The Creation Museum is trying to get $43 million in tax breaks to build a Noah’s Ark replica as a tourist attraction; which, regardless of legality (I am not a lawyer), strikes me as even more boneheaded than most things they do.
“We need $43 million in tax breaks for a $173 project to build an ark replica in order to convince people one guy and his three sons built the original unaided (and then kept 2 to 7 of each species alive for several weeks but we aren’t replicating that).” is a pretty ballsy plan.
I hope local skeptics are keeping tabs on the money and construction workers involved for future reference. On the other hand, if they get a 4-person team to build the replica entirely using ancient hand tools I will at be impressed.
And the schadenfreude in me can’t wait for the first time this park floods.