Does ICR Have Hambo Envy?

Most of you know that when Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the ayatollah of Appalachia, came to the US from Australia to begin his creationist career, he first worked for the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom.

We’ve always imagined that ICR has been envious of the success Hambo has enjoyed since he left them, first with his infamous, mind-boggling Creation Museum, and now with his recently completed Ark Encounter, which he claims is an exact replica of Noah’s Ark.

No longer content to lurk in the shadow of their successful protégé, ICR is planning to expand their role in the alternate reality of creationism. This just appeared at their website: ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History. It’s very brief, and it features a video which we haven’t looked at. Here’s what they say, with bold font added by us for emphasis:

The Institute for Creation Research hopes to soon begin building the Discovery Center for Science and Earth History.

[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Isn’t that wonderful? They tell us:

It will combine cutting-edge science and technology for an immersive experience that showcases God’s handiwork throughout the universe.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes — if someone from the Babylonian Empire were somehow transported to our time, he would undoubtedly agree that ICR’s Discovery Center was indeed a presentation of cutting-edge science. Then they ask:

Can you imagine how many lives will be changed?

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! No, we can’t.

Now here’s where you fit in, dear reader. ICR humbly requests:

Prayerfully consider how you can partner with us in this exciting project that will unlock the mysteries of Genesis for generations to come.

At the end of the post there’s a link titled Donate today! You’ll have to go to the ICR article to find that link. Then let your conscience be your guide. We know you’ll do the right thing.

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10 responses to “Does ICR Have Hambo Envy?

  1. A Curmdgeonly Theme Park has been mooted in comments on this blog from time to time.

    I think the time to start serious fund raising for Curmudgeon Cosmos must surely be upon us now!

  2. Oh dear, SC, when you say *their role in the alternate reality of creationism* tends to imply there is an actual *reality of creationism*. Tut, tut.

  3. Hey, it’s quite possible that there’s a flat, square world with a dome over it where a primary deity throws down lightning, wind squalls and snow storms at the mortals and lesser deities down below while consulting periodically with the other gods in the heavens when he can’t quite figure out what to do next until he finally says, “Screw it, drown ’em all,” and then feels really bad about it afterward. I mean, that reality COULD exist. It doesn’t have to, but let’s not limit ourselves here.

  4. Pretty weird. They want to build it in Dallas.

    I looked at their video begging for money. One of the their “scientists” with on his left sleeve is writing some Fourier transforms on a white board. I have to wonder what Fourier transforms have to do with creationism.

  5. Aarrg! RIGHT sleeve. Dang lysdexia!

  6. I think that you owe an apology to the clever Babylonians.

  7. I suppose the IRC doesn’t want to encourage anyone interested in the “mysteries of Genesis” to simply read the bloody book. Anyone who did read it would discover that there are no mysteries in it, just a bunch of old myths.

  8. I think TomS is right – Babylonian astronomers were the first to systematically collect observations, an act you’ll never catch a creationist in.

  9. Re Jason: I think what’s meant by “alternate reality” here is an imaginary alternate universe, mentally inhabited by creationists, in which the Bible really is literally true from Genesis through Revelations.

    Now if only it really existed and we could send them all there physically . . .

  10. Another building dedicated to dreck – no thanks.