This might be the most inspirational post we’ve ever seen from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. We just found this at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry: Ark Project Wins First Place in District Science Fair. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
We love hearing stories about how God is using Answers in Genesis, the Ark Encounter, and the Creation Museum in the lives of individuals, families, and children. [We all do!] Recently we heard from a father who shared what an impact his family’s visit to the Ark Encounter had on his young daughter. This young lady, Savannah, was so inspired by what she learned at the Ark that she decided to theme her science fair project around the Ark.
Ooooooooooooh! A science fair project based on Noah’s Ark! Isn’t this exciting? Hambo says:
She won first place and is moving on to Regionals! [Wowie!] Here’s what her father shared with us,
Hambo tells us what Savannah’s father wrote:
I want to share some wonderful news. My daughter and I visited the Ark Encounter during Spring Break of this year. Needless to say, it was an amazing trip that made an impact on us all. My daughter just entered her science fair [in a public school] and it was all about the Ark.
Unfortunately, Hambo doesn’t tell us the name of Savannah’s school, or the city where she lives, so we can’t search for stories in her local newspaper. Anyway, the father’s letter continues:
She took your model of Noah’s ark and made a mold of it out of aluminum foil. She tested it against other ship designs. Of course, the ark floated and held up to many tests.
Ooooooooooooh! She used what was probably sold in Hambo’s store, the Wooden Ark Replica (six inches long, $14.99, ten inches long, $19.99) and made a hollow mold out of aluminum foil. It floated! Wowie! What a science project! The proud father’s letter goes on:
So today we just found out my daughter won her division [Hooray!] and will go on to the district science fair. We are so excited and want to thank you for the experience of the Ark Encounter. I just wanted you to know what an impact our visit at the Ark Encounter has made on my daughter’s life. Now she’s sharing God’s word through science.
Ooooooooooooh! Savannah won in her division. What division was that? We’re not told. Okay, back to Hambo:
Her father later shared with us the news about Savannah placing first at the district science fair and heading to the regional science fair. [Gasp!] Good job, Savannah!
Amazing, huh? Things have changed since your Curmudgeon participated in his high school science fair. Here’s our last excerpt:
I praise the Lord for how he is using the ministry of AiG in making such an impact on children. We need godly generations to stand boldly for the Lord! The photos below show Savannah with her grandparents at the Creation Museum, with her father at the Ark Encounter, and with her medal and project.
If you click over to Hambo’s site and look at the photos, you’ll get a better understanding of what’s going on here. Savannah appears to be about seven or eight years old, so her science fair division must have been for children of that age. Even so, a tin-foil model of Hambo’s ark is pretty shaky science. What do you think, dear reader?
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