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Noah's Ark
Can't build without government help these days.
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Imagine if Noah had needed help from the government to build the ark. It might have never been built.
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As some have pointed out, given that the ark only saved eight people, the whole project might've had better success with full-scale government intervention. Not to mention Noah had a bunch of Biblical regulations to deal with, like: "Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch" and "The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits." Not very libertarian-y of god.

But that was then, and this is now.

Operators of the popular Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky are seeking state tax incentives to build a creationism theme park at a nearby site -- a project that Gov. Steve Beshear officially will announce today .

Mike Zovath, senior vice president of the non-profit group Answers in Genesis, one of the partners in developing the park, said Kentucky officials have told him the proposal for state tourism-development incentives "looks good."

He said the park -- to be called Ark Encounter -- would include a massive wooden ark that would offer educational attractions. ...

They got $43 million in government tax money for their version of the ark (plus $11 million to improve roads around the park).

They should've learned their lesson from Noah. And really, they better be using gopher wood.

Originally posted to kos on Thu Jul 19, 2012 at 01:31 PM PDT.

Also republished by Headwaters, Your Government at Work, Daily Kos, and Street Prophets .

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