, the Ark measured 300 x 50 x 30 cubits, which is about 460 x 75 x 44 feet, with a volume of about 1.52 million cubic feet. Researchers have shown that this is the equivalent volume of 522 standard railroad stock cars (US), each of which can hold 240 sheep. By the way, only 11% of all land animals are larger than a sheep.
    Without getting into all the math, the 16,000-plus animals would have occupied much less than half the space in the Ark



  37. 37

    Re: verta1 – …they are hurting others with their beliefs though.



  38. 38

    Actually, according to the bible, dinosaurs did exist during this time. So you can think what you want to think and that's okay, but this is an accepted belief among some Christians. There are many Christian museums that actually display dinosaurs along with humans, so this isn't really news. Again, it's fine to have your opinion, but don't degrade the beliefs of others, please.



  39. 39

    Re: bella24 – Please tell me this was all a joke. Have you heard of carbon dating or maybe even science in general?!?! Dinosaurs have been linked to millions and millions of years existence, while the arc hasn't. (one reason being the fact that NOBODY HAS FOUND SOMETHING THAT NEVER TRULY EXISTED). Though I read your entire comment as a massive joke; for some reason I am thinking you are serious. The bible is just as mystical as the Greek gods.



  40. 40

    Actually, there is no real record of "time" that goes along with the bible. There are estimates and guesses, but nothing has been proved. No, dinosaurs are not mentioned, but in Genesis man was created before ALL animals were. Dinosaurs are animals- Christians believe that god created animals. Also, Adam named all of the animals, so he had to have named dinosaurs right? (Obviously the name has changed over time). After Noah's ark and the flood, there were serious climate changes. Some people believe that this is what caused the Dinosaurs to become extinct. I'm just trying to clear some things up.



  41. 41

    Want to see a dinosaur? Look at a chicken.



  42. 42

    People who are racist interpret the bible in the wrong way and use it to justify their actions. God isn't the one with prejudices, people are. It's sad that Christians have become so misconstrued in the view of society. I'm not racist, I'm all for gay marriage, and I might believe that there were dinosaurs on earth with humans because that's my faith. It's funny how you're talking about discrimination, but you, in fact, are pretty much calling Christians stupid and are being discriminatory yourself. Same for Perez.



  43. 43

    I would just like to point out the fact that these people get their 'facts' from a book written thousands of years ago. A book written to suit the time it was written in. Bibical literalists claim that they are following each line in the Bible and yet remain ignorant about the fact that the passages they quote as showing homosexuality as a sin also show eating shellfish or wearing cotton and linen as a sin. Still they dismiss modern science on such matters as evoultion and even the age of the Earth. As for the fact that most Americans believe in creationism; that was one poll. According to polls similar to this one a majority of the people believe that our president is Muslim or that mental illnesses can't be caused through traditonal therapy.



  44. 44

    Fuck ALL religions and the stupid ignorant people following them. I spit on your holy book that teaches hate, infanticide, torture, slavery!!!



  45. 45

    this is really just plain rude, perez. i understand that a LOT of Christians are highly hypocritical and rude as well, but a lot of us aren't. just when i gave you a chance after how flat-out mean you were to celebrities, you go and insult me and my beliefs. there is a lot of misconception in the world about what Christians believe and what timeline we believe things have happened on, but the bottom line is that we love God and want to share that with others. if you don't want to accept it, i totally respect that, but in return, you should totally respect our beliefs and not post such a horribly rude post. you lost yet another fan.



  46. 46

    I've been to that park and their scientists are actually very educated and smart. Just because they believe in a different measure of carbon dating doesn't mean they're idiots. All YOU know is what people have told you your whole life.



  47. 47

    You know, it takes faith to believe what the science books teach, just as it takes faith for people to believe their religious beliefs. Let the people who believe that dinosaurs were on the Ark have that. If you don't agree with it, then don't give the park money by attending. It's kinda hypocritical for you to say all these things about it being dumb, but when someone disagrees with your views on equal rights - then they're wrong. Please. Live and let live, just as gay marriage won't hurt anyone, believing in this won't either.



  48. 48

    It's funny how everyone is going into convulsions over this story. Nowhere in the story does it state, or even suggest, that the creator here believes dinosaurs were on Noah's Ark. It merely says that they will be included as part of an AMUSEMENT part attraction! Get over yourselves people, stop trying to create drama where none exists just to further your own hatred of anything that doesn't fit into your own beliefs.



  49. 49

    fuck the catholic church, fuck the pope, and fuck christianity and fuck the bible. eat shit you skydaddy worshipping morons.



  50. 50

    Re: Bell17

    people call you stupid because you are stupid. dinosaurs did not exist at the same time as humans. learn about science and stop being a willfully ignorant moron. nobody will any sense or higher education will take you idiots seriously. enjoy your fake god.



