The last piece of land needed for a multi-year project to build a full-scale Noah's Ark on an 800-acre site in Williamstown, Ky., has been purchased by a group of developers led by Answers in Genesis, the biblical apologetics ministry announced Wednesday.
Despite tough economic times, project leaders are hoping to offset costs by building the "Ark Encounter" attraction in multiple phases over many years, and opening the Ark and other supporting elements during phase one.
Answers in Genesis (AiG), which also oversees the Creation Museum in Petersburg, had previously delayed ground-breaking for the estimated $24.5 million project after funds had only reached $4.4 million....
Who's a trustworthy Darwinist? None in general, for they rely exclusively on empiricism (or so they claim), which makes them the far greater fools.
But to answer directly, that sweeping characterization is unfair, for it depends on what they're talking about. Even Darwinists, like a stopped clock, can be right from time to time. I recall Stephen Jay Gould had some honest moments; e.g., his Hopeful Monsters theory was an admission that change occurred too quickly to be explained by Darwin's mechanism of Descent with Modification. And Francis Crick's Panspermia theory is similar.
Neil wrote: Agree. I used to support AiG, but came to realize that in addition to their insatiable appetite for money, they, like many Creationists, hold to empiricism, which is an unreliable epistemology, besides being contrary to Scripture.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Neil, those were quite interesting articles that you mentioned, especially the last oneâ€¦Empiricism as defined in Wikipedia, is really an atheistic form of philosophy.
Glad to be of help. BTW, empiricism may be atheistic, yet note well, it is also foundational to Catholic Natural Law philosophy, as described by Thomas Aquinas, her official philosopher. This is why popes have endorsed evolutionary science, though some lay Catholics like Michael Behe support Intelligent Design, which is also empirical.
Note, RC Sproul & Norm Geisler are disciples of Thomas Aquinas.
Russ wrote: What do you mean by empiricism Neil? Just curious.
An Internet search is pretty easy, you know: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empiricism
In Creationists' case, it's not that they deny Scripture is a source of knowledge, but that they think experimental science can supplement it (so long as it does not contradict Scripture). â€śGo to Nature if you can't find it in the Bible.â€ť Empiricism has created no end of mischief for Christianity, primarily because it is fatally flawed: http://www.trinityfoundation.org/journal.php?id=19
Yet I have the greatest trouble getting fellow Christians to see this. They seem just as obstinate as atheists here. Nothing has changed since Doubting Thomas.
Mike wrote: And why are we spending money on earthly things? Sorry. But I don't know how this will furhur the great commission.
Agree. I used to support AiG, but came to realize that in addition to their insatiable appetite for money, they, like many Creationists, hold to empiricism, which is an unreliable epistemology, besides being contrary to Scripture.
And why are we spending money on earthly things? Sorry. But I don't know how this will furhur the great commission. Don't get me wrong, it's cool.. But it's just a big theam park for "Christians". Why not use that 24.5 million for the futherence of the gospel. Missions, missionary work. Sounds like a waste of money, that will one day parish.. Matthew 6
19Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal: