In spite of what anyone says, science and religion still seem two clashing beliefs that people can’t see as the opposite sides of the same coin.
In the latest episode of religion vs science, we see Bill Nye the Science Guy, one of the most beloved people in American television, picking a dinosaur bone with a religious park that has recently opened in Kentucky.
Featuring a Noah’s Ark exhibit called the Ark Encounter, the new Bible-themed park thought it was a good eye to invite Nye to check it out. The $100 million wood attraction that cannot float is the biggest timber-frame structure in the world, and it has been built by a religious ministry.
Real-life replica of Noah’s Ark “troubled” Bill Nye the Science Guy
The ark replica follows the measurements described in Genesis, the first book of the Bible, where we find the story of Noah, a man who lived to be 950 years old.
He was called by God to save humanity and two of every animal on the planet from a giant flood of 40 days and 40 nights by hiding them inside a giant ark. But according to Nye, an evolutionist who strongly disagrees with the Bible, this just wasn’t possible.
The Science Guy was quoted as being “troubled” by the many “scientific inaccuracies” he found while visiting the theme park. The thing he was the most vocal about is the fact that the exhibit presents dinosaurs as living contemporaneously with humans.
According to the evolutionary theory, dinosaurs were long gone by the time people appeared on Earth. Nye says there’s no chance for the giant creatures, which became extinct some 65 million years ago, to meet any humans, who came to be only 50,000 to 100,000 years ago.
However, the Bible-themed park claims our planet is just 6,000 years ago and that dinosaurs were still very much alive by the time Noah built his ark.
Nye told NBC News that “every single science exhibit is absolutely wrong” and that the park is responsible for indoctrinating “hundreds of school kids” with inaccurate religious views.
Nye’s commentaries could be seen as bad publicity for the park, but Ken Ham, the head of Christian ministry Answers in Genesis who built the attraction, said only one thing: that he will pray for Bill Nye.
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