  51. 51

    Re: dialysisdarling

    no. because not being prejudiced against a group of people does not equal not believing in something that is FALSE and has been proven FALSE again and again and again by scientists. grow some fucking common sense.



  52. 52

    The 6 day creation story is a rehashing of an earlier pagan myth called the Enuma Elish. The Hebrews basically took the Babylonian creation myth, crossed out Marduk's name and replaced it with Yahweh. The point of the story is not to describe how the universe was made. The point of the story was to give the Hebrew god the credit. The actual steps taken are irrelevant.

    Even if the "days" are meant to represent years and years, the story still doesn't make sense. Actually, it makes less sense. God made photosynthesizing life BEFORE he got around to making the sun? He could have gotten away with that if the days were literal days. If the days are really thousands or millions of years, then you're trying to convince me that plants were photosynthesizing food from a non-existent sun for millions of years. Ridiculous. Did God make night and day before he made the sun? Without the sun, there is no such thing as night and day. Did God make humans before the other animals (Gen 1:25-27) or did he make humans after he made the other animals (Gen 2:18-19) Did he make man and woman simultaneously (Gen 1:27) or did he make woman well after he made man (Gen 2:18-22)

    If you believe Genesis is literal, you're an idiot. Plain and simple. It can't be literally true: it contradicts itself within the first two chapters.



  53. 53

    Re: Rabbleditty – The arguments on that website have been refuted many times over, whether Ken Ham is honest enough to admit it or not.



  54. 54

    are museums allowed to blatantly lie?



  55. 55

    Re: Serena Loves Mario – You would be very surprised to learn the actual amount of people who DO believe this…it's very common. You must live in a big city or something…



  56. 56

    Isn't it interesting how all sorts of stories from the Bible were actually taken from other previous myths? There were previous "saviors" that had the same characteristics of Jesus, there were previous myths that are almost identical to the story of Noah and the ark, there is the myth of "pandora's box" which is almost the exact same thing as the story of Adam and Eve (with the woman being the scorn of the earth of course). Even Christmas was not the actual date of the birth of Jesus, they chose that day because it coincides with the winter solstice, and also Christmas trees were originally Pagan. At the time that Christianity was becoming a religion, there was a war between Christianity and Paganism. There were other beliefs before the advent of the patriarchal religions that religious people just ignore. Whether there was some sort of consciousness to the creation of life is one thing….but religion itself is a social construct, a reflection of the fact that we are evolved enough to question our existence.



  57. 57

    so no one is aware the evolution is not proven? Evolution is NOT a fact. not only that, it's not even a theory. It's an hypothesis. Never has been proven, but DISPROVEN over and over…



  58. 58

    Re: bpayne0715131 – i agree with your comment, its just the way he is so against bullying gays, yet he can target and bully a religion or any celebrity he chooses and expects no consequence…im losing my respect for everything i thought he stood for.



  59. 59

    Re: buzzcuts – actually its a way of life a relationship between a human being, who sees themself as unworthy of the love, and grace, and mercy of a merciful God who continues to love and forgive us even when we continuously let him down and lie to him, its a relationship, its a love, its a path we choose to take the second we are born again, and no one has any right to mock it, or poke fun just because they dont believe it.



  60. 60

    Re: DANNYGLOVERSDICKBLOOD

    You took the words out of my mouth. Christians are fucking idiots.



  61. 61

    Re: Jeffrey McLaurin – Actually, lumping all christians onto one big pile is being idiotic.



  62. 62

    You've lost another follower. I used to put up with your nonsense, but now I don't know why. I just thought you should know that your ignorance and bullying has gone too far. I am a Christian. Evangelical Charismatic if you want to get technical. True followers of Christ try their best to love everyone because we ourselves are not perfect which puts us in no place to judge. I know that some 'Christians' stand out for their hatred and judgment. I feel bad that these are the ones that have clouded your knowledge about us. Which is most likely why the majority of people on here are cursing us and lumping us into the same category, when in reality, there are several different denominations of Christianity. Your words are hurtful and extremely hypocritical. It would be the same as me making fun of you for being homosexual. But I strongly believe in forgiving and forgetting. Just thought you should know…if you even read this. Bye.



  63. 63

    There is something obvious that everyone's missing. Noah put those animal on the ark to save them from destruction of the flood. Wouldn't the dinosaurs being on the ark have saved them too? wouldn't they still be around?



  64. 64

    I refuse to say I came from monkeys. Thank you.



  65. 65

    Re: jesalinda

    Uh, sweetie? Please spend five minutes researching something before you go repeating your own ignorance as if it were fact. Macroevolution has been *directly observed* dozens of times, both in the lab and in controlled settings in the wild. It is supported by mountains of evidence. We have fossil evidence, genetic evidence, homologies, atavisms, ERVs. No scientific experiment has ever disproven evolution.