A Walkthrough and Review of the Ark Encounter
By Dan Phelps, President, Kentucky Paleontological Society
1 Ark Encounter Drive
(Off I-75 Exit 154, KY 36)
Williamstown KY 41097
Hours & Pricing
Hours of operation (ET)
- Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Sunday Noon – 6 p.m.
- Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
- Adult $40.00
In 2007, a new “intelligent design” book entitled Explore Evolution (“EE”) appeared on the market.
Explore Evolution is explicitly marketed to public school teachers. For example, at a 2008 Biola University symposium for science teachers a pitch was made for adopting Explore Evolution. The quote below comes from the symposium's website:
A US Supreme Court decision allows teachers to teach biology in a way that incorporates “a variety of scientific theories…with the clear secular intent of enhancing the effectiveness of science+ read
Of Pandas and People, the foundational work of the 'Intelligent Design' movement
by Nick Matzke
The creationist textbook Of Pandas and People was published in 1989 (second edition, 1993). This was the first book to frequently use now-common buzzwords such as "intelligent design," "design proponents," and "design theory." As such, Pandas represents the beginning of the modern "intelligent design" movement.
This fact is obscured in most recountings of the Intelligent Design (ID) movement, which usually credit Phillip
Discovery Institute fellow Jonathan Wells is a major purveyor of misleading, inaccurate, and incorrect statements about evolution. His book Icons of Evolution (2000) is notorious for its distortions and false claims about evolution.
Here are resources to help you understand and respond to the misleading claims made by Wells, especially in Icons.
- What's Wrong with Icons? NCSE's comprehensive analysis, chapter by chapter, by Dr. Alan D. Gishlick